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Israel Independence

Israel tops technological innovation — how do they do it?

MORE than time separates Denver from Jerusalem. Unless your Israeli subject speaks excellent English or the American journalist’s Hebrew is impeccable (lol!), language...

Meet Yoni Alon, Israel shaliach at JCC

WHEN Yoni Alon completed six-and-a-half years of service with the IDF in 2013, he planned to study for his bachelor’s degree. An astute epiphany stopped him in his...

Three filmmakers document the Israeli air force’s early struggles

LOS ANGELES — Some 65 years after a band of foreign volunteers took to the skies to ensure Israel’s birth and survival, filmmakers are racing to bring their exploits...

From Israel to Colorado Springs: Music is a prayerful dance

Ofer Ben-Amots was just six when he dared touch the new piano in his Haifa home. It was love at first sound — and they’ve been married ever since. Fifty-two years...

Israel’s fruit of the vine: Newfound respect for very old tradition

FOR a long time, Israeli wines — like those of California — suffered from what could be called the Rodney Dangerfield syndrome: They didn’t get any respect. Wine...

Meet Alexander Maller, architect and philosopher

UNTIL his family emigrated to Israel in 1958, 10 years after the Jewish state’s improbable birth, Alexander Maller suffocated under a tyranny of pernicious silence in...

Levin ‘smitten’ after recent trip to Israel

SO just how is Israel doing as it approaches its 64th birthday? Is it, like the Beatles once lamented in singing about that particular number, “losing its hair” and...

‘Next year in Jerusalem’: What it means to a broad spectrum of Denverites

At the conclusion of the Passover seder, four exclamatory words reverberate around the table like a lightning bolt. “Next year in Jerusalem!” Slumbering grandchildren...

40 years of IST — it’s in a very different place from where it started

LET us ponder, for just a moment, the significance of the number 40 in Judaism and Jewish life. The ancient Hebrews wandered for 40 years in the desert on their way to...

Does J Street harm Israel? Sparks fly during IJN facilitated discussion

PLACING Jews with opposing viewpoints of the Israeli-Palestinian situation in the same room is like venturing outside on an early spring evening. Dress for polite...