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Booms and busts

What brought you to Colorado? The pandemic has meant no far-flung vacations. Instead, I’ve explored different parts of the state and encountered pioneer stories. One...

The med masks, memento masks

How did this COVID-19 pandemic get me thinking about Shir Hashirim, the Song of Songs, and Rabbi Akiva’s declaration that all of the Jewish canon is holy, but Shir...

Dark corners, Democrat and Republican

Just in case you were still convinced that we are living in normal times, check out the dark corners at the highest political levels, last week’s Democratic Party...

Aish of the Rockies: 25-year upgrade

Aish of the Rockies marked its 25th anniversary last Sunday. As the chronicler of this community, we have seen many synagogues founded and folded, many outreach programs...

Past becomes present

I dived into the past, or so I thought. I pulled out a scrapbook made after my grandmother, Anna Goldberg, died in 1965. On the first page is a beautiful tribute my Dad...

‘You raised me up’

The other night, I was approaching Broadway and 98th when I passively registered that a woman walking with her two dogs toward me on my left was thanking a tall black...

We live our identity

We live our identity. We live our musts, our standards, the things we have to do. Everyone has things that they want to do: we want to learn more Torah, have a deeper...

Trump gets his sticks and carrots in the right order as Israel, UAE tie the diplomatic knot

Trump rewards the friends, not the enemies. It pays off. The decision of Israel and the United Arab Emirates to establish diplomatic relations is a dramatic step toward...

Stop playing politics with the post office

Earlier this year, when it seemed that some media outlets were searching for businesses to beat up for potentially spreading the coronavirus, or violating lockdown, the...

When Jews vacationed in Lebanon

Adapted from the National Library of Israel article by Amit Naor Beirut was once known as the Paris of the Middle East, and there was a period of time when Jews...