Intermountain Jewish News

Oct 08th


Oral cancer survivor in Ride to Conquer Cancer

Oral cancer survivor in Ride to Conquer Cancer

MIAMI — It all started with a little bump on his neck. Now Jason Mendelsohn is on a mission to conquer cancer and spread the word about human papilloma virus-related cancer, or HPV.

In April, 2014, Mendelsohn was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, which turned out to be stage 4 HPV-related tonsil cancer, which had spread to two lymph nodes in his neck.

He had a radical tonsillectomy and neck dissection in which 42 lymph nodes were removed in his neck, followed by seven weeks of chemo, radiation and a feeding tube in his stomach.


Young Jewish chef made vegan tasty — and cool

Young Jewish chef made vegan tasty — and coolNEW YORK — There’s a new eatery on the corner of Bleecker and MacDougal streets in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The restaurant, by CHLOE, is garnering good reviews and attracting slews of young, hip diners. Oh yes: by CHLOE is also entirely vegan and kosher. Chef Chloe Coscarelli made her national debut on the first season of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” in 2009, winning an episode of the TV competition with her three all-vegan flavors of the portable sweet treats: raspberry tir...

Sandy Koufax: The Yom Kippur decision

Sandy Koufax: The Yom Kippur decisionWASHINGTON — Jesse Agler was pretty talented as a catcher and pitcher in Little League, yet his parents benched him regularly. That’s because the Aglers had a no-baseball-on-Shabbat rule, one cloaked in sports royalty. “It was a source of frustration as a kid, but I appreciated later what they tried to do,” said Agler, a 33-year-old radio broadcaster for the San Diego Padres who grew up in South Florida. “It goes back to Koufax making the point about that day, that it’s not for ba...

No meat, oy! Really? Really.

No meat, oy! Really? Really. FROM ROSH HASHANAH FOODS “IT HAS long been established by the highest medical authorities that food from fruits and vegetables is far healthier and more suitable for the human organism than food made from meat,” is how Fania Lewando opens her plainly titled Vegetarian Cookbook, in an introduction, “To the Housewife: A Few Words and Practical Advice.” The term “housewife” is a give-away to readers who may have thought that this is just the newest in the recent plethora of health a...

Last Updated ( Monday, 07 September 2015 13:47 )


Music of Dutch Jewish composers

Music of Dutch Jewish composers“Meeting the Ghosts: Holland and WW II,” a two-part concert and film event honoring four Dutch Jewish composers suppressed or killed in the Holocaust and Holland’s resistance efforts, takes place Saturday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., at Temple Sinai. Held prior to Selichot, “Meeting the Ghosts” resurrects the music of Leo Smit, Nico Richter, Rosy Wertheim and Dick Kattenburg in concert.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:06 )

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2 stabbed in suspected terror attack in northern Israel

Marcy Oster A crowd started to punch and kick the assailant as he lay on the ground before being dispersed by police. ... [Link]

‘The Muslims Are Coming!’ ads must run in NY subways, judge rules

Gabe Friedman The ruling countered the city transportation authority’s banning of political ads from subways and buses following a controversy over an anti-Islamic ad. ... [Link]

The terror attacks in Israel, a timeline of how we got here

Ben Sales A list of the terror attacks that rocked Israel this week and the events that led up to them. ... [Link]

Palestinian man killed during Israeli raid on eastern Jerusalem home

Marcy Oster Israeli forces were looking for a suspect in the Jerusalem stabbing of a yeshiva student earlier in the day. ... [Link]

Israeli army: Palestinian woman was shot after trying to attack soldiers

Marcy Oster The 18-year-old lunged at an Israeli officer who was trying to disarm her at a West Point checkpoint after she ignored calls to put down her knife, the army said. ... [Link]

Israeli man seriously hurt in West Bank stabbing

Marcy Oster The suspected attacker, reportedly a Palestinian resident of Hebron, fled the scene. ... [Link]

Palestinian attacker stabs 5 with screwdriver in Tel Aviv

Marcy Oster The 19-year-old assailant was shot dead by a soldier on the street while fleeing, Israeli police said. ... [Link]

Israeli lawmakers banned from Temple Mount in wake of violence

Marcy Oster The Prime Minister’s Office said it was trying to “cool the atmosphere.” ... [Link]

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