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There are many national leaders; there was only one Bob Loup

The death of Robert E. Loup, 1929-2017, marks the end of an era in Denver Jewish history. There was a time when, if you were from Denver attending a national Jewish...

Winter? Over already?

Pardon our lack of excitement or recognition of this past Monday, March 20, being the first official day of spring. For us in the Denver metro area, it’s been spring...

25 years, still no justice

The 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires was so horrific that it has, to some extent, eclipsed an earlier, also deadly bombing that took place in...

Scrawled on a Seattle synagogue: ‘Holocaust is fake history’

This is infinitely more than ‘vandalism’ or ‘stereotyping.’ It must be refuted and resisted. It has been said before: First they take your lives, then your...

Jack Hyatt, 1941-2017

Jack Hyatt was both a gentle soul and an accomplished attorney. He was the type of person one was always happy to see, since he put everyone at ease. In his quiet way he...

200th anniversary. Wow!

A week from Sunday, March 26, the Mir yeshiva in Jerusalem will celebrate its 200th anniversary. Founded in 1817 as a small school in a small East European shtetl, the...

Purim’s relevance in 2017

In our respective childhoods, Purim was a time to dress up, stamp our feet, shake our groggers and fall into a blissful sleep on the ride home. It was fun — but this...

Israel’s anti-BDS law resembles a McCarthyist dragnet

Vagueries don’t make for good law. They do make for great damage done to Israel’s image as the only democracy in the Middle East. Israel recently passed a law...

Conversos — the underside of tragedy

We are struck by the great discrepancy between the image of conversos and the sometimes sordid reality. Conversos, of course, were those Jews coerced to renounce Judaism...

The world American Jewry never thought it would face

Anti-Semitism. Run amok. Time for draconian European Jewish precautions? Weekly bomb threats against JCCs. Jewish cemeteries vandalized. Now, bomb threats against...