Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
Print Edition

View from Denver

Shavuot in a time of rising anti-Semitism

What does the upcoming holiday of Shavuot teach at a time when American Jews are under attack from the right and the left? From the right we have the white supremacists...

Clerk and Recorder

It’s not music, as in the recorder. It’s not the coveted goal of law school graduates, as in the clerk to a Supreme Court justice. But if you’re a Denverite and...

Being in two places at one time

One of my long term goals is to be in two places at one time. I could finally meet all of my obligations. Actually, I’m getting closer to my goal. Although I can’t...

Denver Health aims to ‘change the world’

For Robin Wittenstein, Ed.D., it’s all one river flowing into the sea. The sea is “changing the world” and the staging ground is Denver Health. For the CEO of...

A new cabin at Camp Shwayder at the base of Mt. Evans.

The new face and vision of Shwayder Camp

Woe to the contemporary Jewish summer camp if it thinks it can do what camps did decades ago and succeed. Nice surroundings. Nice counselors. Nice programs. And the kids...

Sharp and Soft

Sharp and Soft. Two ways people treat each other, and the way people are treated. Can Sharp and Soft inhere in a single person? Can a person be both? Should a person be...

Dayyenu is enough — really?

This ode to Passover was first published in the IJN in 1982 and has occupied this space before Passover many years since. ONE of the most popular parts of the Passover...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #48

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #48, “Cite the source of your words.”...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #47

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #47, “Being precise in one’s study.” Rabbi...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #46

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #46, “Making one’s teacher wiser.” The...