Intermountain Jewish News

Sep 30th


Abuse: Jews should learn from the Church’s failure

Is there anything the American Jewish community can learn from the turmoil currently engulfing the Roman Catholic Church?

The answer to that troubling question is, unfortunately, a qualified yes.

While the specter of clergymen sexually molesting children is currently most closely identified with Catholicism, it is by no means limited to that body, nor to any religion, including Judaism. Witness the sentencing this week of Rabbi Baruch Lebovits of Brooklyn for eight counts of sexual abuse.


Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 April 2010 11:58 )


If ‘moderate’ Palestinians glorify violence, there will be no two-state ‘solution’

Is it sour grapes or reflexive anti-Palestinian sentiment or paranoia to question whether the Palestinian Authority is “moderate”? Judge for yourself on the basis of the following: Fatah, the main component of the Palestinian Authority, is in a bit of a stew. It would like to launch a third intifada — an armed uprising against Israel — but thinks it does not have the power right now. The source for this is none other than Nabil Shaath, a veteran Fatah official. ...

We always knew justice was suspect

Following the new Moses, Mr. Glenn Beck by name, we are formally eliminating G-d from synagogues, and all that follows from this. You see, Mr. Beck has rightly pointed out that “social justice” are code words for Nazism and communism and, G-d forbid . . . oops, we meant to say, unfortunately, social justice has invaded too much of the Jewish sphere. We are Nazis and communists in disguise!

‘In every generation’ . . . as the survivors leave us

Beginning Sunday, Yom Hashoah events scheduled throughout Denver will summon collective hearts to aching memory. Tears will fall as Holocaust survivors, their children and grandchildren share the nightmare, and the hope. Names will be read, candles lit, memorial prayers recited. But for the majority of American Jews who have lived beyond the Holocaust’s tentacles, the act of remembering is unconnected to personal experience. We grew up in safety; our days filled with endless promise, free of ...

Hillary Clinton says the status quo threatens Israel’s future — is this so?

Secretary of State Clinton argues: Demography (‘Arab womb’), ideology (‘rejectionism’) and technology (better rockets) compel a true friend of Israel to force it to negotiate with the PA. Clinton has the historical trends backwards. Speaking at the AIPAC policy conference last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton portrayed herself as a true friend of Israel, engaging in a little tough love on new Israeli housing in east Jerusalem. The motivation for the tough love, she said, is t...
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The Jewish stars of ‘Star Trek’ shill for VW

Julie Wiener Could the twin appearance of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner soften the hearts of Jews who refuse to buy German cars? ... [Link]

At U.N., Abbas attacks Israel, but Netanyahu’s mind elsewhere

Uriel Heilman Between Benjamin Netanyahu’s show and tell and Mahmoud Abbas’ genocide tirade, there was some drama at the U.N. General Assembly — but few real surprises. ... [Link]

Belgian far-right party to push for ritual slaughter ban

Cnaan Liphshiz Belgium’s far-right Vlaams Belang party said it will submit a bill proposing a blanket ban on ritual slaughter. ... [Link]

Yaalon: IDF took out 80 percent of Gaza rockets during offensive

Marcy Oster Israel destroyed some 80 percent of Palestinian rockets and mortars in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said. ... [Link]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2014 U.N. General Assembly address

Uriel Heilman Read Benjamin Netanyahu’s Sept. 29, 2014 speech. ... [Link]

Petition calls on El Al to protect female passengers from haredi harassment

Marcy Oster Hundreds have signed an online petition calling on El Al Airlines to protect female passengers from being harassed by haredi Orthodox men. ... [Link]

Watch what happens when these non-Jews try Jewish food

Raffi Wineburg Let’s just say chopped liver, gefilte fish and noodle kugel are probably not going to enjoy bagel-like popularity anytime soon. ... [Link]

India, Israel may team in cyber-defense project

Julie Wiener Israel has invited India to participate in a joint effort on cyber defense. ... [Link]

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