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Chris Leppek
Chris Leppek

IJN Assistant Editor |

Dr. Herzl Melmed, ready to ride

You’re 80? Meet Dr. Herzl Melmed

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 80...

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...

A young Jewish man raises an Israeli flag in the Arab Quarter of the Old City, 2009. (Abir Sultan/Flash90)

Whither Israel, post-1967?

anniversaries — such as next Wednesday’s commemoration of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem — are great opportunities to gaze at the past [Section B]....

Alon Davidi speaking at JNF's breakfast in Denver. (Neil Rosenfeld)

Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi

seconds. That’s the average length of time a resident of Sderot, Israel has between the sounding of a siren, warning of an incoming rocket strike, and reaching the...

Swastikas and ‘KKK’ were “keyed” into the surface of several automobiles near the DU Hillel House last week. (KMGH-TV Channel 7)

Swastikas at DU; police investigating possible hate crime

swastikas and the letters “KKK” were scratched into the surfaces of six cars on the same block as a Denver Hillel house last week, the Anti-Defamation League remains...

Boaz Meir (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

Why has JNF quadrupled its campaign? Meet Boaz Meir

time you’re playing a casual game of word association, throw “Jewish National Fund” into the mix. If participants are actively Jewish, or know a few things about...

Joshua Horowitz, middle, with staff members Sergio, left, and Victoria, right. (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

The new look at the ‘Deli’

service has always been Joshua Horowitz’s thing. His first job, when still a teenager, was working in the kitchen for a New York caterer. Soon thereafter, he owned a...

Bob Loup, pictured shortly before he was appointed national chair of UJA in 1982. (IJN Archives)

Bob Loup: The public figure

was always a lot more to Bob Loup than met the eye. What met the eye — at least from the perspective of a journalist working in the Jewish press — was something of a...

L-r: Sen. Cory Gardner, Sen. Michael Bennet, Gov. John Hickenlooper

Anti-Semitism: Colorado elected officials speak out

 the face of a rising tide of anti-Semitic bomb threats and vandalism in recent weeks — including two incidents in Boulder — Colorado political leaders called for...

Left: Team Israel Manager Jerry Weinstein, r, chats with Peter Kurz. Right: Team Israel catch Ryan Lavarnway on a team tour to Israel last month.

Team Israel prepares for World Baseball

 Team Israel heads to South Korea to compete in the World Baseball Classic next week, they’ll be taking a bit of Colorado with them. Quite a bit, actually. The...