Intermountain Jewish News

Nov 27th


Thanksgiving’s Torah roots

We, the American citizenry, are a thankful lot.

Our calendar is dotted with days when we express our gratitude to individuals and entities. On Veterans Day, we thank the members of the Armed Forces for their dedicated service. On Memorial Day, we show our gratitude to the courageous men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our liberties and democratic lifestyle. On Labor Day, we express our appreciation to the industrious American work force, the people who keep the wheels of our economy turning. On other selected days, we pause to thank different historic individuals who have made valuable contributions to our nation.


Culture of life. Culture of death.

The line between the culture of life and the culture of death in Israel is gaping. On the one side, the culture of life: Israel’s embrace of it and horror at its loss. On the other side, the culture of death: Many Palestinians’ embrace of it and jubilation at its success. Cleavers. Knives. Instruments of butcher shops. Weapons of choice on one side of the line, the impassable gulf, embraced by the newest wave of Palestinian terrorists. Prayer. Study. Instruments of human spirit. Weapons o...

Kudos to Doug Seserman

Doug Seserman, he of the two s’s not three, has attracted attention for what has long been known in Colorado: his courage and sobriety to challenge received Jewish communal truths, even ones that he was hired to promote. The Forward, a weekly newspaper, named Seserman one of the top 50 Jewish leaders this year.

Everyone gets free access to holy places in the Holy Land — including Jews

It would be amusing if it were not so serious. But dare we say, Jews also (also?) should enjoy freedom of religion in their own country, Israel. Yet, it is just this right that seems to raise so much ire not only in the Muslim world, but also in those Western countries in which religious pluralism is taken for granted.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 November 2014 15:46 )


What kind of a G-d wants teenage boys dead and teenage girls forcibly married?

What kind of a G-d wants teenage boys dead and teenage girls forcibly married? The Islamic G-d of Boko Haram. This Islamic terrorist group apparently recruited the suicide bomber who murdered boys in a school in northeastern Nigeria. Forty-seven died. This Islamic terrorist group kidnapped 276 teenage girls from a school in Nigeria last April. Its leader, Abuakar Shekau, who fancies himself a caliph, boasted in a video that the girls had been married off and converted to Islam. Welcome to the ...
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