Intermountain Jewish News

Jul 31st


What ‘World War Z’ says about Israel

What ‘World War Z’ says about Israel

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — “World War Z” gives us the basics of a summer blockbuster — a star actor (Brad Pitt) and a far-fetched action-packed plot (hero races to stop virus that is turning all of humanity into zombies).

So can’t we all just buy some popcorn, suspend our disbelief and enjoy the show?

Well, no. The movie features another equally well-known newsmaker, if in this case less publicized: Israel.

The zombie plague is spreading like wildfire, and Pitt’s character, Gerry Lane, a former UN official turned stay-at-home dad, learns that only two countries have been able to stave off the infection.


Barocas puts lacrosse on map in Denver, Israel

Barocas puts lacrosse on map in Denver, IsraelDID you know that lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America? Rooted in Native American religion, lacrosse was often played to resolve conflicts, heal the sick and developed strong, virile men. Lacrosse is still referred to as “the Creator’s game.” The first women’s lacrosse game was played in 1890 at the St. Leonard’s School in Scotland. It was not until 1926 that Rosabelle Sinclair established the first women’s lacrosse team in the US at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. Fas...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:57 )


‘Jew jokes’ — laughing with or at Jews?

‘Jew jokes’ — laughing with or at Jews?The goal of a comedian is to either make the audience cry or laugh. And everyone knows that a good joke always warms up the crowd. It gets people in a good mood. But what about Jew jokes? Jokes about big noses? Jokes about money? Jokes about the Holocaust? Joan Rivers, Jewish, host of Fashion Police on E!, made a joke about the Holocaust on the show in late February of this year. She said, “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens” when describ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:01 )


Double wedding in Seattle caps rapper’s journey

Double wedding in Seattle caps rapper’s journeySEATTLE — Five years ago he was D-Black, a hip-hop artist rapping about the violence, gang activity and drugs of his African-American ’hood. Today he’s Nissim Black, an Orthodox Jew davening in a Sephardic shul in Seattle and writing songs he describes as rap-urban alternative that “speak a message of hope and inspiration.” The shift in his musical message will be on full display with his new album, “Nissim,” due for release July 16. Meanwhile, the changes in his personal life w...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:58 )


Yael: fictional Israeli undercover agent at UN

Yael: fictional Israeli undercover agent at UNBUDAPEST — There’s a new Jewish heroine on the block, a tough but tender Israeli who does undercover work for the UN and stars in a new series of thrillers by the British author and journalist Adam LeBor. The first installment, The Geneva Option, was released in the United Kingdom in April and recently hit US booksellers. It spins a tale of corporate greed, international corruption and insidious plans for mass murder, with intrigue spanning the globe from New York to central Africa to Switz...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:02 )

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U.S. sells munitions to Israel from its surplus stockpile

Ron Kampeas The U.S. Defense Department sold to Israel munitions from its Israel-based surplus stockpile. ... [Link]

Thousands attend pro-Israel rally in Paris

Cnaan Liphshiz Thousands of people attended France’s largest pro-Israel rally since the launch of the Israel Defense Forces’ offensive in Gaza. ... [Link]

Elsewhere: Arabs for Israel, Abbas’ new role, Kabbalist guru’s fall

Miriam Moster JTA rounds up noteworthy items from around the Web. ... [Link]

Genesis Philanthropy Group names Ilia Salita as new CEO

Marcy Oster Ilia Salita was appointed the new CEO of the Genesis Philanthropy Group, which funds Jewish identity-building efforts for Russian-speaking Jews around the world. ... [Link]

Israeli man seriously injured in rocket strike

Marcy Oster An Israeli man was seriously injured when a rocket landed in Kiryat Gat, located halfway between Tel Aviv and Beersheba. ... [Link]

The images missing from the Gaza war

Uriel Heilman Why are Western media outlets omitting images of Hamas fighters in Gaza from their coverage of the war? ... [Link]

Israeli Arab reinstated at job after suspension over anti-IDF Facebook post

Marcy Oster An Arab nurse at an Israeli hospital suspended from his job for a Facebook post that calls the Israeli military “war criminals” was reinstated. ... [Link]

Does Nancy Pelosi believe Hamas is a humanitarian group?

Ron Kampeas The House minority leader is under attack from critics over a quote that has been taken out of context. ... [Link]

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