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Chris Leppek
Chris Leppek

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Jonas Ottensoser (Mishpacha Magazine)

Sabbath mode — hot-wired rest

Ottensoser knows a thing or two about appliances. A mostly retired mechanical engineer from Baltimore, he knows pretty much everything about how these increasingly...

John Hickenlooper as mayor, pictured atop the Denver City and County Building. (Shari Valenta/IJN)

Hickenlooper throws his hat in the ring

Colorado Jewry hardly needs to be introduced to John Hickenlooper, the former state governor and Denver mayor who this week became the latest Democrat to join the field...

L-r: Yael, Yedida, Yossi and Yishai Fink

Off the grid: Life in the gates of Heaven

the Great Divide, on the far side of the Rocky Mountains from Denver, lie the Gates of Heaven. More eloquently known by its Hebrew name, Shaare Shamayim, and more...

West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer, Colo.

Alleged anti-Semitism in Conifer school headed to federal court

 long-running dispute over allegations of anti-Semitism at a Colorado middle school is headed for federal court. In December, the family of Isabella Grunspan, the...

Sharon Nazarian

ADL senior VP, Iran native, reflects on anti-Semitism today

The bad news first: Anti-Semitism throughout much of the world is not only alive and well, but growing. Then a touch of good news: It’s probably not as bad as it...

Matthew Leebove

When it comes to nonprofits, JNF is showing the way

it what you will — track record, performance rating, street cred — but when a business or non-profit does something right, people pay attention. The...

Josh Goldin, right, CU Buffs longsnapper

Josh Goldin aiming to move up on the Buffs

Goldin’s moment of truth came on a sunny September afternoon in Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial Stadium was, as always, filled to capacity — 85,000-plus fans...

Rabbi Emily Hyatt

For Emanuel’s Rabbi Hyatt: holiness and pluralism

odds of a newly-minted rabbi — or any rabbi, for that matter — getting a pulpit position in his or her hometown must be staggeringly low. “I don’t...

(Hannah Smith/KOMU/Flickr)

Where Denver day schools stand on vaccinations

It’s rare that Jewish organizations across the denominational spectrum in Denver — or anywhere else — find unanimity on anything, but on the subject of vaccination...

Baruch HaLevi

‘We Launch’ connects Israel and the American midwest

CHANUKAH 5779 and falafel and intifada. That — and maybe the Bible — are pretty much what the average American Midwesterner knows about Israel, says Baruch...