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48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #16a

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #16, “Limited marital relations” Some...

Dear Mr. Lauder

This past Monday, The New York Times ran an opinion piece penned by the honorable Mr. Ronald Lauder, chairman of World Jewish Congress. Mr. Lauder is known for his...

Benefit of the doubt

Upon visiting Mount Rushmore in 1936, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said: “I think that we can perhaps meditate a little on those Americans 10,000 years from...

Tourism in Turkey…yeah, right

On the nuts-and-bolts level, we’ll leave it to the economists to sort out the causes and solutions to Turkey’s currency crisis. There is no doubt, however, that on...

When a minority cannot be a racist

When a minority cannot be a racist, what happens when the minority becomes the majority? Allegedly derived from former presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, the...

This interpretative sign on Deadwood's main drag explains its Jewish heritage.

Mining Jews

What is it about mining towns and Jews? Us Coloradans know that mining drew a lot of Jewish people to our state — though not all, of course, were miners. My...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #15b

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #15, “Limited Business” The list of 48 ways...

Honorary grandfather of Colorado sports

Looking back, like into the frame of a photo from long ago, I wish I had noticed what Jerry Mellman was like in the moments he was photographing sports players in...

British Board of Deputies off base on anti-Semitism

We confess up front that we are at a distance from British Jewry and cannot fully grasp the Jewish community’s angst over the Labour Party’s attitude toward...

Gerald Mellman 1927-2018

We could be forgiven for thinking that we were publishing some mythical composite of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the London Times for all the praise...