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Chris Leppek
Chris Leppek

IJN Assistant Editor | ijnews@aol.com

An Israeli community struggle to respond to a murder

His rabbi would like the world to know that Dvir Sorek was not just a name. The 19-year-old yeshiva student was not just a statistic, yet another casualty in the...

Social media and young minds

to gauge the impact of social media? A quantum leap in communications? A tectonic paradigm shift in human interaction? An unprecedented sea change in access to...

Goodstein’s latest: Denver Public Schools

One might think that after writing umpteen books on Denver history, Phil Goodstein might choose something simple or one-dimensional for his next project — and one...

Richard Lamm portrait

Elder statesman speaks: Gov. Richard D. Lamm

As perhaps the leading figure in the last half century of Colorado politics, Richard D. Lamm has become an elder statesman. The IJN thought it opportune to get his...

In Frisco, Jews gather at Backcountry Bayit

snow season arrives in Summit County, the sights, sounds and scents are unmistakable — the gentle schuss of skiers and snowboarders zooming down the slopes, the...

Replicas of Michelangelo's frescoes from the Sistine Chapel.

Sistine Chapel up close — a traveling exhibition

who’s coming to Colorado on the Fourth of July. How about Adam and Eve, Noah, Esther and Haman, a wide assortment of prophets — not to mention the Entity who...

Rabbi (Maj.) Michael Bram, Air Force Academy chaplain. (Anchorage Daily News)

Air Force Academy rabbi is chaplain to all

of the 400-some chaplains currently serving in the US Air Force, only six are Jewish. One of those precious few is Colorado’s own Rabbi (Major) Michael Bram, one of...

Israel's Shinshinim in Denver, clockwise from upper left: Ido Manor, Talia Schwimmer, Ofek Hod, Yael Firuzmand

Israel’s four teen emissaries — shinshinim — in Denver

the crow flies, the distance between Colorado and Israel is considerable — more than 6,000 miles from Jerusalem to Denver — but there’s nothing like human...

Araceli Velasquez with her family

For Araceli Velasquez, sanctuary means safety, but not happiness

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION A PAGE 8 house in which Araceli Velasquez and her family reside is a house of prayer. The attractive structure in Denver’s Park Hill...

Two of the four sons, as depicted in the Arthur Szyk Haggadah (Wikimedia Commons)

Which of the Four Sons are you? Denverites reply

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION C PAGE 7 “Of the four sons mentioned in the Haggadah — the wicked son, the simple son, the wise son and the son who doesn’t know enough to...