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Kosher Living

A primer for Passover cleaning

Cleaning for Passover is a daunting task because of this fundamental stringency: Since leaven is not a forbidden food — not like pork — a Jew is used to eating leaven...

Modern pre-nups in Jewish law

Are pre-nups an extension of the ketubah? Do they prevent the agunah problem? A nice Jewish boy, Neil Sedaka, one had a number one hit with a song about a truism:...

Is there a real health rationale behind kashrut?

Kosher living. When it comes to how we eat, what does it mean? The plain answer is following Jewish dietary laws of kashrut, which govern what we eat and how food must...

Sensitivity session with local police concerning Sabbath and modesty practices

A police officer asks an Orthodox man to sign papers on Shabbat. He refuses. An observant woman trips on the sidewalk and a passing policeman offers to help her. She...

Mountaineer Mintzes

For a cheeseburger in paradise Makin’ the best of every virtue and vice. ASPEN — The Jimmy Buffett song, though Anot exactly kosher, glorifies a “cheeseburger in...

Spiritual markers on the journey of Avrohom and Sorah Larimer

Move over, Cotopaxi. Your tenure in Denver Jewish history began oh so recently, in the 1880s. Once you were king of the hill. The founders. The legends. The people...

A Torah teacher

It’s early morning at the Denver Community Kollel on Xavier Street. Men place their black hats on top of the coat rack inside the closet. Large Hebrew books line the...

A Sephardic presence

Niso Aharonian lives in Denver, which is a long way from where he was born and raised, Herzliya, Israel, and even further away from where his parents came from, which is...

The joy

During certain times of the year, shoppers at King Soopers in Greenwood Village are likely to encounter young men dressed in bright green tee-shirts somewhere i n the...

Hanania Cohen, proud Sephardi — and practitioner of Chinese medicine

Hacham Hanania Cohen, wearing a loose white robe, black cap and phylacteries strapped to his forehead, opens his East Denver door on a snow-packed morning. It is the...