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Taking Stock at the Stock Show

For a few weeks every January, the Denver Coliseum hosts the National Western Stock Show, a celebration of livestock and the men, women and children who tend them.  When I first moved here, the event sparked both curiosity and aversion.  Having never been to a stock show, I wondered what it was all about.  At … Continue reading

Of Kugel and Catholicism

On Rosh Hashanah I attended an intimate, lay-led Kabbalistic service at a private home in Denver.  I hadn’t expected food, but the hosts graciously supplied several bagel varieties, four different cream cheeses, coffee and juice.  People were milling around when I arrived so I decided to have a bite.  I placed half a sesame seed … Continue reading

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