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Sex with the powerful: A story of a D.C. intern

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin; Algonquin Books of Chapel Hills; (c) 2017; ISBN pending; 307 pages; tentative price $26.95. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Two young Jewish interns, Monica Lewinsky and Chandra Levy, z”l, as written about in the Washington D.C. media became caricatures of themselves. Lewinsky was the intern whose spotted […]

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Ivanka: A fitting successor to Queen Esther?

By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel CHULA VISTA, California — Someone in my synagogue asked me an interesting question about Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner: What kind of Halakhic dispensation was given to them to drive on the Sabbath to the Inauguration of the President? The same question came up recently when the Trump entourage […]

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Adversaries throw dubious charges against Israel, hoping something perhaps will stick

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM –We live well despite the nonsense the comes from those who think of themselves as the worthies of the world, as well as our neighbors, and occasional waves of violence. It’s the Jewish condition, carried over along with the strength of Israel and its capacity to protect us from the worst […]

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‘Paris Can Wait’ updates class ‘A Man and A Woman’

By Cynthia Citron LOS ANGELES — Things were a lot softer in 1966.  If you were old enough to go to movies in those relatively tranquil days, you will undoubtedly remember with a smile Claude Lelouch’s beautiful romantic film A Man and A Woman. It was a simple tale of a widow (Anouk Aimee) and […]

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Trump’s flying visit to Israel

By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM — The speeches that President Trump made during his 26-hour visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem were sufficiently enigmatic to be open to all possible interpretations, especially if you concentrate on what he did not say, which was plenty – including no mention of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv […]

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‘Just kidding:’ Talmudic doctrine could help Trump properties

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK –Jared Kushner recently bounded happily into the Oval Office to share a plan he’d developed that he believed would protect Trump holdings from competition. He cited a controversy in Brooklyn, New York, involving two kosher pizza restaurants. The owner of the older, established restaurant contended that by moving across […]

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Six stages of reaction to bad medical news

Receiving an upsetting diagnosis and the six sequential reactions that follow By Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D. LA JOLLA, California — Recently I noticed that things were getting a bit blurry, so I went to the Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego to have it checked out. Guess what? Dr. William Freeman, Director of the Jacobs Retina Center, […]

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A tour of Jerusalem’s future

By Yoni Peres JERUSALEM — We are now celebrating 50 years for the “reunion” of west and east Jerusalem. In 1967, in response to the threast of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Israel commenced the Six Day War. Jordan and Syria joined Egypt and as a result, Israel conquered Sinai from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, and the […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: The Kotel

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — President Trump arrived in Israel today and visited the Western Wall. Controversy has swirled around this visit, as Trump was not accompanied by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visited the Wall. American diplomat David Berns had said to Israeli officials inquiring about the possibility of Bibi joining […]

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Money Maven: No escape from paying taxes

By Sheryl Rowling SAN DIEGO — Q: Do I have to pay my taxes throughout the year? Can I just pay on April 15th? A: Unfortunately, the IRS requires you to pay your taxes throughout the year. If you wait until April 15th, you might get hit with penalties. In order to avoid penalties, you […]

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Israelis have mixed feelings about Trump visit

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM –Some 40 years ago, I published a book entitled The United States: A Study of A Developing Country. The idea came from my home town. Fall River, Massachusetts, where 30 percent of my age group did not finish high school, and the average adult had 8 years of schooling. The idea […]

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Many sights at S.D.’s Israel Festival

Photo essay by Donald H. Harrison                       * Harrison is editor of San Diego Jewish World.  He may be contacted via [email protected]  

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Whoop and Howl at ‘The Old Man and the Old Moon’

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — The Pigpen Theatre Co. has come to the Old Globe with their epic sea shanty, The Old Man and the Old Moon. They hoisted the sails with some bluegrass, complete with a banjo, fiddle, accordion and an electric bass, setting our toes tapping, hands clapping and faces grinning […]

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Money Maven: Paying for your child’s college

By Sheryl Rowling SAN DIEGO —  Q: My daughter is starting college. She doesn’t have much of a college fund. How do we pay the bills? A: There are several ways to pay for your children’s college expenses. Your basic choices are: 1-Pay the costs out of your own savings and investments. 2-Encourage grandparents (and other […]

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