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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...

Midge’s Brisket

One of our favorite new Haggadah’s out this year is Mrs. Maisel’s. Yes, we’re talking about the character from the television series — and just a quick reminder,...

The chamber of the UN Human Rights Council (Wikimedia)

The twisted world of the UN

King Solomon observed that there’s nothing new under the sun. One place that dictum certainly holds true is the UN. The double standard keeps chugging along in the...

Hamantaschen go savory

The ongoing and ever-intensifying foodie craze seems to be inspiring stranger and stranger twists on classic holiday treats. Let’s take hamantaschen, for example. Last...

The Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Md. (Wikimedia)

Let the war dead rest in peace

The AJC, or American Jewish Committee, along with many other Jewish organizations, most notably the ADL, has long advocated for separation of church and state. It is...

A third type of anti-Semitism

For anyone who missed it, here’s how Sunday’s Rep. Ilhan Omar Twitterstorm went down. It’s all about the Benjamins baby 🎶 https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV — Ilhan...