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Larry Hankin
Larry Hankin

IJN Associate Editor | larry@ijn.com

Did you say you were 96, Hazel?

When BMH and Beth Joseph congregations merged in 1996, there was a concerted effort to maintain the history and identities of both venerable East Side traditional shuls...

Everybody feels better after Jersey Boys

What is the common draw of reality television, the Super Bowl, rock concerts and live theater? The answer, according to Rick Elice, one of the writers of the hit musical...

Is the Addams Family kind of Jewish? Maybe

WHY is it that so many comic actors, comedy writers and directors are Jewish? And why does a lot of comedy sound Jewish although it’s not necessarily meant to be?...

Bonnie Brae: A Denver treasure

THE growth of suburbs and suburban flight has been a factor in the deterioration of many large US cities. This is not the case in Denver. Despite an array of attractive,...

Parker Mayor David Casiano and the rabbi

PASSOVER EDITION SECTION B PAGE 2 Did you hear the one about the mayor and the rabbi? Sounds like the beginning of another joke. The punch line to this one, however,...

Passover, no potatoes? No, you won’t starve

With Passover come so many food restrictions, so why would someone write a Passover cookbook excluding one of the few things we may eat on Passover, namely potatoes?...

Not your zaydie’s seder!

Playwright Lisa Loomer feels she has given voice to “both sides” of the Israel-Palestinian conflict in her provocative play, “Two Things You Don’t Talk About at...

Boulder Arts & Crafts celebrates 40th

THE year was 1971. In Boulder, the hand-made, down-to-earth, flower-power sensibilities of the late 1960s were lingering as pop culture began evolving into the...

West Side Story ‘Anybodys’ is Jewish

CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION D PAGE 2 ONE of the more intriguing characters in the musical “West Side Story” is Anybodys, the tomboy who desperately wants to be accepted...

New branding for Shalom Park expands the concept of ‘continuum of care’

THE “golden years” — as many find out — are not always so golden. Some people are fortunate to retire at the age of their choosing, live with their spouses for many...