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Gun control debate turns anti- Semitic

09 February 2016

Ted Nugent blames Jews for gun control By Paul Miller/JNS.org Taking to his Facebook page on Monday afternoon, legendary musician and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent posted an image of Jewish public figures under the tagline, “So who is really behind gun control?” The post features a collage of Jews such as former New York […]

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Middle East Roundup: February 9, 2016

09 February 2016

  Deal in the works for Israel to return bodies of eastern Jerusalem terrorists (JNS.org) Senior Palestinian sources confirmed Monday that a deal is being negotiated to return the bodies of eastern Jerusalem terrorists killed in recent months to their families for burial. Israel, which currently holds the remains of 10 Palestinian terrorists, has conditioned […]

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A Shabbat morning stroll through Jerusalem

08 February 2016

By Judy Lash Balint JERUSALEM — I’ve been reluctant to admit it to all but a handful of close friends, but after a lifetime of pretty regular Shabbat morning shul-going I’ve now substituted long walks through Jerusalem’s almost deserted streets and parks as my preferred Shabbat spiritual sustenance. Years of erratic prayer experiences in modern […]

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Obama and U.S., Israel minorities

08 February 2016

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — A New York Times review of a recent book about Obama’s “blackness” pretty much sums up what we’ve known since he came on the stage a decade ago. He isn’t all that black. He’s no Jesse Jackson. He’s a non-threatening African American, moreso than Americans whose ancestors came centuries ago, insofar […]

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Memo to Ban Ki-moon: How about a workable idea?

08 February 2016

By Bruce S. Ticker PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Ban Ki-moon is a curious kind of messenger. He writes in The New York Times, “No one can deny that the everyday reality of occupation provokes anger and despair, which are major drivers of violence and extremism and undermine any hope of a negotiated two-state solution.” It may […]

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Should a 90-year-old wear leggings?

08 February 2016

By Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D. LA JOLLA, California — Have you been to a mall recently? There is a new uniform: skinny jeans or leggings with boots of various shapes and styles. It is really appealing. I decided that I, too, wanted to look fashionable. I found some old, opaque tights—as they were called back in […]

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Middle East Roundup: February 8, 2016

08 February 2016

Netanyahu: new U.S.-Israel security aid deal may not be reached under Obama (JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israeli government ministers at Sunday’s cabinet meeting that talks with the United States on a new 10-year memorandum of understanding on security assistance are ongoing, but that a deal may not be reached until after President Barack […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Super Bowl 50

08 February 2016

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — What role did the Israeli company Wix play in this year’s Super Bowl?   A. Wix is the parent company of Sabra, which produces the hummus which has been the National Football League’s official dip since 2013. Sabra hummus was sold throughout Levi’s stadium, and was featured in an ad […]

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Romping through rhymes at the Old Globe

07 February 2016

  You think that wars and swords are real? To hold a pen takes arms of steel. By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — We all know the recipe for a classic farce: Lovesick fancy Mistaken identity Irreverent yet loyal servants A few uncanny coincidences Bring all to a boil, then garnish with promises of […]

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Anachnu: Alan Goldenberg

07 February 2016

By Donald H. Harrison Alan Goldenberg SAN DIEGO — Alan Goldenberg joined the Navy, served eight years, and he still gets to see the world in various civilian jobs that were an outgrowth of his Navy service. The skills he learned as an electronics technician led to positions with a variety of land-based companies that […]

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World Wide Wrap Day and the making of tefillin

07 February 2016

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Across the United States and in Conservative congregations around the world, Men’s Club members and guests spent Sunday morning, Feb. 7, well in advance of the televised Super Bowl game, learning about the significance of tefillin and the prayers said in association with wearing the ancient phylacteries.  The […]

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Humoring the Headlines: February 7, 2016

07 February 2016

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO─Chris Christie has been taunting Marco Rubio for being the “boy in the bubble” who evades answering tough questions by giving scripted answers.  Although Rubio was true to form in this Saturday’s Republican debate, he must have wanted to snap back at Christie and exclaim, “And you’re the man who ate […]

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Middle East history a jumble of fact and myth

07 February 2016

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — History is a mess. It’s filled with bad acts, feeding anger and demands for revenge, as well as lots of myths, half-truths, and just plain lies. Napoleon provided his share, as well as the line that history was myth that people believed. Jews have been creators and victims. There aren’t […]

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From the Jewish library: ‘Sergei Prokofiev’

07 February 2016

Sergei Prokofiev: A Soviet Tragedy by Victor Seroff, Funk & Wagnalls, 1968 By Sheila Orysiek SAN DIEGO — Anton Rubenstein. a composer and one of the greatest piano virtuosos of the 19th century was born to Jewish parents in the vicinity of Odessa.  Though he and Prokofiev never met – indeed Prokofiev was only three […]

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