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NGOs to distribute food for Pesach in Israel

29 March 2015

  By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM–It goes without saying that countless families in Israel are unable to afford the Passover Seder meal but two charitable organizations, Leket Israel and Colel Chabad are working to change that reality. Colel Chabad, the oldest continuously running social services organization in Israel, founded in 1788, has been charged by the […]

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Children’s book introduces the Jewish holidays

29 March 2015

Here is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays by Leslea Newman and illustrated by Susan Gal; Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014, with reinforced binding, ISBN 978-141-971-1855; $18.95 By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — This richly illustrated book, intended to familiarize young Jewish children with the annual cycle of holidays, tells in verse […]

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Should Deri head same ministry he stole from?

29 March 2015

By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM–Arieh Deri is something of a political genius. Born in Morocco in 1959 he came at an early age to Israel with his family. To save him from the squalor in which they were then forced to live, his parents sent him to a yeshiva where he shone. He soon joined […]

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State Dept. provides over $1m for activism in Israel

29 March 2015

By Edwin Black WASHINGTON, D.C. — The controversial New Israel Fund and its social change and political lobbying organization known as SHATIL, have received more than $1 million from the State Department under a program designed to create political change, reform, and activism in the Middle East. The government program, Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), has […]

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Knesset goes solar; Israel’s parliament ‘greenest’

29 March 2015

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit) — With nearly 50 years of history behind Israel’s parliament building, the Classical stone structure has seen countless historical changes and events. But a new kind of revolution is making its way through the halls of the Israeli parliament with the “Green Knesset Project,” a unique environmentally friendly initiative spearheaded […]

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From the Jewish Library: ‘The Rabbi’s Daughter’

29 March 2015

The Rabbi’s Daughter, A Memoir by Reva Mann, (Dial Press, 2008) By Sheila Orysiek  SAN DIEGO — Writing an unhappy review is never an easy or pleasant task. Reva Mann makes the point (from the title onward) that she is the daughter and granddaughter of well known and respected rabbis.  Her constant reiteration of how […]

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‘Unnecessary Farce’ untrue to title; it’s a must see

28 March 2015

By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — Is there such a thing as a “necessary farce”?  Who doesn’t love the requisite slamming doors, misinterpreted double entendres, and odd couplings?  One man understands this genre better than most, and that man is Matthew Wiener.  Wiener will delight North Coast Rep audiences with another fantastic romp, opening […]

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Violinists Zukerman, Chang show their versatility

28 March 2015

  By Erin Philips SAN DIEGO — This weekend, the San Diego Symphony features the performance series “Zukerman Plays and Conducts,” starring Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violinist, and David Chan, violinist. Pinchas Zukerman is a widely respected conductor and violinist who performs and teaches all over the world. Born in Tel Aviv and educated at […]

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Some tips for active listening

28 March 2015

By Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D. LA JOLLA, California –A friend gave me a booklet entitled, “Positive People Experiences: Eight Ingredients for Business Success,” by Drs. Carolyn Shadle and John L. Meyer. Although it is written as a communication tool for clients and customers, I was impressed with the advice and thought it could be helpful to […]

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Internet letter writers do not lack for opinions

27 March 2015

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — Among the features of life in Israel in this age of Internet is a busy mailbox. It reflects Israel’s place in the world’s media, and recalls those old maps that put Jerusalem in the center of it all. Now it comes with the ease of putting one’s thoughts–whether profound, interesting, […]

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A Rube Goldberg Pesach from Technion to you

27 March 2015

HAIFA (SDJW)– Imaginative students at the Technion in Haifa found a Rube Goldberg way of retelling the Passover story, using various forms of mechanical force to illustrate the highlights that we Jews retell when we read our Haggadahs.  Our thanks to our frequent contributor and book reviewer, Dr. Fred Reiss of Winchester, California, for spotting […]

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Jewish- interest license plate: ‘A Schmuzr’

27 March 2015

SAN DIEGO — We welcome Roni Breite to our coterie of Jewish license plate watchers.  She spotted this one, and I’m sure if the owner of  the car with this license plate, and Briete had the opportunity, they’d have had a nice long, friendly chat.  After all, isn’t that what schmoozers do?

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Recovering addicts draw inspiration from Haggadah

27 March 2015

LOS ANGELES (Press Release)–By interweaving a Passover Seder with personal stories of addiction, Freedom Song poses one stark question, What are you a slave to? Using song and dance, tears and laughter, and an intense post show discussion with our cast, Freedom Song opens eyes to the real life struggle against the ‘bondage of self’ that […]

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Israel releases revenues collected for P.A.

27 March 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)–Israel’s decision to release the tax revenues it had been withholding from the Palestinian Authority was greeted warmly in Congress on Friday, March 27. U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-New York) commented: “I commend Prime Minister Netanyahu for his decision to release withheld Palestinian tax revenue.  This is a constructive step, and I hope […]

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