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Yiddish version of ‘O Canada’ set for debut

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — Think about it. The Canadian national anthem “O Canada” has been sung in a variety of non-English iterations, from French to Spanish. One source in Canada cites a total of 17 translations of the anthem, but with one exception: Yiddish. But all that is set to change this year in […]

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Cli-fi, quidditch, latte art among new words

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — When the Oxford Dictionaries in Britain made a list of new words it was accepting into its chambers for 2017, J.K. Rowling’s ”Harry Potter” novels had its “quidditch term accepted, along with “latte art,” “floordrobe,” “snoozefest” and ”cli-fi.” Words matter, and the editors of this British dictionary in London […]

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6- year- old offers ideas to save the planet

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY,  Taiwan — When Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood tweets, the world listens. And when the 76-year-old writer chanced upon a short YouTube video of a 6-year-old girl in Australia named “Ruby, the Climate Kid,” talking about how she admires environmental activists like David Suzuki, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Sir David Attenborough […]

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In time of future disaster, there still will be humor

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, TAIWAN –Aaron Thier is a 30-something writer born and bred in western Massachusetts, and his latest novel Mr. Eternity has just been published by Bloomsbury in New York. The time-travelling novel is both a comic novel and very serious novel at the same time, and it has been characterized already by readers as literary […]

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Down Under author produces a cli-fi novel

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan –If there’s one continent on Earth where the twin impacts of global warming and climate change are very much on the minds of the people who live there, it’s Australia. It’s doesn’t help that the Australian government is lagging behind on legislating progressive climate change policies, but there’s something about […]

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Israeli author imagines world 300 years from now

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — Don’t tell me there’s no sci-fi in Israel because there is, and Moran Chaimovitz, a 30 year old writer in Tel Aviv, has just published a novel in English to prove it. It’s called Human Again and the 150-page debut novel is set in Israel some 300 years in […]

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Are you a clifihead?

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan —  If you grew up in the 1970s (or later) and were a die-hard ”Grateful Dead” rock band fan, you probably remember how fans often called themselves “Deadheads” in the ensuing decades, and still do today. The nickname arose when a large number of fans began travelling to see […]

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SDJW thanks its March 2016 contributors

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Jewish World expresses its appreciation to the byliners and staff photographers whose works appeared in March 2016 editions. They included: David Amos Eitan Arom Judy Lash Balint Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Amber Bartlett Jeremy Ben-Ami Boaz Bismuth Ronnie Blair Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Jack Forman […]

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Artist Schnaiberg focuses art on climate change

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — For Lee Schnaiberg in Montreal, global warming is no laughing matter, although the Canadian artist has a good sense of humor and the odd Yiddish phrase to make a point. I chatted with him the other day via email when he had just returned home from  from his […]

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Jewish and Puerto Rican, she’s writing a cli-fi novel

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — Michelle Fernandez is the twentysomething daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and a Jewish father, and while in college  in upstate New York she minored in Jewish studies to learn more about her dad’s heritage. She’s also very concerned about climate change issues, and as a Millennial with strong […]

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SDJW thanks its February 2016 contributors

SAN DIEGO — This publication would like to thank and express appreciation to the writers and photographers whose works appeared during February 2016 in San Diego Jewish World.  They include: Judy Lash Balint Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Boaz Bismuth Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravtts Jack Forman Donald H. Harrison […]

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Writer describes waking up to Taiwan quake

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — I was sleeping peacefully in a nightly dreamscape on the fifth floor of very solidly built apartment building with 20 units on 8 floors when suddenly all hell broke loose! I was thrown out of bed.  The kitchen light was on so I could see the inside tree swaying […]

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SDJW thanks 43 whose works appeared in January

SAN DIEGO (SDJW) — San Diego Jewish World expresses its appreciation to the 43 writers and photographers whose works appeared during January 2016.  These individuals included: David Amos Eitan Arom Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Amber Bartlett Ronnie Blair Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Judy Friedel Michael Freund Donald H. Harrison Natasha […]

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No ‘silver bullet’ exists for fixing climate change

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — On my Internet rounds the other day, quite by chance, I met up online with a Berkeley novelist and social activist named Steve Masover, whose debut novel titled Consequence was published last fall.  In a recent email interview, Masover was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about literature, […]

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