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‘Just Kidding’: Court rules chametz must be returned

  For background on this fanciful case, please see http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2017/04/19/just-kidding-he-wont-return-my-chametz/ By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK — In sharply contested decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has just ruled in the celebrated Moe v Donald case (“he won’t return my chametz”) and several related matters, dating back to Pesach a year ago. By a 5-4 vote, the […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Spanish Armada

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — President Trump recently said that “We’re sending an armada” towards the Korean peninsula as a warning to the North Korean government following their recent missile testing. In fact, the so-called armada of American warships was heading in the opposite direction. The word “armada” is most often associated with the Spanish Armada […]

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‘Just Kidding’: He won’t return my chametz

By Joel H. Cohen   NEW YORK — A complicated legal matter dating back to Pesach a year ago, and stemming from a non-Jewish man’s refusal to return a Jewish man’s chametz he bought through a rabbi, is making its way through various appeal courts.  it could reach the U.S. Supreme Court, legal experts say. Known in […]

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Humoring the headlines: April 18, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO — Release the Donald’s Taxes (tune: Deep in the Heart of Texas) We’ve got the right to shed some light Onto the Donald’s taxes. He must disclose what debts he owes Release the Donald’s taxes! Please interdict any conflict We find in the Donald’s taxes. Why is there stealth about his […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Giraffes

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — Millions of people worldwide have live-streamed April the Giraffe over the last few months awaiting the birth of her calf, which finally came this past Saturday. While rabbinic tradition says that an animal in the Bible called the “zemer” was a giraffe, this is not believed to be […]

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Humoring the headlines: April 15, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−You should worry about what Donald Trump is going to do next when: * He eats “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake you’ve ever seen.” * He has just finished watching Fox and Friends or listening to the Alex Jones Show. * He announces he has found the “best” person […]

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Humoring the headlines: April 10, 2017

The Trump Family Seder By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO–Before the Seder begins, Donald Trump demands that he get to play Pharaoh based on his record of building large structures and dominating his subordinates.  Ivanka and Jared advise him to be Moses so he can lead the forgotten people out of bondage, but Trump refuses and […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Passover customs

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — Passover is a holiday filled with customs, from the dipping of greens in salt water to the chanting of the Four Questions by the youngest child. Some customs are unique to specific Jewish communities around the world. Which of the following is a real Passover seder tradition? A. The […]

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Baldwin Spoofs Trump and O’Reilly’s Bromance on ‘SNL’

“Saturday Night Live” gave embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly a boost from an even more powerful man who has faced similar sexual harassment allegations: Donald Trump. Alec Baldwin returned to pull double duty as both O’Reilly and Trump on this weekend’s episode of “SNL,” hosted by comic Louis C.K. Trump appeared as a guest […]

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Mah zeh? Why its matzoh, of course!

Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO – Normally museums and their fund raisers like to see the “dough” rise, but this was not the case Sunday at the San Diego History Center. Visitors to the Jewish exhibit at the San Diego History Center on Sunday learned the trick of making matzoh […]

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Humoring the headlines: April 9, 2017

Missiles in the Night By Laurie Baron   SAN DIEGO− Missiles in the Night (sing to the tune of “Strangers in the Night”) Missiles in the night No twitter trolling. A simple show of might To raise my polling. For the babies’ sake. Distracting Congress too. Something Jared said. Bannon was outraged. Isolation’s dead. The […]

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Humoring the headlines: April 5, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−To streamline his administration, President Trump has fired all the members of his cabinet and delegated their authority to his son-in-law Jared Cushner whose title will be the Secretary of Making America Great Again. * Donald Trump has removed Steve Bannon from the National Security Council.  When asked why he was […]

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Haggadahs of happy memory

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK — The approach of Pesach inevitably evokes a bundle of memories, as many related to haggadahs as to matzah-ball soup For instance, one year a long time ago, we were expecting a big crowd for the first seder that night. That morning (hate to leave things for the last […]

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Weekly trivia quiz: Trump and Passover

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — Despite Donald Trump often mentioning that he has a Jewish daughter, there is no indication that the tradition of a White House seder will continue under Trump. Trump has made the news in the past over a Passover controversy tied to the Trump brand. Which of the following […]

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