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SDJW editor tells new press release policy

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO–“How come you didn’t run our press release?” Every editor has heard the question. But not every editor answers. Although we have more than 50 regular writers, we have only one person–me–who is editing San Diego Jewish World and posting the stories. All of us are volunteers. In that I […]

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San Diego Jewish World authors: Donald H. Harrison

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Editor’s Note: San Diego Jewish World is fortunate to have among its contributors the authors of many books. To acquaint you with them, and their literary output, we will from time to time offer articles by the authors telling of their works.  This article is by Donald H. Harrison, who is the editor of this publication.  […]

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Episodic Holocaust memoir is a page turner

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With G-d At My Side: A Child’s Story of Survival by Menachem Taiblum (with Cyndie Meyer), CreateSpace © 2014; ISBN 978-150-586-2270; 150 pages. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Cantor Menachem Taiblum of Portland, Oregon, recalls his boyhood running from the Nazis in this episodic memoir, which, with the help of writer Cyndie Meyer, […]

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Norman Manson, Sept. 11, 1928 – March 31, 2015

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—The eulogy delivered by Rabbi Philip Graubart about Norman Manson, including the fact that the 86-year-old former writer and San Diego Union-Tribune copy editor was being buried on Friday, April 3, the day of Erev Pesach, most likely would have prompted Manson to ask many searching questions. Graubart, spiritual leader of Congregation […]

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Book Review: ‘The Patriot Threat’

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The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry, © 2015 Minotaur Books, MacMillan Co., ISBN 878-250-05623-8. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Here’s a bit of intrigue.  Why does the dollar bill have on its reverse side thirteen stars forming a Magen David?  And what does the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution mean when it […]

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Children’s book introduces the Jewish holidays

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Here is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays by Leslea Newman and illustrated by Susan Gal; Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014, with reinforced binding, ISBN 978-141-971-1855; $18.95 By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — This richly illustrated book, intended to familiarize young Jewish children with the annual cycle of holidays, tells in verse […]

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Biography traces parents’ survivals during WWII

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An Improbable Journey: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II by Susan Schenkel, Ph.D; ISBN 978-0-9894377-2-1, 183 pages, $12.95 By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – After her mother’s death, author Susan Schenkel decided to research the lives that her parents, by then both deceased, had led during World War II […]

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U.S. rhetoric warms toward Iran, chills toward Israel

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By Donald H. Harrison The death of the mother of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, the onset of the Iranian New Year, and the approaching deadline for the conclusion of the P5+1 negotiations over Iran’s nucelar aspirations, have prompted President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the State Department to issue several expressions of […]

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U.S. admonishes Israel over rhetoric

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By Donald H. Harrison The White House and the U.S. State Department on Wednesday, March 18, both voiced their displeasure with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party’s  call to Jewish Israelis on Israel’s election day, March 17, to counter that country’s Arab vote, and additionally with Netanyahu’s pre-election announcement that he no longer supported creation of an […]

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Book Review: ‘The Witch of Painted Sorrows’

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The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose; Atria Books © 2015; 978-1-4767-7806-8, 366 pages, $25. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—Sandrine grew up in the lap of American luxury.  Her American mother and French-born father owned several East Coast homes.  Her father frequently took her to museums, concerts, and art exhibits. However by the […]

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UCSD offers public access to Shoah archive

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—Some 20 years ago, Brian Schottlaender was serving as an associate librarian for collection services at UCLA, when Doug Greenberg invited him to visit a movie studio lot in Burbank. Greenberg took him to the trailers which then were housing the interviews that volunteers had videotaped with survivors of the […]

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Letters: A prayer for Rochel

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Editor, San Diego Jewish World It is with deep pain that I pen this letter to you today. Earlier this week, we were horrified to hear that my brother’s 4 year old daughter, who lives in Orange County, has been diagnosed with cancer. Our family is overwhelmed grappling with such news. Tests have been conducted and […]

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Letters: About that big van

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Anti-Israel Van Driving Around San Diego Editor, San Diego Jewish World I stopped to do some shopping at the NorthPark Market – that’s it’s name, it isn’t in North Park– and I saw this truck pull in and park.  Looks like it’s sponsored by some faux Jewish group called Jewish Voice for Peace – e-mail   www.jvp-sandiego.org  […]

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Q&A for those considering a transplant

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Bonnie and Raymond Schwartz are an unusual couple, although probably not unique in this regard: One is a transplant donor, the other is a transplant recipient, and their benefactor and beneficiary were not each other. Today, the couple often lectures about the emotions, the procedures, and the “how […]

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