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Jewish music resurges in San Diego County

23 April 2014

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO -A Shuffle Concert will take place this Saturday evening, April 26 at 8:00 p.m.  at the Encinitas Community Center, under the auspices of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture. The following week, Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m., Achinoam Nini, known as Noa, will be singing at the Belly Up […]

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UCSD team wins ‘Jeopardy’ competition at Grossmont

23 April 2014

By Donald H. Harrison EL CAJON, California – With a steady drumbeat on the buzzer and an apparent photographic memory for every little fact in Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, James Dohleman led his UCSD team to a runaway victory in a three-way contest against Pt. Loma Nazarene […]

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P.A. – Hamas pact disappoints U.S. — Psaki

23 April 2014

  WASHINGTON, D.C. (SDJW)– The United States government was “disappointed” in the announcement of a reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday, April 23. The official said the United States position remains that “any Palestinian government must unambiguosly and explicity commit to nonviolence, recognition of the state of […]

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Israelis celebrate Pesach on Tanzania safari

23 April 2014

ARUSHA, Tanzania (Press Release) —  One hundred and seventy tourists  from Israel spent the Passover holidays on a wildlife Safari, their roundtrip air fare on an El Al charter.   The nine-day program included visits to the world famous UNESCO World Heritage sites, Serengeti National Park, home of the great animal migration, and the Ngorongoro Crater, largest intact […]

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ADL condemns Jews- for- Jesus’ Holocaust video

23 April 2014

NEW YORK (Press Release) – The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Wednesday condemned a new video produced by the missionary group Jews for Jesus, which portrays Jesus as being among those in the selection line at the entrance to what appears to be the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. In the video, which appeared about one week ago and […]

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Measure to make initiatives more transparent advances

23 April 2014

  SACRAMENTO (Press Release)–A bill that would bring greater transparency to California’s century-old ballot initiative system was approved on Tuesday, April 22, by lawmakers on the State Senate’s Elections Committee. The Ballot Initiative Transparency Act, SB1253, authored by Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D – Sacramento) was approved on a 4-to-1 vote and moves […]

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Narratives recapture the chaos, pride of Six Day War

23 April 2014

  The Lion’s Gate; On the Front Lines of the Six Day War by Steven Pressfield; Sentinel/ Penguin, (c) 2014. ISBN 978-1-59523-091-1, 430 pages including index and bibliography, $29.95. By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson MEVASSERET ZION, Israel — ‘The Lion’s Gate’ is a fascinating attempt to present the events before and during the Six Day War of June 1967, […]

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APN welcomes Hamas-PLO pact

23 April 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (Press Release) –  The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Hamas on Wednesday, April 23,  ended a seven-year rift by reaching a historic reconciliation agreement. Americans for Peace Now welcomes the agreement. APN holds that unity between the Palestinian political factions and between the West Bank and Gaza is vital for empowering the Palestinian leadership […]

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AJC urges Turkey to address Armenian genocide

23 April 2014

NEW YORK (Press Release) – In a month of solemn remembrance of the atrocities of the last century – from the 20th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide to the annual commemoration in Israel and the United States of the Holocaust – we pause in mournful tribute to the memories of the estimated 1.5 […]

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2 Popes who built trust with Jews to be named saints

23 April 2014

NEW YORK (Press Release) — AJC congratulates the Catholic Church on the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and John Paul II. “We rejoice with our Catholic friends at this unique recognition being given to the two Popes who were also the ones most responsible for the dramatic revolution in Catholic-Jewish relations in our times,” said […]

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Peres sends message of condolence to South Korea

23 April 2014

JERUSALEM (Press  Release)–Israel’s President Shimon Peres has expressed the shock and dismay felt by the people of Israel upon hearing of the disastrous capsizing of the Sewol ferry, his office has announced. In his letter sent to South Korean President Park Geun-hye, President Peres expressed the shock and dismay felt by the people of Israel […]

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LFJCC to host Yom HaShoah rites April 27

23 April 2014

  SAN DIEGO (Press Release)– On Sunday, April 27, at 1:30 p.m. the Jewish Federation of San Diego County will present a special Holocaust commemoration (Yom Hashoah) program, “Defiance, Rebellion and Resistance.” It will be held in the Garfield Theatre of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,  4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. The program will […]

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Breast cancer stamp raising millions for research

23 April 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)—Each month, hundreds of thousands of Breast Cancer Research Stamps are sold across the country, with each stamp contributing to the fight against this deadly disease. In March 2014, 999,000 stamps were sold, raising more than $110,000 for research efforts. Since the first stamp was issued on July 29, 1998, more than […]

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Bill would outlaw ‘Nazi’ as an epithet

23 April 2014

  By Josh Hasten/JNS.org There’s little doubt that U.S. native MK Rabbi Dov Lipman (Yesh Atid) takes great pride, but at the same time grasps the tremendous responsibility, of being the first American-born oleh (immigrant to Israel) to serve in the Knesset in decades. But this proud Beit Shemesh resident, who has worked tirelessly towards […]

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