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Please think this Memorial Day about its real meaning

24 May 2015

By Rabbi Ben Kamin BATH, Maine –Turns out we may have sacrificed hundreds of American lives just to have ISIS swallow up Baghdad.  I’m not buying anything today but the fact that it’s about souls, not sales. Walking the streets of this definitive Maine village, with its decorous frame houses, classic churches, sweet bed-and-breakfasts, and […]

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From the Jewish library: ‘Mr and Mrs. Disraeli’

24 May 2015

Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli: A Strange Romance by Daisy Hay, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015 By Sheila Orysiek SAN DIEGO — Though his name described his heritage, it did not describe Benjamin Disraeli’s belief.  The family came from Italy to England where he was born in 1804.  His father was a member of […]

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Humoring the headlines: May 23, 2015

23 May 2015

Summer Blockbusters By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO─ Summer is upon us, and, so are summer blockbusters.  Here’s a preview of some independent films that contain less special effects and receive less publicity. * Holdergeist   Although officially retired, the spirit of Eric Holder continues to haunt congressional Republicans.  It features lots of chills and thrills as […]

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How you tell your life story may foretell your life span

23 May 2015

By Natasha Josefowitz LA JOLLA, California — Tell me the story of your life, and I will tell you how healthy you are most likely to be in the next few years. No, it’s not a joke. There are two ways to tell your story: one is with a positive spin—emphasizing the good things that happened […]

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TAU Prof. Susser provides Middle East overview

23 May 2015

By Steve Kramer TEL AVIV–The English Speaking Friends of Tel Aviv University (Friends of TAU) hosted Professor Asher Susser at its most recent monthly lecture. Susser, who earned his PhD in Modern Middle Eastern History at TAU and is presently the Director for External Affairs of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies there, […]

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Teens in tzedakah program grant $25,000

22 May 2015

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) – The first Jewish Teen Foundation (JTF) board granted a total of $25,000 to nonprofits working to secure human rights for women and children following a year-long experiential learning program about philanthropy. Twenty-eight San Diego Jewish high school teens collaborated to assess community needs, learn about nonprofit organizations, and identify opportunities to […]

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Appeal made for Jews in East Ukraine

22 May 2015

By Sam Litvin SAN DIEGO –Two bucks. What’s two bucks? Well, that’s how much my lunch cost: two fish tacos. I’m working on a start-up which means I don’t eat great; but that’s by choice. On Shabbat, I’ll go to schul and I’ll probably give tzedaka. I’ll also do that on June 22nd, I’ll give […]

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Text of Obama’s address to Adas Israel

22 May 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)–Marking Jewish-American Heritage Month (May), U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the Adas Israel Congregation in the nation’s capital on Friday, May 22.  The following text was released by the White House: THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)  Thank you, everybody.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Well, good morning, everybody! AUDIENCE: Good morning! THE […]

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Patrol founder protects ranches, farms

22 May 2015

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit)–Eight years ago, an Israeli rancher from Moshav Zippori in the Lower Galilee region reached a breaking point. Thieves and marauders had been targeting Chaim Zilberman’s sprawling ranch; his land was burnt black and cattle fences cut down. On the verge of bankruptcy, the rancher told his family during a Friday Shabbat […]

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Lowey commends Solidarity Sabbath

22 May 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement ahead of the Friday, May 22, 2015, Solidarity Sabbath that joins leaders from North America and Europe to promote religious freedom while sending a strong message against anti-Semitism: “It is an honor to join […]

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On our ancestors’ shoulders and own two feet

22 May 2015

By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal SAN DIEGO — Sefer B’midbar (Numbers) details the experiences of the Israelites as they wandered through the desert. The book begins with a census, “Take a census of the whole Israelite community by the clans of its ancestral houses, listing the names, every male, head by head.” (Num. 1:2) God told […]

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Jewish news briefs: May 22, 2015

22 May 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: reinstate ‘strong allied’ U.S.-Israel relationship (JNS.org) Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, an expected Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race, said in an interview with Israel Hayom published Friday that the next president “needs to both symbolically and substantively reinstate the strong allied relationship between America and Israel.” Walker, who visited Israel […]

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Can you trust your 401(k) & IRA investing?

21 May 2015

By Sheryl Rowling SAN DIEGO — Let’s face it: investments are confusing. Your company offers a 401(k) plan, so you contribute to it – knowing that this will save you tax dollars. You randomly choose from the investment options offered and periodically look at your statements to see how you’re doing. But do you really […]

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Humoring the headlines: May 21, 2015

21 May 2015

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO─ Saudi Arabia posted an advertisement for hiring eight new executioners.  If it does not receive enough applications, it may outsource beheadings to ISIS. * Nine people were killed and one-hundred seventy arrested following a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs in Waco, Texas.  The US government is offering amnesty to those […]

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