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A Stradivarius among the cowsheds

28 August 2016

As my traveling companion and I trudged up a hill on a sweltering summer’s day, we passed the kibbutz swimming pool, a dusty industrial zone, and a cowshed. We then walked past an abandoned social hall with weeds growing out of its cracks until we finally entered a modest stucco concert venue. Inside, a man [...]

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Arian Foster on Kaepernick: ‘I understand 100 percent what he’s doing’

28 August 2016

Arian Foster knows all-too-well that racial profiling and police misconduct toward African-Americans are real problems. He’s experienced them. Foster, the Dolphins running back, was barely a teenager when California cops pulled over his dad driving north on Interstate 5 between San Diego and California. “They told us to get out of the car, all of [...]

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Burkini row clouds start of French primary season

28 August 2016

The national identity crisis exposed by France’s burkini controversy is threatening to set the tone for the country’s presidential campaign as rival candidates scramble to position themselves on the hot-button issue. Along with the sluggish economy, the relationship between France’s Muslims and non-Muslims has been a recurring theme as presidential hopefuls kick off campaigning for [...]

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‘Four-letter’ word against Israel: Occupation

28 August 2016

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — We’re taught to honor principles, and there is merit to that principle. But they are also the traps in which disappear decency and good sense. Those who think and express themselves in absolutes and reject dispute from those who doubt the value of the principles being promoted  risk a lonesome life [...]

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First Art Exhibit Designed Just for Dogs Includes Open Car Windows With Fans (WATCH)

28 August 2016

This new interactive art installation designed specifically for pooches has hounds howling with excitement. The London, England exhibit features a whole host of pawesome creations – like an open car window simulator that blows air into dog’s faces; a play ball pit made to look like a giant dog food bowl; a magic water bowl [...]

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Iran judiciary confirms arrest of nuclear negotiator

28 August 2016

TEHRAN, Iran — A member of Iran’s nuclear negotiation team was accused of espionage activities and arrested, the country’s judiciary confirmed Sunday. A spokesman for Iran’s judiciary, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi, said at a news conference that a suspect had been released on parole but was still under investigation. “He is still in limbo and may [...]

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Donald Trump campaign: ‘Softening’ on illegal immigration more approach than policy

28 August 2016

Donald Trump’s campaign manager said Sunday that the Republican presidential nominee is not backing off his tough stance on illegal immigration but is re-examining the need for a new deportation force. “He’s going to build the wall, no amnesty, no citizenship, no more sanctuary cities,” Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on “Fox News Sunday.” [...]

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Juan Gabriel Dies From Heart Attack

28 August 2016

San Diego Jewish World’s eulogy series is sponsored by Marc and Margaret Cohen in memory of Molly Cohen, and by Inland Industries Group LP in memory of long-time San Diego Jewish community leader Marie (Mrs. Gabriel) Berg.  Comments intended for publication in the space below MUST be accompanied by the letter writer’s first and last name [...]

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Dmitry Gelfer (circa 1931-2016)

28 August 2016

  Eulogy by Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal Delivered July 22, 2016 at San Diego, CA SAN DIEGO — The fact that all mortals eventually die has always served as a lesson to the living. We cannot long evade the consciousness of our own mortality, and fail to draw therefrom some fundamental lessons on how to live [...]

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Insight into some secrets of suburban life

28 August 2016

Bertrand Court by Michelle Brafman, © 2016 Prospect Park Books;; ISBN 978193-8849800; 255 pages. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –Bertrand Court might be found in any suburban city of the United States; its characters are as familiar as your next door neighbors.  Through Brafman’s fictional work, however, you may gain keener insight into your [...]

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‘Ni hao’ – President welcomes Israeli player for Chinese team

28 August 2016

The Ninth President Shimon Peres hosted the professional football player Eran Zahavi on Sunday, 28.8, at the Peres Center for Peace, on his first visit back to Israel since joining the Gwangju RP China football team. The ceremony was attended by Ninth President Shimon Peres, Eran Zahavi, and the Chinese Ambassador to Israel Zhan Yongxin. [...]

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«Christian hero» Mother Teresa to be be made a saint by Pope Francis

28 August 2016

In a grand ceremony that will attract huge crowds to St Peter’s Square, the nun known as the “Angel of the Poor” is set to be canonized by the pontiff who once said he dreamt of “a poor church, for the church.” Vatican City (dpa) – Mother Teresa of Calcutta, one of the most iconic [...]

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Trump slips up on Twitter while trying to win black votes in Iowa

28 August 2016

Washington (dpa) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday continued his appeal to black voters in the largely white state of Iowa, describing African-American citizens living in US inner cities as “trapped.” However, Trump’s attempt to win African-American votes slipped up on Twitter where he was heavily criticized for appearing to insensitively use the [...]

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ISIS Fighters Say Trump Will Help Recruit New Followers

28 August 2016

Islamic State group fighters are reportedly eager for Republican Donald Trump to win the White House so that they can use his rhetoric against Muslims to win over new followers. Foreign Affairs magazine analyzed Twitter users’ comments and interviewed people who recruit for the militant group also known as ISIS and found they overwhelmingly believe [...]

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