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Kosher Living

In the workshop of a sofer

this modest home on Wolff Street, Torah scribe Rabbi Tuvia Negreann aspires to perfection with intricately carved turkey feathers, kosher animal parchment and...

Journey of Larry and Cindy Halpern

IN 1993, Ahron Wasserman, then a yeshiva bocher, called Larry Halpern, head of Safe Systems, Inc., about a Shabbat-compliant home alarm system for his father Rabbi Isaac...

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...

Modern pre-nups in Jewish law

nice Jewish boy, Neil Sedaka, one had a number one hit with a song about a truism: Breaking up is hard to do. Anyone who has broken up with a boyfriend or girlfriend...

Is there a real health rationale behind kashrut?

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 be...

Rabbi Tzvi Steinberg is spiritual leader of Zera Abraham.

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...