Intermountain Jewish News

Banner
Wednesday,
Apr 23rd

Editorials

American weakness is not a congenital condition

‘Reset’ for Israel? No thank you

With a mix of naivete and arrogance, Obama ‘reset’ relations with Russia five years ago. The policy was a disaster from the beginning. Let not Obama ‘reset’ US-Israel relations.

As if deep cultural, linguistic and historical influences and complex personal traits could be wished away, President Barack Obama believed he could “reset” Russian-American relations upon entering office. Just start over. Obviously, this could never happen, and it didn’t happen. If anything, this administration’s failure to face the reality of an obdurate, proud, independent and psychically wounded, post-communist Russia, headed by a former KGB agent, has profoundly worsened both bilateral US-Russian relations and world peace in at least six major ways.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 March 2014 03:43 )

Read more...
 

Denver Jewry’s weekend of wonders

Visual sparkle and human delight flowed through our community last weekend. We scampered from event to event, Saturday night to Sunday night, and it was still impossible to cover them all. We mention just three highlights. The art show at HEA was a treasure of Israeli jewelry, paintings, challah covers and other decorative weavings, photography, handcrafted kiddush cups and other Jewish ritual objects, and decorative books.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 March 2014 03:43 )

Read more...

Looking up

Pluto should feel pretty bad, demoted a few years back from being a planet to a mere asteroid. Evidently, there are quite a few — 715 to be exact — heavenly bodies identified this week by NASA to have a status higher than the forlorn little Pluto. These 715 newly discovered planets join about 1,000 others that had been identified in our galaxy before this week’s NASA announcement. The “new” planets were verified using data from the first two years of the voyage of the Kepler space obs...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 February 2014 02:31 )

Read more...

North Korea: Does ‘Never Again’ mean anything?

All the “Never Agains,” all the Holocaust memorials, all the anguish over starvation in Biafra, killing fields in Cambodia, horrors in Bosnia, machetes in Rwanda, murder in Darfur, cannot hide the ugly truth: Humanity does not respond to mass murder. Item: Just last week, the UN issued a massive, 400-page report on mass murder in North Korea. Item: Already this week, the report is all but forgotten.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 February 2014 02:30 )

Read more...

Ida Uchill, 1918-2014

There was an unmistakable edge to longtime Denverite Ida Uchill, who passed away late last week in Maryland. A respected historian, she was never willing to tolerate shoddy research and seldom hesitated to call those who practiced it — particularly historians — to task. Likewise, as a veteran teacher of English among other subjects, Uchill never brooked poor spelling, grammar, syntax or sentence structure. Members of the IJN staff who chose to spell certain words certain ways often heard f...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 March 2014 01:57 )

Read more...
Page 3 of 159

Get the IJN's free newsletter!

Cast Your Vote

Should recognition of Israel as a Jewish state be a deal breaker?
 

Shabbat Times

JTA News

Israel triumphs in the (Mini) World Cup

Julie Wiener Israeli athletes beat their South American competitors at an international Jewish soccer tournament for the pre-bar mitzvah set. ... [Link]

From three countries, a family reconnects

mbrodsky Israeli emissary in Kiev finds a Ukrainian relative and together they find an American cousin. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: Giving meaning to Holocaust remembrance

Daniel Treiman Learning about the Shoah is an important aspect of Jewish identity, writes Avner Shalev, chairman of Yad Vashem. ... [Link]

Elsewhere: Orthodox, gay and celibate, lost Jewish tribe photos, SF’s Jewish history

Talia Lavin JTA rounds up noteworthy items from the Web. ... [Link]

Attorney who asked to join Moroccan Islamist party says he’s not Jewish

Marcy Oster A Moroccan attorney who sent an open letter to the country’s Islamist party asking to join is not Jewish, as reported by JTA and other news outlets. ... [Link]

1,000 Jews sign up for Limmud Moscow

Cnaan Liphshiz Over 1,000 people have registered for the Moscow Limmud at a government-owned resort. ... [Link]

Ex-Met Council chief William Rapfogel pleads guilty in scam, facing prison

Julie Wiener William Rapfogel, the ousted leader of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty in New York, pleaded guilty to first-degree larceny for his role in a scheme to steal more than $7 million from the so... [Link]

Police investigating Israeli organ-trafficking ring

Marcy Oster The Israeli man believed to be behind an organ-trafficking ring has evaded capture, according to a monthlong police investigation. ... [Link]

Intermountain Jewish News • 1177 Grant Street • Denver, CO 80203 • 303 861 2234 • FAX 303 832 6942
email@ijn.com • larry@ijn.com • lori@ijn.com