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Humoring the headlines: December 30, 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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Humoring the headlines: December 27, 2017

By Laurie Baron January Trump still disputes the findings of American intelligence agencies that Russia hacked the Hillary Clinton campaign: “I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else. And I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Tax reform

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York –Last week, Congress passed and President Trump signed a major tax reform bill, over the objection of Democrats who say that the bill will primarily benefit the wealthy. Many in the Jewish community weighed in on various aspects of the tax plan. Which of the following comments regarding the […]

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Humoring the headlines: December 21, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−At Mar-a-Lago undocumented elves are decorating Trump Force One to look like a giant sleigh. It will be powered by coal.  Forget hitching up reindeers.  Their survival is sketchy now that drilling will begin in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. * The President doesn’t need much padding to resemble Santa Claus.  […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Chanukah pet gifts

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — According to the Talmud, we are commanded to feed our animals before we feed ourselves. It doesn’t say anything about giving gifts to our pets before giving presents to our human family members, but many Jews include their pets in the Chanukkah gift giving. Which of the following […]

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Humoring the headlines: December 18, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−The Trump Administration has asked the Centers for Disease Control to stop using the words “diversity,” “fetus,” “transgender,”  “science-based” and “evidence-based.”  It will replace diversity with labeled homogeneity-challenged, fetus with in utero little person, transgender with perverse abomination, science-based with empirical hoax, and evidence-based with fabricated. * The Department of Energy […]

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‘Just Kidding:’ Trump kvells over his Chanukah party

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK — Remember the song, “It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To’? What brings it to mind is the report of attendance at President Trump’s recent Chanukah party. Anyone who’s hosted a celebration and had many on the guest list ignore or turn down the invitation, can […]

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Weekly trivia quiz: Chanukah Elf on the Shelf

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — Children who are celebrating Christmas have the Elf on a Shelf children’s book and toy to enjoy during the holiday season. What are two Chanukah toys which were created by children’s authors inspired by Elf on a Shelf? A. The Latke on the Yacht-ke Toy Boat and the Señora Menorah Torah.B. The Gelt […]

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Humoring the headlines: December 11, 2017

  By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO-‘Twas Hanukkah eve, and in the White House, Donald Trump was tweeting, preparing to grouse. Insults of Bob Mueller were sent with great ire To warn him that one day he could be fired. The President fumed about his buddy Flynn Treated so poorly for his lying sin. Hillary should […]

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‘Just kidding:’ Trump to make Chanukah great again

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK — Determined to “make Judaism great again,” President Trump said his first step is bringing Chanukah “to its full potential.” He’s already begun moving toward that goal by ordering the construction of extra-large wooden and plastic dreidels for the White House, Mar-a- Lago, Trump Tower in New York City and […]

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Humoring the headlines: December 6, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO -New Words from the First Year of the Trump Presidency * Excoaliate: Opening protected wilderness areas to mining operations. * Mooreonic: Endorsing an alleged pedophile for Senate because he supports your political agenda. * Adfibbing: Improvising lies to exonerate yourself. * Meception: Believing your own lies. * Twescalation: Exacerbating problems […]

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Jerry Seinfeld’s best friend is always along for the ride

By Jessica Steinberg When Jerry Seinfeld arrives in Israel at the end of December, he’ll be traveling with one of his oldest friends, comedian Mark Schiff. Schiff has been lucky enough to travel with Seinfeld for the last 15 years — on Seinfeld’s private jet, no less — opening for Seinfeld in arenas and theaters. […]

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Humoring the headlines: December 2, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−The Senate passed the President’s Tax Reform and Cut Bill fulfilling his campaign promise that no billionaire will be left behind. * President Trump has kept another campaign promise by saying Merry Christmas every opportunity he gets. He is so intent on fostering the Christmas spirit in Washington that he didn’t […]

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‘Just Kiding:’ Trump names his Biblical heroes

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK — President Trump has just named his “top ten” heroes of Hebrew ancient history in an exclusive interview with Sedra Inquirer Magazine’s religion reporter. He was prepped for the session by his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared, who read him Bible stories and accounts of other notable figures from […]

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