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Trip took her here, there, and almost everywhere

By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson MEVASSERET ZION, Israel — Six weeks, eleven flights, six states, one one-week cruise and four countries (not including the USA). That is feeble compared with the Beatles’ tour of the USA in 1965 (twenty-five cities in thirty days), but they were much younger than we are (and probably flew first class). One […]

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Travel warnings raised as Bali volcano erupts

A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has coughed up a huge cloud of smoke high into the skies, disrupting air traffic and leaving thousands stranded at the airport Indonesia has raised its Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) to red, its highest warning, saying the cloud of ash could reach more than 6,000 […]

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McDonald’s plans to tear down museum next month

The McDonald’s museum in Des Plaines, Ill., a replica of Ray Kroc’s first restaurant, is slated to be torn down next month, the world’s largest burger chain said Monday. Kroc, considered by the company to be the founder of the modern chain, built his first restaurant in 1955 after franchising the brand from the original […]

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Posted in Travel, Cuisine, & Miscellaneous, USA

Jewish Tourists in Southeast Asia

By Oliver B. Pollak ‘Fellow Travelers’ used to have an awkward anti-communist McCarthyean ring; no longer. Now FT’s are strangers you meet on tours, who travel and dine with you; companions of convenience, from which camaraderie may develop. The New York Times supplements newspaper revenues by sponsoring tours accompanied by reporters to familiar, remote and […]

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Health educator addresses CBI Men’s Club Dec. 20

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) Bridget Wright, MPH will be the guest speaker at the Beth Israel Men’s Club  Dinner Forum at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 20.  She will discuss “Nutrition for Healthy Aging.”  This will be an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn about good eating habits and how  diet affects health. Wright has a […]

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Posted in San Diego Calendar, Science, Medicine, Education, Travel, Cuisine, & Miscellaneous

Joshua Tree invokes a biblical horror

  By Donald H. Harrison JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, California – The story is told on this national park’s website that Mormon travelers gave the Joshua Tree its name: “Legend has it that these pioneers named the tree after the biblical figure, Joshua, seeing the limbs of the tree as outstretched in supplication, guiding the […]

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Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, Jewish Religion, Travel, Cuisine, & Miscellaneous, USA

Supreme Court agrees to hear antiabortion challenge to California disclosure law for pregnancy centers

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear an antiabortion group’s challenge to a California law that requires “crisis pregnancy centers” to notify patients that the state offers subsidies for contraception and abortion. The challengers say the disclosure law violates the 1st Amendment because it forces the faith-based pregnancy centers to send a message […]

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MASA expects to send 13,000 to Israel this school year

NEW YORK (Press Release) – Masa Israel Journey, the global leader in long-term international career development and leadership experiences in Israel for young adults from around the world, has hit record numbers for participation in school year 2017-18. Some 13,000 young people between the ages of 18 and 30 are anticipated to participate in Masa […]

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Posted in Middle East, Science, Medicine, Education, Travel, Cuisine, & Miscellaneous, USA

Fluttering Eyelids: A discussion with Tim West

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — “And God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.” (Gen 1:27 JPS Tanakh) And then there are those who don’t quite fit the mold…. I recently sat down with Tim West, the Cygnet Theatre’s Director of Community […]

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Posted in Theatre, Film & Broadcast, Travel, Cuisine, & Miscellaneous

Guy Makes Hilarious Commercial to Sell His Girlfriend’s Used Car–and Bidding Soars

Max Lanman knew that a description on Craigslist would not do his girlfriend’s 1996 Honda Accord justice. So instead of making a boring ol’ internet ad, he filmed his own car commercial for the automobile – and it is hilarious. The cheeky minute-long video is shot in almost the exact same style as typical modern […]

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Posted in Theatre, Film & Broadcast, Travel, Cuisine, & Miscellaneous, USA

Journalism matters, science concludes

The president may be fond of complaining about “fake” news, but the truth is that journalism drives the national conversation, and science has proven it. A new study published Thursday in the journal Science demonstrates that even small news outlets can have a substantial impact on the issues Americans talk about and when they talk […]

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Posted in Travel, Cuisine, & Miscellaneous, USA

New Trader Joe’s Snack Could Reduce Peanut Allergies

Trader Joe’s is now selling Bamba, an Israeli snack that is long overdue for a triumphant entrance into the mainstream U.S. market. Bamba is “crunchy, airy, peanutty and highly craveable—kind of like a cheese puff without the cheese,” Trader Joe’s said in its announcement in late October. The snack is made with just four ingredients, […]

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Posted in Middle East, Travel, Cuisine, & Miscellaneous, USA

Carnival Cruise Line inks deal with Shell to fuel new LNG-powered ships coming in 2020, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Carnival Cruise Line said Wednesday it has signed an agreement with a Shell subsidiary to provide fuel for two new ships it says will be the first fully LNG-powered ships in North America. The new 180,000-ton ships — slated for debuts in 2020 and 2022 — are being built with a next-generation “green […]

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Not about sex, it’s about power

By Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D. LA JOLLA, California — In 1992, the City of San Diego Organization Effectiveness Program hired me as a sexual harassment consultant. I worked there for three years, leading workshops, training staff, creating videos, and writing manuals. The following is an account of a workshop on Sex and Power: The participants included the […]

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