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Shye Fried, photographer, stands aside his display of 35 people he photographed at the Nova Music Festival the morning of Oct. 7, 2023. He spoke April 7, 2024 at Chabad South Metro Denver.

Half year of war: Oct. 7 survivor in Denver

On the six-month anniversary of Hamas’ invasion of Israel, a survivor of the attack recalled in vivid detail the moment on the morning of Oct. 7 when he stared death...

Joe and Hadassah Lieberman, pictured during the 2000 presidential campaign. (IJN file photo)

Lieberman death hit Denverite hard

The news of former Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s sudden death on March 27 hit Denver’s Rob Schwartz like a ton of bricks.

Sunrise, sunset: Shabbat near the North Pole

The rules for the duration of Shabbat are pretty clear: Roughly 25 hours and a few minutes after candlelighting on Friday night. 
 Unless you are in a place like...

Ohr Shalom in Grand Junction, Colo. (Screenshot via Google Maps Streetview)

Grand Junction Jewish roundup

West of Denver by 244 miles, there’s a lot of activity in Grand Junction. The town’s synagogue is growing, significant interfaith support exists, and there’s even...

Penfield Tate III

A conversation with Penfield Tate III

On the cusp of turning 68, Penfield Tate III has lived through and studied the numerous mutations of how we talk and relate with each other. As an aide to former Denver...

Purim in wartime

We are, it seems, at an emotional crossroads. How do we celebrate the most joyful and raucous of Jewish holidays when there is a tragic scarcity of joy in our lives?

Top: STAND event at the Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs, Jan. 24, 2024.

In Steamboat Springs, taking a STAND

Following an anti-Semitic incident in Steamboat Springs, Rabbi Kolby Morris-Dahary formed STAND (Steamboat Team to Disrupt Anti-Semitism and Discrimination) while...

Avigail Olman, left, and Sagi Gabay, right, speak with, clockwise from bottom left, the IJN's Hillel Goldberg, Shana Goldberg and Steve Mark, March 6, 2024.

In Denver, chilling Oct. 7 testimony

Five months removed from one of the most horrific days in Israeli history, Sagi Gabay recounts with vivid detail the attack at the Nova music festival that almost killed...

Pro-BDS bill at Colorado House dies in committee

The anti-Israeli crusade of State Rep. Elisabeth Epps has been squashed, for now. 
 The Colorado House of Representatives’ Finance Committee voted down Epps’...

ADL’s Shaver grapples with public meeting disruptions

The latest disruptions of public meetings by anti-Israel or pro-Palestinian groups have spiraled at an astounding rate. The Anti-Defamation League reports that since...