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The FBI and me

“Oh, Rabbi Goldberg, we will send you a copy of the book, but you won’t need to pay. Please, just write a review.” Me? A review of a book about the FBI? What do I...

‘Settled science’ and ‘things he shouldn’t say’

Do not look at the extreme partisan rhetoric to discern the worst poison in our political discourse. Look instead to the cool, restrained, seemingly objective,...

P.G. Waxman, of blessed memory

The word is so overused, but I have no other word: I loved P.G. Waxman. The sweetness. The sincerity. The vulnerability. The reaching out. Not afraid to show his...

Whose dogma?

“Even paranoids have enemies,” former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is supposed to have quipped. Does being religious in America today automatically earn one...

Excessive force

A man was shot dead in downtown Denver by a security officer hired by 9NEWS. As to whether the officer, who has been charged with second degree murder, acted in...

A companion for Genesis

If the medium is the message, then next to the stark, calligraphic beauty of the Torah scroll itself is the beauty of Genesis: A Parsha Companion (Maggid, 2019),...

It’s not me

It sounds absurd. It cannot be true. But it is. It is the truth: The author of the book did not write the book. Neither did the sculptor of the statue sculpt the statue....

Teaching the Holocaust — excruciating pitfalls

Colorado public and charter schools are now mandated to teach the Holocaust and genocide under the bill passed last June and signed in July. The intent is good. The...

Mercy

It’s got a long name, but a short, beautiful mission: healing kids. Kids who need help. Big help. It’s the mission of ALYN Hospital, “Pediatric and Adolescent...

Dreams never dreamed

Shall we begin with the negative side? Or the positive side? It doesn’t matter, it’s all the same side. If it were necessary to determine which group suffers most...