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Festivals of light

CHANUKAH 5778 SECTION A PAGE 2 There’s no denying that short days and long nights can be a challenge. Darkness combined with chilling temperatures is why light...

Cloud City

Some stories can be devoured time and again. Knowing the outcome is irrelevant. The story is so riveting that each time the reader is tricked into thinking it could end...

The court Jew

My first exposure to Jud Süß was through the eponymous Nazi propaganda film, which I watched as part of an undergraduate course entitled “Dreams and Nightmares: The...

Odd (wo)man out

I’m not going to lie: I was a little apprehensive about going to JEWISHcolorado’s Men’s Event. Me, a woman, at the largest gathering of Jewish men west of the...

Midnight Furies by Nisid Hajari

Partition

The British were awful. That’s my major takeaway from Midnight Furies, a book about the 1947 partition of India. Like with Palestine, when the British realized that...

The Shabbat experience

Live wire. Stand up comedian. Entertainer. But also — engaging and insightful. These were some of the descriptors used for the guest speaker at The Jewish...

Amazon — just say no

Does Denver need Amazon? Like many, I don’t think so. The city is already at an all-time low for unemployment. Growth — at least in terms of property development —...

Menashe Lustig, left, and Ruben Niborski in the film 'Menashe.' (Federica Valabrega/A24)

Menashe

They say that there are only six plots in existence; what makes a story captivating is how it’s told. Set in an unnamed chasidic community in Brooklyn, “Menashe”...

Sources and symptoms

Stephen Paddock, who murdered 58 people and terrorized a city, was evil. That aside, killing rampages like what happened last week in Las Vegas cause society to question...

Play it safe, or win?

On my way home, I often listen to sports radio. Recently I heard an observation that intrigued me. The commentator was discussing Bronco quarterback Trevor Siemian’s...