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Editorials

Dear President-elect Biden: It’s not 2016

Israelis and Arabs, yarmulkes and kafiyyahs, Hebrew and Arabic, Jews and Muslims, can get along just fine. Palestinians, take note. President-elect Biden, take note....

Dear President Trump: You lost — move on

Step Two. President Donald Trump has now authorized the GSA to provide the cooperation and the funds to the Biden team to effectuate the transition of power, from one...

If this is remembrance, we prefer amnesia

CNN anchor disfigures the Holocaust Holocaust survivors wondered whether the Holocaust would be remembered after their deaths. Historians always regard accurate...

Pandemic or not, we welcome Thanksgiving

For many of us, Purim was the last time we shared a holiday meal with those outside of our immediate families. For some of us, it goes back even further, to last...

Bernice Zussman, 1926-2020

There is a very select number of women who somehow emerge as matriarchs in our community. No one elects them; they themselves do not hold themselves out in this way. It...

Welcome President Biden

Congratulations on your election, President Joe Biden. Barring some unlikely, drastic alteration in the vote totals once the states officially certify their results, the...

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, 1948-2020

Count us among the countless other admirers, readers, publishers and mourners of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, who died of cancer last Shabbat, Nov. 7, 2020. The Intermountain...

Big losers in 2020: pollsters

Maybe it’s built-in bias, such as the way pollsters’ questions are phrased. Maybe it’s the new technology, such as universal caller ID, i.e., the self-selecting...

Fanny Starr, 1922-2020

When the Intermountain Jewish News interviewed Fanny Starr six years ago, we asked her why she was putting forth so much effort to tell the story of her Holocaust...

‘Democracy is dead’ — What? Not with this turnout!

It’s not only the Biden voters or the Trump voters. It’s not just the presidential race. It’s not just the Senate and Congressional races. From state to state,...