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Self-preservation

Does the instinct for self-preservation bring out the worst in people? This was a truism stated by Cormac O’Grada in a discussion about the Irish potato famine....

The perfect cheesecake is kosher for Passover

I seem to have landed on the perfect cheesecake recipe. Perfectly smooth, with nary even a hint of a crack on its glossy top. The catch? It’s a kosher-for-Passover...

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...

Accept the election results

Talk about sore losers! Republicans lost — in disastrous fashion — the Colorado elections of November, 2018. The Senate, House, governorship, attorney general and...

New strains of viral anti-Semitism

Who could really be surprised by the story that grabbed the attention of the Jewish world this past weekend? When Felix Klein, Germany’s first commissioner for Jewish...

Blank stare. Nada. Zip.

At this point, I know to expect it. For years now, each erev Shavuot, on the eve of the holiday, I receive two joke phone calls from two good friends. We laugh as they...

Inflating the Jewish population count

It’s not the dollars. It’s not the adjectives (‘thriving,’ ‘growing’), it’s the actual number of Jews. There’s a lot of head scratching these days in...

‘No regrets’

Scene: Chestnut Hill Reservoir. A man is drowning. Enter a group of yeshiva boys. They rush to a nearby police officer. As the officer pulls the man from the water, he...

The UN parody gets funnier and funnier

We know, we know. Keeping track of these ways the UN is both dysfunctional and anti-Semitic is getting repetitive. But there was one tweet this week that reach such a...

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...