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48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #35

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #35, “Loving integrity” Arrogance is like...

Jack Zerobnick

Jack H. Zerobnick, a native Westsider who amassed countless friends throughout our community during his 96 years, passed away Dec. 13, 2018, in Denver. Rabbi Ben Last...

The push for schism

Jonathan Weisman doesn’t understand much about the nature of modern anti-Semitism. But Weisman, an editor at The New York Times and author of a remarkably obtuse book...

Muscle memory

About once a decade I go through a knitting phase. I first learned the skill in college from a friend’s mother. About 10 years later I picked it up again in Zurich....

An apology is not enough

We all place a great deal of expectation in our doctors. There is a certain trust that we have in members of the medical profession. As patients, oftentimes, when we are...

Second thoughts on Syria

Bolton to Erdogan: Hands off the Kurds. Just a first step, we hope. We have second thoughts about the headline over this editorial because we are not certain that there...

Israeli foreign aid to the United States

We often hear of the massive American foreign aid to Israel, $38 billion over 10 years. We do not often hear of Israeli foreign aid to the United States. For reasons...

Remember Tulo?

Remember Troy Tulowitzki? The dazzling Colorado Rockies shortstop? Well, keep remembering. The way things have turned out, his best years in baseball were in Denver, not...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #34

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #34, “Shunning honors” Who and what...

Illegal in Israel

They call it the world’s oldest profession. I don’t know that it is. Perhaps agriculture, midwifery or slavery would, in fact, meet the definition. It doesn’t...