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Shana Goldberg
Shana Goldberg

IJN Assistant Publisher | shana@ijn.com

Redskins

Like many Jews, I’m a traditionalist at heart. But sorry, Tevye, even I can recognize when tradition is used as an excuse to continue bad practices. I’m also a huge...

Governor signs Holocaust and genocide education bill

Under a hot Colorado sun, Governor Jared Polis signed into law HB-1336, the Holocaust and Genocide Education in Public Schools bill, at JEWISHcolorado on July 8. The...

Big bad wolf?

One of the privileges — or burdens, depending on one’s point of view — of being Swiss is voting up to four times yearly. Switzerland is often held up as the model...

Jewish ‘privilege’

I get worried when people talk about Jews having white privilege. The IJN recently ran an article with black Jews expressing how other Jews could support them, and a...

What’s changed in 40 years?

With the library still closed, my evenings continue to be filled with nostalgic childhood re-reads. As I finished the latest one, I said to myself: “This could never...

‘Because science’

“Because science” is possibly the most facile rejoinder I’ve heard repeated throughout this pandemic. The people who utter this phrase are under the false...

Powder keg

The fuse was ready to be lit. Months of lockdown; economic contraction; uncertainty about the future. As evidenced by earlier anti-lockdown protests and Capitol...

Down the rabbit hole

I love a good conspiracy theory. While I’ve never crossed over to fully believing any, I like going down the rabbit hole and eventually hitting the inevitable logical...

Some area Orthodox synagogues are reopening; others wait

synagogues in Denver plan to open as soon as today, May 22, and others next week. Among the synagogues that plan to resume minyanim is Zera Abraham off West Colfax....

Our Chernobyl

There’s a great scene in the series I just finished watching, “Deutschland 86.” A member of the East German foreign intelligence discovers high levels of radiation...