Intermountain Jewish News

Nov 26th


Herb Keinon memoir on target

Herb Keinon memoir on target


As the veteran diplomatic correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, the main share of Herb Keinon’s writing focuses on the serious meat and potatoes of Israeli politics, military affairs and foreign relations.

It’s routinely heavy material, neither light-hearted nor whimsical, but that doesn’t mean that Keinon can’t work ably and comfortably in the human interest department, too.

Every now and then, in his “Out There” column in the Post, Keinon exercises those less-called-upon skills. In his newest book, French Fries in Pita, he showcases some of the best examples.


Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 13:34 )


Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2014

Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2014Creativity, color, content! This year’s crop of entries was particularly interesting, with young artists using crayons, markers, water colors, tempera paints, fabrics, metallic materials, beads and many more inventive media to create their expression of Chanukah. Entries came from many cities in Colorado: Denver, Aurora, Boulder, Castle Rock, Centennial, Commerce City, Colorado Springs, Englewood, Erie, Evergreen, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lafayette, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone T...

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 11:52 )


Birmingham Jews love their Crimson Tide

Birmingham Jews love their Crimson TideON THANKSGIVING at my son’s house, I found myself at the end of a long dinner table, some in-town family members on my left. They were chatting about college football, especially the Alabama-Auburn game that would be played two nights later. No surprise there — that’s what people in Birmingham do on Thanksgiving. On my right was a family member from another state. “What is it with you people in Alabama?” he teasingly chided me. “All you care about is college football!” “Yep,...

Never too old: Late Starters Orchestra

Never too old: Late Starters OrchestraOLDER PEOPLE’S minds are too often cluttered by informational overload or professional demands to invest energy in reviving old passions. But some longings, like playing the cello again, refuse to cease and desist. Ari Goldman’s The Late Starters Orchestra is a serious, whimsical and realistic chronicle of the Columbia University professor and former New York Times’ journalist’s return to the cello at age 60. A speaker at Sunday’s JAAMM Fest, Goldman is already back in New York prepa...

New Orleans' new life

New Orleans' new lifeDR. SCOTT Cowen, President Emeritus of Tulane University in New Orleans, likes Denver for several reasons, only one of which is Peyton Manning. Beyond the Denver Broncos star quarterback (who, like Cowen, calls New Orleans home), Cowen was impressed by the reception he received during his author’s presentation Oct. 27 at Denver’s JAAMM Fest at the Loup JCC. “The audience asked fabulous questions,” Cowen said in his authoritative baritone during an interview with the Intermountain Jewis...
Page 9 of 50

Get the IJN's free newsletter!

Shabbat Times

JTA News

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]

Despite Jewish security concerns, new kosher supermarket opens in Berlin

Marcy Oster The store’s owners are optimistic for its success, despite security concerns and the recent European Union decision to require relabeling of products made in the West Bank and Golan Heights, ... [Link]

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