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Chris Leppek
Chris Leppek

IJN Assistant Editor | ijnews@aol.com

Zach Strom carries the ball during last summer's Maccabiah tournament.

In rugby, USA top of the pile at Maccabiah

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778 SECTION A PAGE 12 When he first heard from a teammate that there was an international rugby team composed exclusively of Jewish players, Zach...

Dr. Nan Goodman

Literature meets law

Dr. Nan Goodman has held for the past two years a very prestigious position in Jewish academia, as director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of...

Raheel Raza

Moderate Muslim speaks her mind

Raheel Raza is a Muslim woman who freely and openly speaks her mind. She minces no words when she speaks of Islamist terrorism, Israel, the treatment of women in Muslim...

A total solar eclipse in France, 1999. (Luc Viatour/Wikimedia)

How and why to protect your eyes at the eclipse

While it’s a virtual instinct for us not to stare directly at the sun, the temptation to do so during a solar eclipse might lead some sky-gazers to let down their...

Rabbi Jack Shlachter

Coming soon, total solar eclipse

When Rabbi-Dr. Jack Shlachter talks about going to Alliance, Neb., later this month, the anticipation in his voice is palpable. He will be traveling, he says...

Neal Price, left; Linda Sarsour, right

Unmarked graves, unmarked $100,000

Sarsour promises a Denver cemetery big bucks —maybe, maybe not One might think that combining the recently controversial Muslim activist Linda Sarsour with...

J Street joins JCRC; mixed reactions

J Street has finally arrived. Last week, in its second try at membership in the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Israel-focused and liberal-leaning activist...

Rabbi Fred Greene, right, from l-r: daughter Yael, wife Deborah, and daughters Noa and Leora.

Meet Har HaShem’s Rabbi Greene

The first full week of June was a busy one for Rabbi Fred Greene and the congregation he leads, Boulder’s Har HaShem. He called for congregants to join him for a vigil...

Dr. Herzl Melmed, ready to ride

You’re 80? Meet Dr. Herzl Melmed

The first question of the interview — “What is it with you and bicycles?” — makes Dr. Herzl Melmed laugh. Whippet-thin, agile and looking far more fit than his...

Where we were, what we felt, in 1967: Four Denverites remember

The IJN solicited verbal postcards from Denverites who lived through the Six Day War, June 5-10, 1967.  Clara Elefant My husband had a sabbatical coming in 1962 so we...