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Chef Tanis to discuss cuisine Nov. 6 at LFJCC

LA JOLLA, California (Press Release) – The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture will be hosting, An Evening with David Tanis – Monday, November 6 at 7pm. Join David Tanis, whose career includes nearly 25 years as chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, as he demonstrates that fabulous food does not have to be […]

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Is Your Home Equity At Risk?

By Sheryl Rowling SAN DIEGO –In the wake of the Equifax breach, many of you are now hearing ads about the danger of home equity fraud. The ads claim that cyber thieves can search public records to determine how much equity is in your home, forge a couple of papers, tap into your home equity […]

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Why gender bias still exists

By Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D. LA JOLLA, California — Some recent headlines caught my eye: “Putting women on pedestals” (New York Times, September 4, 2017): Of the 925 public statues in Britain, only 25 are status of historical women who are not royalty. To be made into a statue, a woman had to be a naked […]

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Dessert hummus spreads win ‘Shark Tank’ investment

By TOI staff A US company that offers sweet hummus spreads enjoyed a successful stint on ABC’s “Shark Tank” this week, with Jewish billionaire Mark Cuban agreeing to invest $600,000 in the venture. “Shark Tank” sees entrepeneurs pitch their business schemes to a panel of investors, who must choose whether to invest in the projects, […]

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Telling the stories of Israel and Jews through philately

  By Donald H. Harrison EL CAJON, California – We can thank a Sunday school teacher in Buffalo, New York, for the fact that Donald Chafetz of El Cajon is one of the best-known authorities in the United States on stamps and postal covers of Israel and environs. Chafetz, editor of The Israel Philatelist, an […]

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Israeli winery offers solace in the face of tragedy

As yet another natural disaster takes its toll in America, Israeli wineries are reaching out to offer solace and support. “I would like to express my deepest condolences to those affected by the wildfires that have ravaged the historical wine region of California, a region close to my heart, which is currently reeling in devastation,” […]

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Camp Newman fire can’t destroy memories

  By Landon Breite SAN DIEGO — I always wondered what it was like to lose a home. Now I do. Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, California,  was a place that I, as well as many others, called their home. On October 9th we got the terrible news that the camp had burned down. All […]

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

Airline Sorry After Family Faces Bed Bug Bites

Imagine being stuck on a nine-hour transatlantic flight while being aggressively bit by bed bugs. If that’s not enough to make you squirm, a detailed first-person account from the family who faced the situation might just do it. The bugs were “pouring out of the back of the TV on the seat,” Heather Szilagyi, who […]

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Drunk Passenger Urinates On United Flight, Airline Forces Neighbor To Sit In Soaked Seat: Lawsuit

United Airlines is being sued by a man who claims his drunk seatmate urinated during the flight — and that the carrier made him sit in the soaked seat for the remainder of the trip, according to a lawsuit filed in a New Jersey court Wednesday. Daniel Card was flying from Los Angeles International Airport […]

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Girl, 8, got on ‘tippy toes’ to peer over cruise ship railing, then fell to her death

MIAMI — A family cruise to paradise turned into a nightmare on Saturday, when an 8-year-old tumbled over the inner railings of a ship and fell to her death. Carnival spokeswoman Jennifer De La Cruz said it isn’t yet clear if there’s security footage capturing the accident, and Miami-Dade police, the lead agency, had no […]

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What Happened On Friday The 13th To Make It ‘Unlucky’?

Friday the 13th has for centuries been associated with bad luck. Many people believe that this day is cursed and in an almost Halloween-like atmosphere, tell spooky tales about misfortunes that have taken place on this day. But what is the real Friday the 13th? The events that took place on Friday Oct. 13, 1307 […]

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Dove Ad Killed Amid Complaints of Racism

Beauty brand Dove has been forced to apologize after releasing an ad that shows a black woman turning into a white woman in a move that has been deemed racist by consumers. Dove, which is owned by Unilever, pulled its ad—showing a woman turn from black to white after using Dove products—from Facebook following the […]

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The Dodge Star and Jewish history

  By Jerry Klinger Roseburg, Oregon, is a city that logging money built. Far from the main urban center of Portland, rich with money and poor on cultural resources, Roseburg’s 19th and 20th century patricians deployed their monies to create a cultural oasis of music, theater, education and social optimism in the remoteness. Today, Roseburg […]

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Adelson loses bid to sue Jewish Dems over prostitution claims

WASHINGTON — Nevada’s Supreme Court dismissed a bid by Sheldon Adelson to sue Jewish Democrats who hyperlinked to an article alleging the casino magnate allowed prostitutes to work his casino in Macau. The hyperlink, in a National Jewish Democratic Council online petition during the 2012 presidential election, was to an Associated Press article covering a […]

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