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The almighty convention

This entry is an excerpt from Chris Leppek’s article in the IJN’s August 29 edition. To the degree that politics is perception — a product as slickly...

Shabbat – or Sunday – tranquility?

Quiet. No open shops. People walking through near empty streets. No, this is not Saturday in Jerusalem, but Sunday in Switzerland. A recent IJN editorial about an...

Israel – problems in and out

Our “Open Call” to readers asking for suggestions and opinions on Israel’s foreign policy has proved that many in the Jewish community have definite...

Green Judaism

Back when we first launched our blog, we explored the possibility of individuals connecting to Judaism through non-traditional avenues, such as literature or music. Our...

The art of war

After a summer busy with moving house, family visits and of course setting up the new Intermountain Jewish News website, I’ve been enjoying having that extra bit...

Open Call

Two weeks ago, in the Intermountain Jews News, Dr Neil Dobro wrote a letter to the editor censuring Israel’s decision to exchange deceased soldiers for a child...

False simplicities

In our last two entries we’ve talked about terrorism in general and Iran specifically. Comments have been made and opinions strongly stated. In response to our...

Reasonable wars

In our most recent entry we explored the idea of Israel attacking an Iranian nuclear power plant. We’ve been following up on the issue, reading articles and...

Three strikes, but who’s out?

These past weeks — not that it’s atypical — Israel is dominating the headlines. If it’s not about the soldier swap, it’s about Obama’s visit....

Community comparisons, or, a mini-guide to kosher Zurich

Visitors always provide the reason – or much needed excuse – for excursions not usually pursued on one’s own. In this case, a family visit to Zurich led to the...