Intermountain Jewish News

Oct 06th


Freedom of speechlessness

There will soon be on the horizon the death of litigation. Remember our super-litigious society? Scratch it. It’s dust. In the dustbin of history. No one will be sued for damages because no damages will occur. Because, you see, human speech has met its end. Not only will we be free to be speechless; we will choose to be. For our own good. Otherwise, we will be sued, and who want’s that?


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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week: “We believe that it is a fundamental mistake to enable such a terrorist regime [Iran] to get to nuclear weapons, which is what the proposed agreement will give them. It will give them a definite pathway to nuclear bombs — not a bomb, but nuclear bombs. “It will also replenish their coffers with many billions, actually perhaps up to hundreds of billions of dollars, to enable them to continue their terrorism and aggression. This is somethin...

This is a diplomat? Michael Oren’s colossal blunder

What happened to the good sense he seemed to exhibit as an ambassador? Michael Oren, the American-born, former ambassador of Israel to the US — he of skilled tongue, eloquent pen and brilliant mind — made a colossal blunder last week. It is hard to believe how somebody so polished and, on the outside at least, so adroit, could have been so utterly blind to the consequences of his action. It calls into question, in retrospect, his entire service as ambassador and makes one wonder whether a ...

What does a Confederate flag represent if not slavery?

Nine innocent blacks were murdered by a racist white. The Confederate flag sums it all up. Color us ignorant or disrespectful of the Southern “heritage,” if you like. But for the life of us we cannot figure out what a Confederate flag on the grounds of the South Carolina capitol is supposed to recall if not slavery. When we are told that it represents not racism, but the Southern “heritage,” well, what is that heritage if not slavery? What is “state’s rights” in the Southern con...

Missing Doris Sky for 25 years

Longtime readers of the Intermountain Jewish News will no doubt remember the colorful Doris Sky, our managing editor who was suddenly taken from our midst 25 years ago this week. A quarter of a century goes by in a flash when people busy themselves with their everyday lives and work toward momentous life events. That seems particularly true to those of us involved in publishing a newspaper week in and week out.

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Marcy Oster The demolition orders were issued to the families of the terrorists last year; the three terrorists were killed at the time of their attacks. ... [Link]

Joel Rubin, who helped pass Iran nuclear deal, running for Congress

Marcy Oster Rubin is the former U.S. State Department’s chief liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives, who worked for the successful passage of the Iran nuclear weapons deal in Congress. ... [Link]

Terror cell members that killed Israeli couple arrested

Marcy Oster U.S. State Department spokesman Marc Toner confirmed that Rabbi Eitam Henkin, who with his wife Na’ama was killed in the West Bank attack, was an American citizen. ... [Link]

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Cnaan Liphshiz Stephan Templ, who wrote a book blasting Vienna’s theft of Jewish assets, is to be released in 2017. ... [Link]

Why is a Conservative synagogue abandoning the second day of yontif?

Jas Chana Rabbi Mark Mallach explains why his synagogue is celebrating Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah on one day. ... [Link]

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