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Replacement Relatives: Kol Nidre 5779

Rabbi Tucker

Earlier this summer, during a trip out West to visit a good friend, I happened upon the town of Buford, Wyoming. Nestled in unincorporated Albany County between Cheyenne and Laramie, Buford is known for two unusual features of its existence - its elevation, which at 8000 feet above sea level makes it the highest populated settlement along transcontinental Interstate 80, and its population: exactly one. You see, even in our country’s least populated state Buford is an aberration, housing a convenience store, a gas station, a modular home, and what is rumored to be some seriously good coffee but only a single resident, a Vietnamese entrepreneur named Pham Dinh Nguyen who purchased the town at auction for $900,000 after its original owner decided to move away a few years ago. “PhinDeli” brand coffee, imported by Nguyen from Vietnam, is now sold in the convenience store making Buford the ideal location to load up on both java and juice during the long drive towards Yellowstone.     Continue Reading --->

Mon, May 20 2019 15 Iyyar 5779