It was the second week of February in 1994. I was in my freshman year of college, and most of my closest friends worked at the theatre in Tamarac Square in Southeast Denver. Tombstone was still running, and just a week prior, Schindler’s List was released. I popped in to meet a buddy who was finishing his shift. What I saw when I walked through the door stopped me cold in my tracks.
Dave Flomberg is a 6-Time Society of Professional Journalists Award Winner for his editorial and feature writing over the 20+ years he’s been covering Colorado and beyond. His credits include Yellow Scene Magazine, Westword, Boulder Weekly, Downbeat Jazz Magazine, and the Rocky Mountain News, where he was a columnist for the final 7 years of its run. He also worked as the Music and Sports Editor for Citysearch.com, ran Editorial Operations for Examiner.com, and is the author of Management for Zombies (available at fine local book purveyors and online at Amazon.com). If you have experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism, let him know at [email protected] and let's work together to stamp it out.
…An old joke, but it’s actually an effective summary of the nature of Halachic law. The underlying theme here is the idea that everything is truly relative; that nuance, detail and context are crucial to understanding and resolving conflict.
“He used to work out at my gym. Dude is off his rockers.”
The Jefferson County Republican Party demonstrated a serious lack of respect for their Jewish constituents and the historical relevance of the Holocaust in a highly insensitive Facebook post last week.
“The Jews are a nervous people. Nineteen centuries of Christian love have taken a toll.”
The Shomer: On Purim, We Find Yet Another Haman in Our Government–And He Appears To Be A CO Republican
Yesterday was Purim.
The Shomer: Absurdity of ‘Cancel Culture’ on Display as Right-Wing Conference, Titled ‘America Uncanceled,’ Cancels Anti-Semitic Rapper
“America Uncanceled’s” first order of business: Cancel Young Pharaoh.
It’s an unending cycle today, now that the general public has the same access to soapboxes as their celebrity counterparts. And it’s always the same: Celebrity says something that upsets others. Others clap back. Celebrity loses endorsement or gig. Celebrity decries “cancel-culture” and the supposed infringement upon their “First Amendment rights.” Rinse and repeat.
[UPDATE, Jan. 28, 10:30 am: This article has been updated at the end with a response from Councilwoman Nagle after it was published.]