Tuesday, April 23, 2024 -
Print Edition

Opinion

Shimmering paradoxes

“WHEN a child is born and comes into the world, all are rapturous with joy — and the child itself is crying and wailing. When someone dies and his life-spirit...

Art of artichokes

ONE of the things I love about food is the tradition, the ritual, relationship or the emotion often associated with a particular ingredient or dish. In my family one of...

Is Judaism green?

I entered the classroom, where more than 30 Jewish adults who had been studying together for the past semester buzzed in conversation. I began class by asking my...

The end of the affair?

Despite concerns that the two world leaders would clash during their meet earlier this week in Washington, a collision did not come to pass. Yet. Obama and Netanyahu...

Links to the world

This week Rocky Mountain Jew brings you a Venn Diagram of politics, Judaism and sports: where they overlap? Our third link – the connection between Jewish...

Why is Europe culturally dying?

Outside of politics, sports, and popular entertainment, how many living Germans, or French, or Austrians, or even Brits can you name? Even well-informed people who love...

In the kitchen

When I think of what the heart and soul of my childhood homes were, undoubtedly it was the kitchen. It’s not that our kitchen was a state-of-the-art piece of...

Hunted like an animal, living like a human being

Color me skeptical. And color me wrong. First, I receive a Holocaust memoir — another one. They come almost once a week, it seems. Second, a Holocaust memoir published...

Jews risk their credibility by carping criticism of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Israel

Does this sound like an enemy? A Muslim cleric unleashes a streak of violent hatred against Israel in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI — and the Pope walks out....

Navigating a minefield

So the Pope’s been in Israel. Lots of handshakes, media hype, and pressure from the gamut of NGOs. And the Pope made all the right moves: calling for a Palestinian...