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Letter to Wedgewood triumph for subject, filmmaker

01 February 2015

By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — I knew that he was an amazing klezmer musician, playwright, photographer, and historian, but what I did not know about Yale Strom was that he was also a filmmaker!  I don’t know how I could have missed this given that he led San Diego workshops for the Learning Channel since […]

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ISIS fighter arrested on return to Israel

01 February 2015

By Yotam Rozenwald JERUSALEM — Yosef Chaldi, a 19 year old Israeli-Arab from Nazareth, was charged today in the District Court of Nazareth for joining ISIS and participating in its terror activities. Chaldi joined ISIS around October 2014. He traveled to Turkey and crossed the border to Syria, using the help of ISIS operatives residing in […]

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Trivial issues front and center in Israel’s election

01 February 2015

By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM — Twenty-six (!) political parties have submitted lists of candidates for the next Knesset to be elected on March 17. Even though at least half of them aren’t likely to pass the 3.25% threshold to get seats and, therefore, needn’t be taken seriously, the election could still be very serious if […]

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Former POW tells of his return to ace Israeli pilot

01 February 2015

By Sheila Orysiek  SAN DIEGO — After ejecting from his burning Mirage fighter jet and while drifting down in his parachute from a height of 10,000 feet over Egypt, Israel’s first fighter pilot ace, Giora Romm, had much to think about.  He could see a growing crowd of angry Egyptians looking up at him and […]

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When the media is the message

31 January 2015

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — Is media serious business? Maybe. Is it at the core of our civilization? Let’s not exaggerate. It’s also a source of fun, tending toward the slapstick, as shown by what follows from the peak of Israeli and American media. First the Israeli slapstick. At the focus, once again, is Sara […]

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‘Sons of the Prophet’ set in Nazareth, PA

31 January 2015

By Erin Philips SAN DIEGO – Sons of the Prophet, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, is tragic, funny, and heartfelt, a perfect example of art that not only imitates but illuminates life. Written by Stephan Karam and directed by Rob Lutfy, the play was inspired by a real incident and its repercussions on […]

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The Jewish Citizen: A profile of Bernie Rhinerson

31 January 2015

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—If one quality seems to characterize Bernie Rhinerson, a member of the San Diego Community College board, it is an openness to well-thought-out change. After marrying Bobbie Herdes, whom he met while both were students at the University of Wisconsin, Rhinerson, who was raised as a Roman Catholic, read Mixed […]

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ZOA protests fundraiser for terrorist at DePaul

31 January 2015

NEW YORK (Press Release)–The Zionist Organization of America has urged the president of DePaul University to protest a planned fundraiser sponsored by the Students for Justice in Palestine organization in support of Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted for terrorism in Israel and for immigration fraud in the United States. A copy of the letter follows: […]

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A new Israeli leader would find Arabs just as inflexible

31 January 2015

By Caren Besner BOYNTON BEACH, Florida — The American Heritage dictionary defines “victory” as the defeat of an enemy or triumph in a struggle against difficulties. “Peace,” on the other hand, is characterized by the absence of hostilities, or alternatively, a treaty to end a conflict that results in public security and order. These two […]

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Jewish Gift Closet given Good People Fund grant

31 January 2015

MILLBURN, New Jersey (Press Release) — As the result of a national online search to identify visionaries changing the world around them, the Good People Fund  (GPF) has welcomed Helene Bortz and the San Diego based non-profit, The Jewish Gift Closet-San Diego Community G’mach as the latest grantee of the national Tzedakah micro-philanthropic fund (www.goodpeoplefund.org). […]

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Church of England to investigate priest’s postings

31 January 2015

NEW YORK (Press Release) –The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has welcomed a decision by the Church of England to launch a formal investigation into online comments by the Rev. Stephen Sizer, who posted a link on Facebook to an article titled, “9-11 Israel did it.”  Rev. Sizer, vicar of Christ Church, Virginia Water, was previously the subject […]

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Nadler: ‘Childish games’ hurt U.S.-Israel relations

30 January 2015

Compiled by Donald H. Harrison U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) said House Speaker John Boehner jeopardized bipartisan support for Israel by inviting Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress.  He urged both Netanyahu and Boehner to “consider measures to mitigate the damage this political maneuvering has inflicted.” Here is […]

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Rene Holland Borkan (1922-2015)

30 January 2015

By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal (Eulogy delivered Jan 28 at El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego) SAN DIEGO — One of the editors of the Book of Proverbs has preserved for us a striking metaphor which conveys to us a profound insight into the purpose of life. He tells us: Ner hashem nishmat adam. “The soul of […]

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Pauline Bell Newman (1917-2015)

30 January 2015

By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal (Delivered Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at Greenwood Cemetery, San Diego) SAN DIEGO — When we confront the death of a loved one, we become conscious of time’s steady flow, and we plead, as did the psalmist of old, Limnot yameinu kne hoday, v’navi l’vav chochma. “Teach us to number our days,” […]

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