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Poll: Who did you vote for?

Election week has become a real thing. It’s Thursday afternoon and we still don’t know who won the presidential election. It seems a game of chicken is also...

P.G. Waxman, of blessed memory

The word is so overused, but I have no other word: I loved P.G. Waxman. The sweetness. The sincerity. The vulnerability. The reaching out. Not afraid to show his...

Fanny Starr, 1922-2020

When the Intermountain Jewish News interviewed Fanny Starr six years ago, we asked her why she was putting forth so much effort to tell the story of her Holocaust...

‘Democracy is dead’ — What? Not with this turnout!

It’s not only the Biden voters or the Trump voters. It’s not just the presidential race. It’s not just the Senate and Congressional races. From state to state,...

Dayyenu? No. Not now.

Dayyenu? No. Not now. Dayyenu. “It would have been enough.” Actually, not. Now is not the time for dayyenu, and not just because it’s not Passover. In the...

Right and wrong votes

Clean Speech Colorado couldn’t have come at a better time. Regardless of Tuesday’s ultimate outcome, emotions are running high. I’ve seen firsthand in the Jewish...

A republic, if you can keep it

As I pen this column, the winner of the presidential election is still unknown, the candidates are neck-and-neck. Regardless of who wins, it seems this was a very tight...

‘Shut down the virus’

Last Friday, Joe Biden stated that he is “going to shut down the virus.” Good luck. If he succeeds, he’ll be in the company of only one other country: China. Has...

Whose dogma?

“Even paranoids have enemies,” former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is supposed to have quipped. Does being religious in America today automatically earn one...

Death records as genealogy tools

My last column was probably the hardest one to write, talking about my nephew’s tragic death. But it morbidly inspired me to address a few death records: obituaries,...