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Rocky Mountain Jew

How the world’s happiest people can also be refugees

Bhutan, a small kingdom in Central Asia, claims it has the world’s happiest people. In fact its king has gone so far as to define a Gross National Happiness Index, by...

Cultural appropriation

Talk about cultural appropriation. We’re sure you’ve heard this one before: “Jesus was a Palestinian.” Never mind that a Palestinian national identity didn’t...

Martinus Library Judaica

‘Antiques Roadshow’ — the Mainz episode

Hidden treasures. Television shows like ‘Antiques Roadshow’ are popular because we’d all like to think that among the bric-a-brac in our basements may be hidden a...

Tel Shiloh excavation team

Virtual excavation [VIDEO]

It’s not unusual for you to open an IJN and see a photograph or feature article about the latest amazing archaeological discovery in Israel. Perhaps it’s not...

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

In the hallowed halls of Cambridge, anti-Semitism is chuckled at

A very disturbing event occurred last week at Cambridge University, long regarded as one of the world’s best universities. This is where the likes of Isaac Newton, EM...

Anne Frank Diary Cover

She would have been 90 this week

Yesterday, June 12, 2019, would have been Anne Frank’s 90th birthday. With lifespans increasing as they are, it’s very possible that had Anne Frank’s life not been...

The perfect cheesecake is kosher for Passover

I seem to have landed on the perfect cheesecake recipe. Perfectly smooth, with nary even a hint of a crack on its glossy top. The catch? It’s a kosher-for-Passover...

The UN parody gets funnier and funnier

We know, we know. Keeping track of these ways the UN is both dysfunctional and anti-Semitic is getting repetitive. But there was one tweet this week that reach such a...

Postcard sent from Jerusalem by Theodor Herzl

Herzl’s postcards — en route to Palestine

This piece comes to Rocky Mountain Jew and the IJN from Nati Gabby of the National Library of Israel. In 2019, the Library is hosting four special events marking the...

Two of the four sons, as depicted in the Arthur Szyk Haggadah (Wikimedia Commons)

The Four Sons: Which are you?

“Of the four sons mentioned in the Haggadah — the wicked son, the simple son, the wise son and the son who doesn’t know enough to ask — which do you consider...