Intermountain Jewish News

Nov 27th


Aly Raisman has tough road to Rio

Aly Raisman has tough road to Rio

GLASGOW — Once the music started playing — not the “Hava Nagila” tune that made her the Jewish poster child of the London Games, but something equally folksy — Aly Raisman tumbled right out of bounds. On her first bit of gymnastics at her comeback World Championships here last month, she had quickly incurred a major setback.

This was certainly not how the 21-year-old defending Olympic champion on floor exercise saw the start of her first World Championships in over four years.


Mark Twain had Jewish son-in-law, Russian born

Mark Twain had Jewish son-in-law, Russian bornNEW YORK — When you think of Mark Twain, chances are white fences and the Mississippi River spring to mind a long time before anything Jewish does. But the man lauded both as “the greatest American humorist of his age” and “the father of American literature” had a Jewish son-in-law who achieved some heavy praise himself when it came to the piano. Ossip Gabrilowitsch, the man who would eventually marry Twain’s daughter, Clara, in 1909, was born to a Russian Jewish family in 1878....

Gift Guide: Do you have what it takes?

Gift Guide: Do you have what it takes?In 2008, just as the recession struck America, Dafna Michaelson Jenet quit her job and overcame numerous obstacles to embark on a Journey with a capital J. She decided to visit 50 states in 52 weeks to interview  “average” Americans dedicated to helping others. Lacking a specific agenda and losing some friends who thought she was nuts, Michaelson Jenet did it anyway. It Takes a Little Crazy to Make a Difference (Motivational Press, 2015) epitomizes Mahatma Gandhi’s conviction that “you...

Documentary reveals extraordinary heroism from ordinary couple

Documentary reveals extraordinary heroism from ordinary coupleThe documentary film “50 Children: The Rescue of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus” tells the remarkable story of a seemingly unremarkable couple from Philadelphia who, in 1939, traveled to Nazi Austria and overcame both German and American bureaucratic obstacles to save 50 Jewish children from almost certain death in the Holocaust. The story of the late Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus was virtually unknown until their granddaughter Liz showed her husband, Steven Pressman, a journal written by her grandmother y...

Oral cancer survivor in Ride to Conquer Cancer

Oral cancer survivor in Ride to Conquer CancerMIAMI — 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, r...
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CNN omits Israel from Middle East map

Marcy Oster CNN posted a map on the CNNMoney feature on its website that replaced Israel with “Palestina.” ... [Link]

NYC to fund security guards for non-public school, including Jewish ones

Marcy Oster The bill would make $19.8 million available to fund security at New York City’s private schools, the first time religious and non-public schools in the city will receive taxpayer-funded security... [Link]

Young woman whose father, brother killed in terror attack gets married

Marcy Oster Sarah Techiya Litman married Ariel Beigle on Thursday night; thousands were expected to celebrate with them, including some from the Diaspora, in answer to the couple’s call inviting the public ... [Link]

NYT’s Rudoren announces departure from Jerusalem

Marcy Oster Rudoren said in a Facebook post that she will become the deputy on The New York Times’ international desk, what she called a “thrilling and daunting next step.” ... [Link]

Bus carrying dozens of Israeli soldiers overturns in West Bank, killing one

Marcy Oster The bus driver told the Hebrew-language news website Walla! that he lost control of the bus after a Palestinian car passed him wildly on a bend in the road. ... [Link]

Palestinian assailant killed in stabbing attack

Marcy Oster Earlier in the day, a Palestinian man, 21, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during a raid on the West Bank town of Qatanna, near Jerusalem, which turned up stolen IDF uniforms and weapons. ... [Link]

Lone soldiers from North America attend Thanksgiving dinner in Tel Aviv

Marcy Oster The 200 lone Israeli soldiers from North America will attend a special Thanksgiving dinner catered by a former lone soldier from New York. ... [Link]

Argentinean rabbi tapped as government minister

Marcy Oster Rabbi Sergio Bergman, who will start his new position on December 10 when the new government is sworn in, is believed to be the only rabbi serving as a government minister outside of Israel. ... [Link]

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