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School named for Jonas Salk to open

05 September 2015

SAN DIEGO (SDONA)–After decades of delays, Jonas Salk Elementary School in Mira Mesa will open its doors to students for the first time Tuesday as the San Diego Unified School District begins its new academic year. The $24 million school is named after Dr. Jonas Salk, who invented the first successful polio vaccine and later […]

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Climate comedy for teens may do better on TV

04 September 2015

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — Back in April, I wrote a column for this online newspaper  that previewed a new cli-fi movie from an independent producer in Hollywood that had backers like Sir Richard Branson and the World Bank behind it: Chloe and Theo. The co-star was Theo Ikummaqs, an Inuit man from Canada who […]

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Largest sea- to- fresh water plant in U.S. coming on line

04 September 2015

  By Donald H. Harrison CARLSBAD, California – Within a matter of months, most probably before the end of the 2015 calendar year, the San Diego County Water Authority will receive 50 million gallons of fresh water each day from the new $1 billion Carlsbad Desalination Plant and pipeline that was financed by Poseidon Water […]

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Posted in Business & Personal Finance, Harrison_Donald_H, Israel & Mideast, San Diego County, The World We Share, USA0 Comments

Memoir relates journey from Hasidism to lesbianism

04 September 2015

Uncovered by Leah Lax; She Writes Press; © 2015; ISBN 978-1631529955; $16.95 By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – This touchingly written, respectful yet controversial, woman’s odyssey from unhappy, repressed childhood to Hasidism and thence, in middle age, to freedom and the personal security found in lesbianism, is bound to be earnestly debated by readers. […]

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Where can you find true blessings?

04 September 2015

By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal SAN DIEGO — Parashat Ki Tavo contains a list of blessings and curses. If the Israelites are faithful to the Covenant and obedient to God they will receive the blessings. If they turn away from God and don’t observe the mitzvot they will receive the curses instead. In introducing the blessings […]

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Israeli politics meander through gas, police decisions

04 September 2015

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — There are two issues on our agenda whose details will not interest many of you. But how they are being managed, or not managed, reveals something about government in this tiny Jewish republic. What follows is not anti-Semitism. But one must admit that the temptation exists. One is the already […]

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Jewish news briefs: September 4, 2015

04 September 2015

Laser technology lets handicapped Israelis make music with their bodies (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) An Israeli initiative could significantly improve the quality of life of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other untreatable diseases. The Grabski Rehabilitation Center in Migdal Haemek in northern Israel has decided to spread joy through a music room […]

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Geraldine Myra Schwartz, 1933-2015

03 September 2015

Saying Goodbye to Mom By Saul Schwartz WASHINGTON, D.C. — My mother, Geraldine Myra (Young) Schwartz, lived most of her life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before she retired to San Diego with her husband, Norman Schwartz, 20 years ago.  This is the story of her last few months and what I learned from about life from her […]

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Economy may drive U.K. voters to leftist Corbyn

03 September 2015

By Lloyd Levy LONDON, England–I fear that several serious problems confront  us at the moment, which will combine to create the “perfect storm.” Here in the UK, we have the certain prospect of Jeremy Corbyn being elected as leader of the Labour Party. Labour are not the governing party at the moment, but he has […]

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Bibi’s self- doubts may fuel his foreign policy

03 September 2015

By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM–However much President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry assure US lawmakers and Jewish leaders that United States support for Israel has remained strong and solid – despite Prime Minister Netanyahu’s by now obviously futile efforts to derail the Iran deal – it’s difficult to believe that US-Israel relations will be […]

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Jewish news briefs: September 3, 2015

03 September 2015

Two Israeli homes damaged by ‘stray fire’ from Gaza (JNS.org) The Israeli Air Force struck a Hamas training base in northern Gaza late Wednesday night, hours after gunfire from the base hit two homes in the southern Israeli border community of Netiv Haasara. The initial Israel Defense Forces assessment was that the Israeli homes had […]

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I-8 Jewish Travel: Mission San Diego

03 September 2015

-20th in a Series- Exit 8, Mission Gorge Road, San Diego — Mission San Diego By Donald H. Harrison

 SAN DIEGO –Under any circumstances a trip to Mission San Diego is worthwhile because it is the oldest mission in the chain that runs more than 600 miles along the coast of California and served as […]

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When God and humankind are lovers

02 September 2015

By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel CHULA VISTA, California — Rosh Hashanah is almost here! According to Jewish mystical tradition, Elul is a period of spiritual awakening. The name of Elul is an acrostic for:   אֲנִי לְדוֹדִי וְדוֹדִי לִי   “I belong to my beloved and my beloved belongs to me …” (Song of Songs 6:3). Hence, the time of […]

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Humoring the Headlines: September 2, 2015

02 September 2015

By Laurie Baron MARGATE, New Jersey‒ To compete with Donald Trump and boost his own flagging presidential bid, Chris Christie proposed that the US government contract with FedEx to track the whereabouts of immigrants in the United States.  If they are here illegally, they will be shipped back to their countries of origin in crates […]

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