Intermountain Jewish News

Sep 05th
Rep. Buck speaks

Rep. Buck speaks

Congressman Ken Buck, the freshman Republican representing Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District, has fought hard and long for the seat he now occupies in the US Capitol. Like the legal career that preceded his current political vocation, his effort to win a congressional election has been marked by tough battles and setbacks. In 2010, the f... Read more...

What, only Thomas Jefferson?

Why are some things, somewhere, right, and those same things in other places, wrong? Starting in the 1960s with the campaign for nuclear disarmament,...

Too deep — yet inspirational — for me

BEFORE ROSH Hashanah and Yom Kippur, many people look for inspiration. I know I do. Sometimes I am inspired by what I do not understand. Though I am ...

The Declaration of Representation

You may have noticed a new IJN column a few weeks ago: The Signers of the Declaration (of Independence). Linda Berrettini- McGinnis explores the perso...
Oldest synagogue in Georgia to host prime minister

Oldest synagogue in Georgia to host prime minister

TBILISI, Georgia — The prime minister of the Caucasus nation of Georgia is scheduled to attend the anniversary of the country’s oldest functioning...
In Italy, numbers up, culture up

In Italy, numbers up, culture up

ROME — Whenever Georges De Canino worries about the future of Italian Jewry, he looks at the bricks in the building across the street from his apart...

Is a Hamas-Israel deal in the offing?

Is a Hamas-Israel deal in the offing? TEL AVIV — After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians. They’re just not the Palestinians you thought. After years of vowing not to negotiate with Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, Israel may be finalizing a deal with the terrorist group that reportedly would lift Israel’s blockade of Gaza in exchange for a cessation of Hamas rocket attacks and tunneling into Israel for at least eight years....

Readying 1,600 tons of honey

Readying 1,600 tons of honey JERUSALEM — Beekeepers from across Israel delivered their honey products to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week in light of a festive event held at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem for the upcoming Jewish New Year. A delegation of the Israeli Honey Council, which also included a three-generation family of children, parents and grandparents in the beekeeping business, presented the president with their selection of sweet goods on Sunday, August 30.

Israelis cycle in USA's top race — in Colorado

Israelis cycle in USA's top race — in Colorado STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As Israeli bicyclist Yoav Bear sped through the end of Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge race at nearly 11,000 feet of elevation in the Colorado Rockies, he thrust his water bottle into the hand of a young spectator clutching an Israeli flag. Bear’s gesture made the day, if not the vacation, of the 13-year-old bystander, Ilai Engelhardt, a resident of the northern Israeli town of Avtalion who loves competitive cycling. On Aug. 18, his American uncle and aunt had brought ...

White House lauds Rabbi Soloway for green activism

White House lauds Rabbi Soloway for green activism THE WHITE House honored 12 people of faith, each one as a “Champion of Change,” for their achievements in protecting the environment and communities from the hazards of climate change, on Monday, July 20. One of these “Champions of Change” is Rabbi Marc Soloway of Boulder’s Congregation Bonai Shalom. Thanks to Rabbi Soloway, Bonai Shalom was the first zero waste synagogue in the country. The congregation’s Ner Tamid is powered through a solar panel, showing sustainability through s...

What, only Thomas Jefferson?

Why are some things, somewhere, right, and those same things in other places, wrong? Starting in the 1960s with the campaign for nuclear disarmament, environmental activists  have fought for an end to nuclear power. Proponents of nuclear energy said it was sustainable (and cheaper than the alternatives), but after the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan a reexamination took place. Countries that had supported nuclear energy began having doubts. At the same time, the push for renew...

Libby Rosen

Libby Rosen Elizabeth “Libby” Rosen, an adored matriarch of Denver Jewry, passed away July 18, 2015, in Denver. She was 94. Rabbi Avraham Mintz of Lone Tree Chabad and Rabbi Steven Rubenstein of Shalom Cares officiated at the July 20 service at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Today is the first event that I have been to in my 65 years that my mother didn’t tell me where to sit,” son Marc Rosen said at the service.

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For Biden and congresswoman ally, Iran deal tests Jewish bond

Ron Kampeas DNC head Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has said the vice president is “like mishpokhe,” but now she’s under pressure to back the White House on the Iran deal. ... [Link]

Ask Google: Who runs Hollywood? Answer: The Jews

Uriel Heilman Google says it is fixing a bug wherein users who type “Who runs Hollywood?” end up with the following search result: “the Jews.” ... [Link]

How much did Jeb Bush really do to rescue Ethiopian Jews?

Ron Kampeas How important was Jeb Bush’s call to his dad in the Operation Joshua saga? ... [Link]

Leading Jewish senator Ben Cardin opposes Iran deal

Ron Kampeas Cardin makes it harder to get to 41 senators needed to block a vote disapproving the deal. The presidential veto, however, is assured. ... [Link]

French Jews advised to avoid use of the term Zionism

Cnaan Liphshiz Stanley Greenberg, a prominent American political strategist from the United States, advised representatives of French Jewry to avoid mentioning Zionism when speaking to non-Jews. ... [Link]

Hasidic pilot hailed for ‘averting tragedy’ in N.J. crash landing

Uriel Heilman The Hasidic Coast Guard pilot who crash-landed in NJ originally had to fight the Coast Guard years ago for the right to wear his yarmulke. ... [Link]

Does Donald Trump know the difference between Hamas and Hezbollah?

Gabe Friedman When asked about the two militant groups, Trump said the difference does not matter to him yet. ... [Link]

Czech author of first women’s prayer book commemorated

Cnaan Liphshiz Czech and Israeli officials unveiled a plaque in memory of Fanny Neuda, a 19th-century scholar and wife of a rabbi from a town in the east of the Czech Republic. ... [Link]

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