Friends and filmmakers Jesse Zook Mann and Evan Kleinman decided to go deeper into Judaism, in search of the more edgy side of contemporary Jewish life, and the result was the documentary Punk Jews. It's a sixty-minute, multi-faceted portrait of a global community, told in six stories, including tha ... More >>
One of the key goals of the Denver Jewish Film Festival is to get people outside of the Jewish faith engaged. "For us, getting the word out to the Jewish community is easy; getting the word out to the larger community is more challenging," says Roberta Bloom, director of the festival that kicks off ... More >>
Matisyahu sans his trademark beardMATISYAHU @ OGDEN THEATRE | 12/17/11Less than half a minute into a first song appropriately titled "Open the Gates," Matisyahu's dancing had already grown so intense his yarmulke could no longer support it. Instead, it popped off. This action would later repe ... More >>
Full-sized comic below.Broomfield Bluenose Real name: Mariya Barmak; Occupation: Assistant Colorado Attorney General; Suburb of operation: Broomfield; Hair: Scarved; Eyes: Burning Suburban superhero skills: Broomfield Bluenose possesses the conventional attributes of a Latvian immigrant as w ... More >>
I'm pretty sure the folks at the WBC would not appreciate the craftsmanship of my kippah.Each week we spotlight one massive shmuck. This week: the Westboro Baptist Church. The hate-spewing goofballs from Westboro Baptist Church, long known for their enthusiastic protestation of all things ga ... More >>
A Flickr Photo This is a message to all the Chosen: Remember when you were thirteen and you wore your hand-me-down,powder-blue, three-piece suit to celebrate becoming a man? When Aunt Esther pinched your cheek so hard it made your soul hurt? Obviously, your mother was taking pictures of all of this ... More >>
David Shneer is a one-man dynamo when it's come to bringing into focus the divergent cultural wings of the Jewish diaspora locally, in the past as a professor and director of the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver and currently in a similar role at CU-Boulder. And he's starti ... More >>
Jennifer 8. Lee explores the connection between Jews and Chinese food.
Rabbi Jamie Korngold. The holiest days of the Jewish year have arrived, which means itâ€™s time for cynical, kvetching people everywhere to count their blessings and remember why, even in the midst of the Great Depression Sequel, they have reason to celebrate. Last Tuesday was Rosh Hashanah, the J ... More >>
Jewlia Eisenberg's Charming Hostess experiments.
In the face of death, Sandy Bush lived. His greatest fear when he first found out that cancer was eating away his body was that he'd suffer a slow, painful death. The only way Sandy could overcome that fear was to know he could control his time of dying. No doctor can prescribe death in the United ... More >>
Matisyahu's musical orthodoxy isn't as unorthodox as it seems.
Rose finds a fresh approach to confronting Holocaust horrors.
The Mikvah Project examines a religious observance
Shabbat Service on Skis/Boards
Where it's always showtime
Jamie Korngold, the Adventure Rabbi, seeks the sacred in God's outdoor gym.
In The Believer, a Jewish student explores his inner Nazi.
A trip into the past unearths one of the bonds that built Denver’s community.
The missing work of Max Lazarus
The History of New Year's Eve.
Two new books celebrate the joys of Yiddish.
When the Bush administration does something worth protesting, La Mitzvah will be ready.
A pair of forgotten Jewish artists are rediscovered in Denver.
Combining the Bible with contemporary art gets mixed results at the Singer Gallery.
Basya Schechter is putting a Jewish touch on world music.
This study of misogyny in orthodox religion is slow and one-sided.
This year may offer a new landscape for Denver's two Judaica museums.
This week's local music pick: Saul Rosenthal
This week's concert pick: New Orleans Klezmer Allstars.
The rest is history at Rose Hill Cemetery.
So what's with all these Jewish Deadheads? Doug Gertner has a theory or two.
The names of the patriots have changed, but not their tune.
NORM RESNICK SPEAKS LOUDLY AND CARRIES A BIG SHTICK.STAR-SPANGLED BANTER A TRADITIONAL JEW ON THE CHRISTIAN PATRIOTS' WAVELENGTH--THIS IS KOSHER?