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IDF Chief Cantor to perform in San Diego Oct. 28

23 October 2014

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Lt. Col. Shai Abramson, Chief Cantor of the Israel Defense Force, will once again be in San Diego to share his remarkable talent with our community. The concert will be presented by Friends of the Israel Defense Force on Tuesday evening, October 28, at 7 p.m., at the Balboa Theatre. […]

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Book ‘finds’ Leah, the lost matriarch

23 October 2014

The Lost Matriarch: Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash by Jerry Rabow, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia; ISBN 978-0-8276-1207-5 ©2014, $22.95, p. 193, plus Index and several appendices By Fred Reiss, Ed.D. WINCHESTER, California–Tradition maintains that each word of the Five Books of Moses contains multiple interpretations. Bible stories such as Noah and the flood, Joseph […]

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Black churches: From whence Israel’s help may come

23 October 2014

  By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –Holocaust Survivor Lou Dunst and Christian Zionist preacher Rev. Dumisani Washington of Stockton, Calif., are four decades apart in age, yet hearing one and then the other speak, gave me reassurance that Washington’s message partially fulfills the intent of Dunst’s agonized rhetorical cry of pain: “And the Free World […]

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Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, International, Israel & Mideast, Jewish History/ Politics, Publisher's Corner, San Diego County, USA0 Comments

Sumo wrestler introduces Japanese culture to Israel

23 October 2014

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM–It’s not every day that a world champion sumo wrestler visits Israel’s capital. But on Tuesday, October 21, Israelis of all ages watched in fascination as the Hawaiian-born Japanese-Samoan former sumo star, Konishiki Yasokichi shared his moves during a special workshop for children in Jerusalem. The sumo wrestling workshop was part of the first […]

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Sign language has its own intonations

23 October 2014

HAIFA, Israel (Press Release)–Like the intonation of individual spoken languages, sign languages also have their own unique “sound,” and, as with spoken languages, the intonation of one community’s language is different from that of another community, according to a new study at the University of Haifa. “Our discovery that sign languages also have unique intonation […]

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Should Israel leave well enough alone?

23 October 2014

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM– What should Israel do? Nothing is probably the best answer. However, pick your platitude Politics does not tolerate a vacuum Politics does not tolerate quiet The world is clamoring for a solution. Not exactly the world, but a collection of activists that includes Palestinians leading the chants Jews who feel uncomfortable […]

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JNS news briefs: October 23, 2014

23 October 2014

Israel and Australia sign new work visa deal (JNS.org) Israel and Australia signed an agreement on Wednesday that will allow young adults from both countries to get work visas from the other. The deal was part of a recent effort to secure work arrangements for young Israelis abroad, to prevent them from getting in legal […]

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AJC lauds Israeli bill to liberalize conversions

22 October 2014

NEW YORK (Press Release)– The American Jewish Committee (AJC) supports the conversion bill introduced by MK Elazar Stern of the Hatnua Party, headed by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni. Hatnua has pledged to press the measure, which already passed its first reading in the Knesset, even though it does not enjoy Cabinet support. “Loosening the Chief […]

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Lone Soldiers’ mom alternates between pride and worry

22 October 2014

  By Erin Philips SAN DIEGO – Karen Schuster remembers when her son, Ari Friedman, now 23, told her he was moving to Israel to become a combat medic with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). It was 2012, and he was a student at UC Irvine, where he had been a leader among the Jewish […]

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Eritrean refugees taught to be medical translators

22 October 2014

TEL AVIV (Press Release)— Sixteen Eritrean refugees in Israel have completed a medical interpreting course created by Prof. Galia Sabar of Tel Aviv University’s African Studies Department. Eight of the asylum-seeking graduates have already joined the Israeli health system as medical translators. “Language barriers are acute between Eritrean asylum seekers and medical personnel in Israel, […]

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Willful blindness to academic anti-Semitism

22 October 2014

By Richard L. Cravatts, PhD BOSTON–As yet more evidence that academics are regularly able to engage in what George Orwell sardonically referred to as “doublethink,” “the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them,” this month 40 professors of Jewish studies published a denunciation of a study that […]

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AJWS spreads Ebola prevention information in Liberia

22 October 2014

NEW YORK (Press Release)—American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is funding grassroots groups in Liberia that are responding to the Ebola outbreak through public health campaigns that rely on trusted non-medical community leaders to spread the word about preventing infection. AJWS is currently supporting 10 community-based organizations in Liberia that are deploying networks of religious leaders, women’s […]

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AJC: U.S. should restore Egypt’s military aid

22 October 2014

CAIRO (Press Release)–An American Jewish Committee (AJC) delegation, after three days of high-level consultations, urged accelerated steps to normalize strategic relations between the United States and Egypt. “Egypt has been, and remains, an essential ally in the global fight against terror‎ and extremism,” said Jason Isaacson, AJC Associate Executive Director for Policy. U.S. military aid […]

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Palestinian kills baby, injures 7 at bus stop

22 October 2014

JERUSALEM (TNA) — A Palestinian drove a car into a crowd waiting for the Jerusalem light rail at the Givat HaTachmoshet (Ammunition Hill) station on Wednesday, Oct. 22.   An infant died following the incident and 7 people were injured: 3 in serious condition, and 4  with light to moderate injuries.. The driver attempted to escape by foot, and […]

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