Faith at Altitude

Religion and spirituality in the shadow of Pikes Peak

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Tough Stuff

I just talked with Rabbi Anat Moskowitz, Colorado College's rabbi, who told me that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She was, in a way, lucky to discover it when she did. But she tells me that she's still facing long months of treatment and -- though massive strides have been made in the treatment of breast cancer the last several years -- an uncertain future.

She says she's not afraid of death, but she isn't a big fan of pain, and she's a little concerned that she'll be dealing with some pain for a while.

Moskowitz, who led Colorado Springs' largest Jewish congregation (Temple Shalom) for five years before stepping down in 2006, is something of a reporter's dream. She's eloquent, outspoken and funny, and that made her one of the city's most quotable (and quoted) liberal spiritual leaders. I'm hopeful she'll be a strong voice around here for decades to come.


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