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Israel Independence

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...

Israel's Shinshinim in Denver, clockwise from upper left: Ido Manor, Talia Schwimmer, Ofek Hod, Yael Firuzmand

Israel’s four teen emissaries — shinshinim — in Denver

the crow flies, the distance between Colorado and Israel is considerable — more than 6,000 miles from Jerusalem to Denver — but there’s nothing like human contact...

Pastor Jason and Sheryl King in Jerusalem.

Faith Bible Chapel’s Pastor King explains Christian support for Israel

of Colorado’s biggest supporters of Israel never had a Bar Mitzvah, nor a b’ris. He does not attend synagogue. In fact, he’s not even Jewish. Jason King, the...

Three of the Denverites who reflected on their first times in Israel, l-r: Marlin Barad, David Japha, Loretta Cawelti

First time in Israel…Coloradans reflect

to Paris, London or Madrid for the first time is breathtaking — the people, the culture, the food, majestic landmarks, scenery, you name it. It’s brand new, and...

Amb. Gary Grappo

Amb. Gary Grappo reflects on a tense Middle East

Grappo, a distinguished fellow at the Center for Middle East Studies at DU’s Korbel School of International Studies, retired as US Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman...

Jerusalem skyline (Joyce Goldschmid)

What Israel means to me

of the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence, the Intermountain Jewish News asked a wide variety of community members, “What does Israel mean to you?” The...

Diana Zeff Anderson

The Colorado Israeli heading JEWISHcolorado

Zeff Anderson, JEWISHcolorado board chair since July, 2016, speaks fluent Hebrew with an American accent and unaccented American English — an unusual trait she...

Boaz Meir (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

Why has JNF quadrupled its campaign? Meet Boaz Meir

time you’re playing a casual game of word association, throw “Jewish National Fund” into the mix. If participants are actively Jewish, or know a few things about...

Joining the IDF as a lone soldier

Hillary Marcus has always had strong ties to Israel, both personal and familial, but it wasn’t until 2009 — when Israel went to war in Gaza — that those ties...

Noy takes Christian Zionists to Israel

In 1979, the Association for the Welfare of the Israeli Soldiers sent sabra Elisha Noy to Denver to check out Faith Bible Chapel, which had invited AWIS’ chairman to...