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Send homesickness packing this summer

IT’S a situation as sticky as a freshly roasted marshmallow. Your child –– who’s been looking forward to attending overnight camp since you signed her up this fall...

Israel and the environment

THE mountain near Ben Gurion Airport looks like the base of an Egyptian pyramid. But it’s neither ancient nor made of stone. It’s Hiria landfill — more than 560...

Shavuot links to the world

We all know the most important feature of Shavuot – just read our earlier blog post, “Ode to a cheesecake.” But is eating rich, creamy food really all...

Alleged ex-Nazi John Demjanjuk’s trial should stop; the price in integrity is not worth it

What could be less controversial than trying an alleged Nazi? In the case of John Demjanjuk, the case is not so simple. Needless to say, if he is a Nazi […]

The real items

How do you write about someone who had no connection to even the slightest gesture of fanfare? How do you capture humility? Survival? Love of G-d? The real item is,...

Kitchen alchemy

Aside from the usual aspects of cooking — the colors, textures and fragrances, like the aroma of herbs diffusing the kitchen when the clap of the knife meets the wooden...

Ode to a cheesecake

Ah, the quest for the perfect cheesecake. The basic ingredients are obvious: cream cheese and sugar. But then comes the art of preparation, and the plaguing question of...

Before New Year’s eve, before the red eye…

Before there was New Year’s Eve, before there was prom night, before there was the all nighter in advance of college exams, before there was the electricity that...

Why we list the veterans of American wars on Memorial Day

This year, in what is already a longstanding tradition here at the Intermountain Jewish News, we feature the names of those Jewish veterans from Colorado who have passed...

How to measure the Obama-Netanyahu summit

Obama says he’s going to engage Iran, to use diplomacy to steer it from its nuclear ambitions. And if he doesn’t? Netanyahu says he’s going to pursue peace with the...