Intermountain Jewish News

Feb 13th


Genesis Prize finally hits the right string

It took three tries, but finally, in Itzhak Perlman, there is a worthy winner of the till now dubiously awarded Genesis Prize.

The $1 million award purports to recognize Jews who have achieved professional success and “inspires others through their engagement and dedication to the Jewish community and/or the State of Israel.” A worthy mandate, to be sure.

Yet, observe the previous winners: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and actor Michael Douglas — exemplars of Jewish engagement?

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:52 )


Blizzard descends, Mayor Hancock sleeps

Last Tuesday, Denver was a winter wonderland. Swirling flakes, pure white drifts, snow covered branches. But enough for sentimentality: Such weather is much enjoyed from the inside of a cozy home — not outside by drivers braving the treacherous roads. The first snowplow spotted by our intrepid staff (no snow day for us!) was around 3 p.m. on 12th Avenue. Capitol Hill was a slip n’ slide, a soup of slush. Where, oh where, Mr. Mayor, were the plows? The odd snowplow was spotted on our comm...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:52 )

Obama and Trump: Opposite extremes on Muslims

Can someone please explain what’s so complicated about the adjacency of two facts? First, virtually all current terrorists are Muslims acting in the name of Islam. Second: The vast majority of Muslims are not terrorists. Or, if you prefer, reverse the order of these two facts and the point is the same.

Jordon Perlmutter 1931-2015

The community’s diadem has left us They will be telling stories of Jordon Perlmutter for generations to come, and not just because he leaves behind a beautiful and close family of four generations. They will be telling the stories because of the very wide circle of people, from the high and the mighty to the “common man,” whom he touched and treated all the same way. With grace. With quiet dignity. With straightforwardness. With good humor, and consummate professionalism....

‘Workplace violence’

Workplace violence affects all peoples, nationalities, ethnicities and religions. An example of workplace violence in the Jewish community: the incident of Feb. 25, 1994. That was the day when a Jewish physician, obviously distraught by having to treat so many victims of gunshot wounds, entered the venerable Cave of the Patriarchs in the Jewish and Palestinian city of Hebron with a gun. He opened fire, killing 29 Arabs at prayer and wounding another 125. He was beaten to death by survivors of h...
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A Jewish skier’s picks: Prayer, kosher food and divine snow

Uriel Heilman Jewish skiers now can find American mountains that serve kosher food, offer daily prayers and let you ski into a Kabbalat Shabbat service. Based on this reporter’s legwork, here are some dest... [Link]

Hummus in Hanoi: Israeli chef brings Middle Eastern cuisine to Vietnam

Lisa Keys At his restaurant Daluva, chef Shahar Lubin serves inventive mash-ups of Israeli and Vietnamese dishes alongside upscale pub grub. ... [Link]

At kosher ski restaurant in Park City, an avalanche of challenges

Uriel Heilman PARK CITY, Utah (JTA) – Laurent Masliah likes wine as much as the next Frenchman. But that’s not why he bought up every last bottle of kosher wine in the state of Utah and is desperately angling f... [Link]

Jordan’s king: Solving Israeli-Palestinian conflict necessary to defeat ISIS

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The Islamic State cannot be defeated until the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, Jordan’s king said. Speaking Friday at the Munich Security Conference, an international gathering o... [Link]

Ex-settler leader Dayan still Brazil envoy pick, Israel says

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Israel is denying reports that it plans to withdraw a former settler leader as its proposed ambassador to Brazil. For six months, Brazil has refused to accept the appointment of the ambassad... [Link]

French rabbi, Muslim rapper to release song for murdered Jew

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — A rabbi and a Muslim rapper announced the release in France of a song against racism that they co-produced ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the anti-Semitic murder of Ilan Halimi. Coc... [Link]

People are confused why Bernie Sanders won’t own his Jewishness

Gabe Friedman Toward the beginning of Thursday night’s Democratic debate, Bernie Sanders had the perfect opportunity to tout that he would be the first Jewish president. Asked whether he’s worried about blocki... [Link]

Free Robert Levinson, Senate appeals to Iran in unanimous vote

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution urging Iran to fulfill its pledge to help find Robert Levinson, a Jewish American who went missing in Iran in 2007. Five Amer... [Link]

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