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A young black Christian voice for Israel

In the desert, you can only dream about the water before you come to the oasis. If Israel is the oasis, at a distance it is a mirage. That’s the problem with the image...

Joe Silver is Better than Gold

I know I am unlike no one in saying that Joe Silver is unlike anyone you have ever met. If you have not met Joe Silver, avail yourself of the opportunity, as the word...

‘The Post’

I felt like somebody handed me one of those old toy trains, or a vintage 1957 Chevrolet, or a pair of bell bottoms from the 1970s. Forget the story line. I was...

Saline and slavery

Strategic Medical Reserve Can you imagine this kind of world? Your doctor prescribes an antibiotic. You go to the pharmacy. The antibiotic is unavailable. Or this: You...

Fools prophesy — Iran is no exception

Never more apt than the first week of January is the Talmud’s view that only fools prophesy after the destruction of the Second Temple some 2,000 years ago. For during...

Tax incentive or tzedakah incentive?

Few people will really know how the new tax bill will affect their charitable deductions until they prepare this year’s taxes and figure out their deductions, if any....

Maximizing waste

This is not about money. This is not about animal rights. This is not about asceticism vs. materialism. This is not about kids in Africa who don’t have enough to eat....

Stan ‘the Man’ (oops, make that Michael) Staenberg

The Staenberg name is now up on the JCC, “the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center.” The Staenberg name was un-known in Denver just a few years ago. Michael...

Other people’s menorahs

CHANUKAH 5778 SECTION A PAGE 4 Isn’t this odd? Do nothing, yet get something. This is the reality in one context of Jewish spirituality, which otherwise does not work...

Inversion: It’s not just weather. It’s wisdom. 

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” — Oscar Wilde I admit, I didn’t think of the weather and climatic inversions when Avi Mehler, last Friday...