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From the Archives: When Abba Eban came to Denver

The IJN takes a dive into its archive — seventy years ago this week brought a most illustrious name to Denver — Israeli Ambassador to the US Abba Eban.

For Tu b’Shevat a Wheat Berry Salad

This whole-grain salad can also be made with farro or freekeh — each has their own unique earthy flavor which complements the aromatic hazelnuts.

From the archives: The liberation of Auschwitz

Tomorrow, January 27, 2023, marks the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet forces. Today, Auschwitz is synonymous with Hitler’s war...

From the archives: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s relationship with the Jewish community is oft-cited and usually lauded. Was it as peaceful and aligned as it is portrayed? To answer this, we...

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.