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Kosher Living

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...

Chabad’s peak experience

ONE would think that a full-time, professional posting to a place like Jackson, Wyoming would be a difficult thing for just about anybody to pull off. The place is so...

Cremation vs. burial: the final act

Doron Kornbluth has a message for Jews considering cremation instead of burial — separate fact from fiction, place those results in the context of Jewish tradition and...

Is marijuana kosher?

What a long strange trip it’s been for marijuana. From “Reefer Madness” to Woodstock to legally-licensed medical dispensaries, marijuana has come a very long way....

Commuting for Shabbos

It’s Friday in Berthoud, Colo., and the nearest synagogue is miles away. Shabbat arrives in a few hours. Even for the fittest of the fit, snowdrifts and bitter cold...

Kashrut supervision more complex than he could have dreamed

THERE was once a time, believe it or not, when a potato was a potato. And when a tomato was a tomato. Not anymore. “Today,” says Rabbi Moshe Heisler, whose job and...

The mitzvah of the Land of Israel

I’VE been to reunions. You’ve been to reunions. How mighty the surprises. This person, seemingly destined for nothing, has become an eminent doctor, lawyer, captain of...