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Opinion

If Israel is less safe, don’t look to Bush — look to Israel

Say that George Bush has not advanced the cause of peace in Israel, if you like, but don’t say that Bush is responsible for Israel’s diminished safety. It is not true....

Iran’s straightfaced hypocrisy at the UN

Last week, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations filed a complaint to the UN Secretary General, demanding a condemnation of — big surprise — Israel. Ambassador...

Shavuout: The oneness of G-d

G-d is one. In trying to understand the oneness of G-d, the “what” is often rendered subservient to the “how,” and because the how is at best only imprecisely...

Best Jewish genealogy websites

Finding your family requires two major tools: methodology and resources. We have previously focused on genealogical methods, so this month we’ll look at resources....

A different America

The Intermountain Jewish News does not endorse political candidates, but surely it ought to be non-partisan to observe how far America has come. Without endorsing Barack...

Passing the torch

A moment of meaning and continuity occurred at the annual meeting of the ADL earlier this week. Karen Steinhauser stepped into the shoes as chair of the Mountain States...

The stakes are high in the controversy over kosher slaughter in Iowa

We don’t have enough evidence to condemn or to exonerate Agriprocessors, the large kosher slaughtering company in Iowa, on whose premises a variety of illegal...

The Ten Suggestions?

Democracy and the rule of law are wonderful until you get a parking ticket. Then you wish the enforcers were less competent, that democracy did not work so well. It’s...

Shavuot, Ruth…beginning anew

This week we will celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, marking G-d’s revelation at Mount Sinai and the gift of the Torah. On Shavuot we open the scroll of Ruth. Every...

Negotiating out of weakness

Sometimes you have no choice but to negotiate. Lyndon B. Johnson would have told you after it became clear that he would not beat John F. Kennedy for the Democratic...