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June, 1967: I.T. and I rode the crest

“I. T.,” I called my best friend in college. I.T. and I had quite a reputation for activism, having (among other projects) saved the JTS library after it suffered a...

Where we were, what we felt, in 1967: Four Denverites remember

The IJN solicited verbal postcards from Denverites who lived through the Six Day War, June 5-10, 1967.  Clara Elefant My husband had a sabbatical coming in 1962 so we...

L-r: Dennis Gallagher, Rabbi Steven Foster, Cantor Isaac Koll

Where we were, what we felt, in 1967: Five Denverites reflect

The IJN solicited verbal postcards from Denverites who lived through the Six Day War, June 5-10, 1967.  Crisp, animated memories range from white-knuckle fear that the...

Yossi Fried, top row, second from left, with his unit in 1967.

Denverite in the war in 1967

Israel has changed, but the memories of 1967 have not. At least not if you served in that decisive war. The politics have colored the intervening years. Was this war,...

Rabbi Shlomo Goren blows the shofar at the liberated Western Wall. June 10, 1967. (David Rubinger)

Suddenly

It didn’t seem particularly unusual at the time. It just seemed like a workable — and free — living arrangement. But in May-June, 1968, I was one of only two Jews...

A young Jewish man raises an Israeli flag in the Arab Quarter of the Old City, 2009. (Abir Sultan/Flash90)

Whither Israel, post-1967?

Landmark anniversaries — such as next Wednesday’s commemoration of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem — are great opportunities to gaze at the past...