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Holocaust remembrance on Instagram

To say that the impact of social media on society and popular culture has not been entirely beneficial is the understatement of the 21st century. Our politics has been...

They can’t break us

On the last days of Passover I did not access technology for 48 hours. I reconnected online with curiosity. Usually it’s silly things you missed in the interim. This...

Denver is at a crossroads

May 7 — mark it down in your calendar. It’s the day when this city will decide what kind of path it wants to take into the near future. More than any national...

Who denied the Palestinians a state?

According to The New York Times, the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has left Palestinian families seeing “no light at the end of the...

Swastika Acres

In Cherry Hills Village, a subdivision once called Swastika Acres is now Old Cherry Hills. It’s not surprising that there was near unanimity on the decision. In the...

Burned into Jewish memory

Even before I laid eyes on two particularly sorrowful yet mesmerizing photos of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral going up in smoke — AP’s Thibault Camus’ and...

Day of Fate

“Beware the Ides of March,” Shakespeare famously warned in “Julius Caesar.” The eponymous emperor was killed on that day, March 15, which in the Roman calendar...

Seder night, 1943

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION C PAGE 19 You can’t know right away by looking at the picture that it’s a seder in a ghetto. It could have been a group photo of family and...

Dayyenu is enough — really?

This ode to Passover was first published in the IJN in 1982 and has occupied this space before Passover many years since. ONE of the most popular parts of the Passover...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #48

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #48, “Cite the source of your words.”...