Intermountain Jewish News

Apr 28th


Jill Friedman Fixler, 1953-2014

Jill Friedman Fixler lived her extraordinary life on many levels. She popularized the concept of volunteerism in synagogues and organizations throughout Denver and the US. Referred to as the pop star of the non-profit galaxy, she wasdriven, exacting, mentor, friend, and very personable. Addressing each member at a presentation by his or her first name, she engaged their participation by asking questions that immersed them into the topic at hand — building a better future.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 December 2014 08:21 )


Palestinian apartheid

One-and-a-half million Arabs live in Israel. They are Israeli citizens. No Jews live in either Gaza or Palestinian-controlled territories on the West Bank. As if that were not apartheid enough, the recent pogrom in a Jerusalem synagogue transformed Palestinian irredentism in a radical way. The murderers of four rabbis and one Druze in a Jerusalem synagogue on Nov. 18, 2014 were two Arabs who differed from previous terrorists. These two Arabs were part of the warp and woof of Jewish life in the ...

‘Too many ISIS fighters have died’

In a statement at the White House last week on Nov. 18, in light of lethal attacks on Kurdish forces in Iraq, President Obama said: “Tragically, this is not the first loss of life we have seen in recent months. Too many Kurds have died. Too many ISIS fighters have died. I think it is important for both Kurds and ISIS fighters to try to work together to lower tensions and to reject violence. We have to remind ourselves that the majority of Kurds and ISIS fighters overwhelmingly want peace and ...

Zidan Nahad Saif, 1974-2014

Zidan Nahad Saif is the Druze policeman who was killed last week in a firefight with the two terrorists who slaughtered four Jews praying in a synagogue in the West Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof. The Druze are Israeli citizens who serve in the Israel Defense Forces and other Israeli government agencies. The Druze go through the same processes of participation as the Jewish citizens of Israel. The Druze are monotheistic Arabs with their own, rather private religion. The community is roughly...

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 November 2014 10:34 )


Iran gets more time to build a bomb... who’s surprised?

The idea that diplomacy is a viable option with the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world — Iran — has been fallacious from the moment the idea was first raised by the Obama administration. The initial round of six-party talks with Iran went nowhere. Last Monday it was announced that the second round went nowhere. The current, third round, will also go nowhere. The proof is nothing other than the statements by Iran itself. It says it will never close down or even significantly red...
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Palestinian teen, trying to breach security fence, killed by Israeli troops

Marcy Oster The 18-year-old was among a group of Palestinians attempting to enter Israel from the northern West Bank. ... [Link]

$20 million will add Jewish middle school in D.C.

Ron Kampeas A donation of $20 million will fund a Jewish middle school in Washington D.C. ... [Link]

Alleged Kansas City JCC shooter says will change plea to guilty

Marcy Oster Miller told the Associated Press by phone from jail that he wants to speak in court about why he committed the crimes and is concerned about a long trial due to his poor health. ... [Link]

Rome chief rabbi, Pope meet at Vatican

Marcy Oster The Pope and the rabbi expressed hope that the two religions would cooperate more intensely to reach common solutions for current European crises. ... [Link]

Mortar shells fired from Syria land near Golan kibbutz

Marcy Oster The IDF said the shells likely were errant fire from the fighting between Syria’s army and the rebels as part of the country’s four-year-old civil war. ... [Link]

Facebook bans pejorative for anti-Russia Ukrainian Jews

Cnaan Liphshiz The phrase “Zhidbanderovets” combines the Ukrainian word for ‘Yid’ with the name of a nationalist whose troops killed Jews. ... [Link]

500 Russian Jews to shop at Hyper Cacher near Paris

Cnaan Liphshiz Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar, who will lead the delegation, says he feels safer in Moscow. ... [Link]

U.S. Jewish hikers in Nepal contact families

Marcy Oster They reportedly are at the Mount Everest base camp awaiting evacuation. Meanwhile, the earthquake’s death toll topped 4,000. ... [Link]

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