Intermountain Jewish News

Nov 28th
Home News



Congress: Jared Polis' political passions

Congress: Jared Polis' political passions

If you get a letter in the mail demanding payment of $50,000 dollars for infringing a patent, and you have no idea what it’s about or what to do, contact Congressman Jared Polis.

The representative from Colorado’s second district, who made his fortune in the early days of the World Wide Web, brings to Congress unique expertise in intellectual property. He hasn’t wasted any time putting it to use helping his constituents.


Greek Jews struggle amid turmoil

ATHENS — For 55 needy Jewish families, a cash welfare payment is the only thing that gets them through the month. But when they came to the Athens Jewish Community last week for their July assistance, they were given only a portion of the payment in cash — the rest was in supermarket food coupons. “We just don’t have cash and we can’t get any more, the banks are closed,” said Taly Mair, the community director who oversees the welfare program. “We hope to make the rest up to them l...

Clinton gets millions from Jewish supporters

NEW YORK — Jewish billionaires George Soros and Haim Saban reportedly have donated a total of $3 million to the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Saban, an Israeli Hollywood mogul, has given $2 million to Priorities USA Action, Clinton’s super PAC, while Soros, a Hungary-born business magnate, has donated $1 million, according to a Politico article published on July 2.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 July 2015 11:29 )


Public, or Christian, school in Florence, Colorado?

Public, or Christian, school in Florence, Colorado?A lawsuit filed by a Jewish teacher formerly employed at Florence High School against the district that administers the school appears headed to court. The lawsuit filed in April in US District Court by teacher Robert Basevitz alleges a “pattern and practice of. . . endorsement and promotion of religion in a public school setting” — specifically evangelical Christian activity at the school located in Florence, Colo., some 10 miles from Cañon City.

Trump joins the race: 'I'm no apprentice on Israel'

Trump joins the race: 'I'm no apprentice on Israel'IN THE middle of a phone interview with Jewish News Service on June 26, billionaire real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leaves his desk to scan the wall of his office for awards he has received from the Jewish community. Trump reads the text of some relevant plaques before returning to his desk. But before this reporter can move to the next question, Trump eagerly points out that he was the grand marshal of New York City’s annual Salute to Israel Parade (now t...
Page 8 of 135

IJN e-Edition

This is only a taste! Get full access to the IJN via our e-Edition, only $14.04 for IJN Print subscribers.

E-Edition subscribers get access to a complete digital replica of the IJN, which includes all special sections.

Get the IJN's free newsletter!

Shabbat Times

JTA News

Half of Birthright applicants flunked this Israel test – can you do better?

Gabe Friedman To test your own knowledge, try JTA’s interactive quiz made up of 15 of the study’s questions. ... [Link]

Some Jewish refugees really were Nazis, and other illuminating facts

Ron Kampeas The United States grappled with how to deal with a refugee crisis, and folks complained that they would harbor hostile infiltrators. Five facts about Jewish refugees hoping for U.S. entry in the 1930s... [Link]

United Arab Emirates: Israel mission not sign of changed relations

Julie Wiener Israel is the only member of the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Association to have a separate mission accredited to the association. ... [Link]

Border Police officer wounded in Nahariya stabbing; 43 Palestinians said hurt in skirmishes

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]

Intermountain Jewish News • 1177 Grant Street • Denver, CO 80203 • 303 861 2234 • FAX 303 832 6942 • •