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Gogol mogol — the old school flu remedy

Gogol mogol is a Yiddish word for a shtetl recipe that dates back to 17th-century Central Europe.

From the archives: A 114-year-old Denverite

In our search through the IJN archive we discovered that 76 years ago this week, Beth Israel Home for the Aged was celebrating its new facility on 17th and Meade on the...

From the archives: Chanukah fun facts

In our search through the IJN archive for mentions of latkes and gelt, an item caught our attention: “Light on Chanukah” is a compendium of fun facts about Chanukah...

From the archives: Thanksgiving

An exploration of Thanksgiving through the IJN archives.

From the archives: Kristallnacht

On the 84th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a look in the IJN archives to see how the pogrom was covered at the time.

From the Archives: Lake Steam Baths

As Lake Steam Baths on West Colfax announces its sale, we search the IJN archives for Denver Russian bath history.

From the archives: Sukkot in 1924

From the archives: Buying a lulav and etrog in 1924 on the West Side.

High Holiday Foods: Plum & rosemary challah

A slightly savory take on a sweet, Rosh Hashanah challah.

From the archives: A king’s death, a queen’s coronation

From the archives: How did the Intermountain Jewish News report the death of King George VI and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II?

The unlikely recurrence of Sitka, Alaska

One of our favorite blog posts was written way back in 2009, after the publication of The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. In the alternative history novel, Michael Chabon...