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Rep. Buck speaks

Rep. Buck speaks

Congressman Ken Buck, the freshman Republican representing Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District, visited the Intermountain Jewish News last week, seven months after taking office in Washington, and sat for an interview in which Israel, the pending Iran nuclear agreement, the Middle East in general, the deficit and church-state issues were discussed.

How do you like Congress so far?

“I am blessed in a lot of ways, with a great staff, a great living situation, dealing with the big issues that need to be dealt with in Washington, DC.

“Some of it is just an unwillingness to take risks that I think we need to take. It’s a personality issue more than anything else. It’s tough to move some issues forward because of some of the things the president has done.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 September 2015 11:29 )


Melbourne Chabad rabbi steps down amid child sex abuse scandal

SYDNEY — The chief rabbi at Chabad headquarters in Melbourne resigned, apologizing for his conduct toward victims of child sexual abuse and their families. “I recognize that my conduct towards victims and their families did not demonstrate . . . behavior to the extent necessary of a rabbi in my position,” Rabbi Tzvi Telsner wrote in an open letter Tuesday, Sept. 1. “We all must be aware of how our words and actions impact on others and therefore would like to take this opportunity to a...

Kansas City JCC shooter found guilty

KANSAS CITY — The white supremacist who killed three people outside two Jewish facilities in a Kansas City suburb was found guilty of capital murder. The jury in Johnson County, Kan., took less than two hours to reach its verdict on Monday, Aug. 31, in the trial of Frazier Glenn Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, the Kansas City Star reported. “I believe the fat lady just sang,” Miller, 74, said when the verdict was delivered. The trial now enters its death penalty phase....

Do US taxpayers help Jewish terror?

NEW YORK — Taxpayer dollars in the US and Israel are subsidizing Jewish terrorism against Arabs, a complaint filed with the New York state Attorney General’s Office alleges. The accusations follow a recent expose by Israel’s Channel 10 about the work of the 13-year-old Israeli nonprofit Honenu, which provides financial support to Jews convicted of or on trial for violence against Palestinians, including so-called price tag attacks in the West Bank. The television program aired earlier th...

Oldest synagogue in Georgia to host prime minister

Oldest synagogue in Georgia to host prime ministerTBILISI, Georgia — The prime minister of the Caucasus nation of Georgia is scheduled to attend the anniversary of the country’s oldest functioning synagogue, leaders of Georgia’s Jewish community said. The ceremony in Oni, a municipality located on a mountain ridge 120 miles northwest of the capital Tbilisi, is set to take place on Sept. 2 at the historic building, which was built 120 years ago, according to Micho Benzion, an Oni-born shochet, or Jewish ritual slaughterer, who now lives i...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:44 )

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Julie Wiener After stabbing the 37-year-old officer twice in the back near the Nahariya central bus station Friday night, the assailant fled the scene ... [Link]

From ‘Amy Winehouse sound’ creators, a funky Hanukkah anthem

Gabe Friedman Retro band Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings kicks off its new holiday album with “8 Days of Hanukkah” — an upbeat marriage of catchy soul music and Jewish cultural references. ... [Link]

Alan Gross: Memory of Holocaust survivor relatives got me through Cuban prison

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Alan Gross, the American Jewish government contractor who spent five years in Cuban prison, said thinking of his family members who survived the Holocaust was one of three things that helped... [Link]

8 of the coolest menorahs for this Hanukkah season

Gabe Friedman Another Hanukkah season means another chance to impress with a creative menorah choice. ... [Link]

Report: Senior Israeli officials fear PA collapse

Ben Harris The diplomatic-security cabinet held lengthy discussions about the possibility of a PA collapse Wednesday and Thursday, Haaretz reported, citing three sources who either attended the meetings or were ... [Link]

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