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Time for unity

The jokes addressing the as-of-now stalemate result in Israeli elections are starting to roll in. Just an example, someone posted “I’m going to sleep. Wake me up...

Where have 18 years gone?

With all my Denver-ness and Israeli-ness, on 9/11 I’m a New Yorker. While all of us Americans stand shoulder to shoulder in memory of this terrible day of violent...

How could they? How?

I kept hearing about the newly released HBO series, “Our Boys,” whose title is code for evoking the painful summer of 2014. While I’m not much of a TV viewer, it...

The maternal love of Elul

September 1. This date is branded on every Israeli child as the first day of school. It doesn’t matter that I left Israel after 8th grade. No matter where I am in the...

Tlaib, straight out of ‘Saturday Night Live’

Initially, when Israel formally barred congresswomen Tlaib and Omar from entering Israel, I thought it was a terrible mistake. Of course, these congresswomen’s enmity...

Peach-y keen

Usually, what’s most associated with Colorado are features or activities such as powdery snow (pow-pow), skiing, gracefully elegant aspen trees, beautiful, strong...

Listen to these pictures

When words fail, there are photos. Hence the famous adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Sometimes, if the emotional content is so sensitive or complex, a...

The Nine Days: eat healthier while mourning

August 1-10 is known in the Jewish calendar as The Nine Days. These are the final days of a unit of time known as The Three Weeks, which culminates in the saddest day of...

Preventing a fatal distraction

It’s summer, and it’s scorching hot outside. This is my third time deciding to dedicate my column to this horrendously painful modern death called hyperthermia,...

An emergency!

I had to make an “emergency” run the other night. No, it was not for Band-aids, Neosporin or hydrogen peroxide. There were no wounds. It was for popsicles. With the...