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Community, despite social distancing

“Eicha yashvah badad, Alas, she [Jerusalem] sits in solitude.” Thus opens the Scroll of Lamentations. It’s what I said to a friend of mine living in Jerusalem...

How fast it comes

It’s amazing how quickly things change. I had tickets for the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights game for this past Sunday, March 15. As a huge fan of both...

Kudos to Governor Polis

Credit where credit is due: Governor Jared Polis has done a remarkable job leading our state through what is undoubtedly the state’s biggest public health challenge...

How not to fight the coronavirus

Hand it to the Chinese government. Having initiated a pandemic by suppressing knowledge of it and treatment of it when it first came to its attention last December, the...

In the past, anti-Semitism has been a side effect of viruses

By Henry Abramson Over the course of our millennial history, Jews have had many encounters with contagious diseases. Often we’re blamed for them. Maybe I’m paranoid,...

What about the permanently quarantined?

Bidud. Bedidut. Hitbodedut. These three Hebrew words overlap as they are all rooted in the same three Hebrew letters bet, daled, daled; equivalent in English to B.D.D....

Is a radical reaction to the coronavirus reasonable?

We’ve all heard it: A vastly greater number of people will die from the flu this year than from the corona- virus. Not to mention, the odds of getting killed in an...

Coronavirus: family separation in Italy

ROME — The outbreak of the coronavirus in northern Italy forced Claudia Bagnarelli to make a painful choice. “To keep visiting my 94-year-old mother, I needed to...

Ignorance or knowledge?

I’ve been following the progression of the coronavirus since my colleague Andrea Jacobs first heard it reported in late December, 2019 — which seems so long ago. It...

Community activities canceled, postponed due to COVID-19

Nearly all events and gatheringa in the Jewish community have been canceled or postponed, including daily worship services (minyanim), due to concerns about coronavirus....