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San Diego Jewish World will return on March 1st

31 December 2017

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – I have very mixed feelings about putting San Diego Jewish World and my Facebook account on hiatus for the next two months, from January 1st through February 28th.  I am both looking forward to the change in routine and dreading it. I realize that this two-month break will [...]

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‘Jewish Poets – Jewish Voices’ resumes Jan. 23

31 December 2017

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — “Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices” opens its tenth season at the Lawrence Family JCC’s Astor Judaica Library Tuesday evening, January 23, at 7 p.m., with three outstanding San Diego poets: Chris Baron, Professor of English at San Diego City College; Roger Aplon, former teacher at The Writing Center;  and Ruth Benjamin, [...]

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Posted in Books & Poetry, San Diego Calendar, Wingard_Eileen

Others before Bibi and Donald castigated ‘fake news’

31 December 2017

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — Prominent in what’s similar between the Great Leaders of the US and Israel are their claims about the media. Fake news, especially from the mainstream-leftwing print and electronic. Those who worry see these preoccupations as the tricks of demagogues. Some have compared them with how Hitler moved toward the complete [...]

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Posted in Middle East, Sharkansky_Ira, USA

‘Super Tuesday’ raises $30,000 for Young Israel

31 December 2017

By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. SAN DIEGO — Rabbi Chaim Hollander, spiritual leader of Young Israel of San Diego, proclaims,  “We can never be satisfied with our accomplishments and rest on our laurels.  We must constantly strive to move forward.” When in 1988 three families in the Del Cerro – San Carlos neighborhoods of San [...]

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Posted in Jewish Religion, San Diego County

2017 a year for Jewish mysteries, rumination

31 December 2017

(c) Oliver B. Pollak  RICHMOND, California — 2017 was an amazing year for five almost supernatural personal interactions. The story satisfies a long pent up interest in simultaneity. It certainly is better than 100 years ago, 1917, when America pitched into Europe’s war At Passover in Jackson, Wyoming I gave a drash at the Second Seder [...]

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Home is where the hearth is

31 December 2017

By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson MEVASSERET ZION, Israel — As always, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom gave her traditional Christmas message, which was televised and broadcast all over the world. Although I don’t usually pay it much attention, this year I happened to catch it live on TV, and watched with greater interest than usual, [...]

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Posted in International, Middle East, Shefer-Vanson-Dorothea, Theatre, Film & Broadcast

Felder’s ‘Irving Berlin’ evokes childhood memories

30 December 2017

Every night I hear her croon the Russian Lullaby. Just a little plaintive tune when baby starts to cry. Go to sleep my baby, some day there may be a land that’s free for you and me and the Russian Lullaby. — Irving Berlin By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — What memories that song evoked. [...]

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Posted in Music and Visual Arts, San Diego County, Wingard_Eileen

The Holocaust seen through its postal history

30 December 2017

Holocaust Postal History by Justin Gordon; Six Point Watermark;© 2016; ISBN 9780997-840100; 138 pages plus glossaries, bibliography and index. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The author of this richly illustrated book deserved compliments for his persistence as a collector, his clarity as a writer, and his ability as a researcher.  No matter how [...]

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Posted in Books & Poetry, Harrison_Donald_H, International, Jewish History

Humoring the headlines: December 30, 2017

30 December 2017

  By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−San Diego Jewish World’s editor Don Harrison and his wife Nancy are about to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.  Congratulations to both of them!  The publication will be on a hiatus throughout January and February, resuming March 1st.  My final column of this year predicts what will happen in the [...]

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Holocaust museum completes memorable Portland trip

29 December 2017

  (c) Oliver Pollak PORTLAND, Oregon — In the Summer of 2017 we took a 5,500-mile road trip. Richmond, California to Vancouver. The California and Oregon coasts were beautiful. Fish and chips galore. Right turn to the Trans-Canada Highway to a wedding in Winnipeg. Right turn to Omaha, Nebraska. Right turn and back to California. We [...]

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Posted in Jewish History, Pollak_Oliver, USA

Al Jacobs, tailor and musician, 1924-2017

29 December 2017

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Alfred Jacobs was an unassuming man, yet his graveside service at the Home of Peace Cemetery on Friday was packed with more than 100 friends, fellow congregants, and the rabbis of two neighboring congregations – the Conservative Tifereth Israel Synagogue and the Chabad of East County. Jacobs, 93, [...]

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Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, Obituaries & memorials, San Diego County

Segal’s Holocaust exhibit is gateway to museum art

28 December 2017

Editor’s Note:  This inaugurates a new series of stories where a Jewish writer searches out Jewish art in museums, galleries and libraries. (c) Oliver B. Pollak  SAN FRANCISCO –We joined San Francisco’s De Young Museum and the Legion of Honor. On Thursday between Christmas and New Year we spent an afternoon at the much applauded exhibited [...]

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‘American Stranger’ describes several of its characters

28 December 2017

American Stranger by David Plante, Delphinium Books © 2018, ISBN 9781883-285759;  239 pages. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Nancy is the daughter of Jewish parents who escaped Hitler’s Germany physically, but apparently not emotionally.  There is a distance about them that Nancy never can seem to penetrate. Trying to compensate for their lack [...]

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StandWithUs ~ Empowering Students

28 December 2017

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