Intermountain Jewish News

Banner
Friday,
Mar 27th

Leisure

Will 'Ida' take home best foreign film?

Will 'Ida' take home best foreign film?

LOS ANGELES — For the past few decades, Holocaust films have been common — and often victorious — fare at the Academy Awards.

But this year, the Polish nominee in the Foreign Language Film category ventures into the less frequently explored territory of the Holocaust’s aftermath.

“Ida,” writer-director Pawel Pawlikowki’s stark black-and-white film, is an unsparing look at the discomfiting void left behind after the obliteration of Poland’s Jews.

Set in 1962 Poland, the film tells the story of Ida, a young Catholic novitiate living a life of simple devotion at a rural monastery as she prepares to take her vows as a nun.

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 February 2015 09:26 )

Read more...
 

Up, up and away: How American vets created Israel's air force

Up, up and away: How American vets created Israel's air forceWHY DID a bunch of Jewish American GIs — several of whom did not, by their own admission, have a strong Jewish identity — risk their American citizenship, jail time and, not least, life itself, for what could only be described as the ultimate daredevil mission? Was it just for the thrill of risk taking for which pilots, particularly in aviation’s early days, were known? This is the core question that spurs “Above & Beyond,” the recently released documentary about the unlikely sto...

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 February 2015 08:50 )

Read more...

From Rangers fan to NHL top boss

From Rangers fan to NHL top bossNEW YORK — In the late 1960s, Gary Bettman would finish classes at his Queens high school, take the subway to Madison Square Garden and whip out his student ID card to land a ticket for 50 cents to a New York Rangers game. He’d sit in the arena doing his homework until the game began and he would cheer on favorite players like Rod Gilbert and Eddie Giacomin. Though the Rangers were a storied hockey club, Bettman was drawn to the newer franchises. Growing up in a single-parent home, “I di...
Read more...

After Anatevka: Tevye in Palestine?

After Anatevka: Tevye in Palestine?THIS YEAR is the 50th anniversary of the play, “Fiddler on the Roof.” Originally, the composer (Jerry Bock), and lyricist (Sheldon Harrnick) wanted to make a different musical, one based on Shalom Aleichem’s “Wandering Stars.” They decided that story required too many characters so they decided instead to write about Tevye the Dairyman. Most people probably know that Shalom Aleichem created the Tevye character; what they may not know (I didn’t until I read a collection of his stori...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 January 2015 14:10 )

Read more...

Merging sports with charity

Merging sports with charityBALTIMORE — At the first Detroit Tigers game he attended, in 1940, Bob Matthews saw slugging first baseman Hank Greenberg play. Now a retired orthodontist living in Farmington Hills, Mich., Matthews can gaze each day at his hero’s image on visits to the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit in nearby West Bloomfield. On a wall by the facility’s fitness room hangs a framed print showing a baseball field’s dugout and a “team” of uniformed Jewish players surrounding a bat-gripping Greenberg. T...
Read more...
Page 2 of 44

Get the IJN's free newsletter!

Cast Your Vote

What prevents you from being more involved in Jewish institutions?
 

Shabbat Times

JTA News

Israeli Islamist gets 11-month sentence for incitement

Cnaan Liphshiz Sheikh Ra’ad Saleh said in 2007 that Jerusalem should be ‘purified with blood of innocents’ who kill Israelis. ... [Link]

Ukrainian Jewish surgeon claims attackers shouted anti-Semitic epithets

Cnaan Liphshiz Oleksanr Dukhovskoi’s beating concided with two cases of vandalism in Ukraine and another in Russia. ... [Link]

Israeli crash victim’s family blames airline for letting allegedly suicidal co-pilot fly

Cnaan Liphshiz Eyal Baum’s brother said Germanwings needed better screening, as aviation companies change procedures after the tragedy. ... [Link]

Holocaust survivors to restore Polish Torah scroll

Cnaan Liphshiz British cabinet secretary to host lanching of international educational project to complete desecrated item’s missing parts. ... [Link]

Following grave desecration, Tunisian president vows to defend Jews

Cnaan Liphshiz Essebsi’s pledge follows the murder of 22 people by Islamists and the desecration of a Jewish sage’s grave in Tunis. ... [Link]

Suit against anti-Iran group dismissed over national security

Marcy Oster Greek shipping magnate Victor Restis sued United Against Nuclear Iran for saying he was fronting for the Iranian government in its bid to bypass energy sector sanctions. ... [Link]

Lawmakers introduce bill to stymie Israel boycotts

Marcy Oster Under the Boycott Our Enemies, Not Israel Act, prospective contractors with the U.S. government would be required to certify that they are not participating in any boycotts against Israel. ... [Link]

Israeli press talking out of its asteroid?

Julie Wiener Several Israeli media outlets wrongly reported that a harmless asteroid could mean the end of the world. ... [Link]

Intermountain Jewish News • 1177 Grant Street • Denver, CO 80203 • 303 861 2234 • FAX 303 832 6942
email@ijn.com • larry@ijn.com • lori@ijn.com