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A medical dilemma

I do not expect to gather workable medical remedies from the Talmud, which offers many. Still less do I expect to find modern clinical dilemmas addressed in the Talmud....

Does anger work?

I find it exciting not to know what’s around the corner. The Talmud is full of surprises. I never know what to expect. For example, suddenly, amidst the most technical...

Who feeds the poor?

Like many incidents and tales in the Talmud, this one’s charm tends to obscure its meaning. A sweet, unlikely or fantastical Talmudic encounter can deter the rational...

Beyond the boundaries of human existence

Time, the mystery of our existence, breaks the boundaries of all Jewish holidays, of Shabbos, and of the Sabbatical year, shmita. The holidays themselves represent...

The fateful encounter in the Jordan River

What would you do if you were taking a swim and suddenly a known criminal leapt in right next to you? He is not only a known thief, bandit and […]

Anti-Semitism is horizontal

A common theme pervades the current formulations of anti-Semitism: • After the Holocaust, anti-Semitism did not die; it just went underground for a while. •...

‘I can only deal with the hand I was dealt’

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5782 SECTION A PAGE 4 Never in my memory have the events of the day so tightly highlighted the theme of the High Holiday season: repentance....

The life of Ahmed Jibril

The Talmud says that after a person dies, G-d judges a person based on these questions: Did you deal honestly in financial matters? Did you fix times for Torah study?...

Critical race theory — why?

Am I missing something? I attended Denver Public Schools, K-12, 1951-1964. We learned about the Civil War. We lived in the midst of the Civil Rights movement. We...

Where were you on July 14, 1920?

Where were you on July 14, 1920? Probably not at “the largest Jewish gathering ever held in this city” [Denver], where Jews and gentiles rejoiced “that the Peace...