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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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How a Jewish guide book of Morocco came to be

  By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — As the motto of this website intones, “there’s a Jewish story everywhere,” and I found a good one in Morocco. It’s about a Moroccan Jew named Raphael Elmaleh and a Scottish expat living in Morocco named George Ricketts. They two men teamed up to write a guide […]

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Posted in Bloom_Dan, International, Middle East, Travel, Cuisine, & Miscellaneous

SDJW thanks its December 2015 writers

San Diego Jewish World thanks and acknowledges the wonderful contributions of the following writers whose works appeared on our pages in December, 2015: Stephen Baird Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Michal Beruven Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Richard L. Cravatts Jonathan Greenblatt Toby Klein Greenwald Ryan M. Greiss Donald H. Harrison Natasha Josefowitz Rabbi Ben Kamin Morton […]

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Meet the man behind ‘Mensch on a Bench’

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — ​For a creative and innovative Jewish man from the Boston area, Hannukah was always a great holiday — but​ with just one thing missing. That thing turned out to be “The Mensch on a Bench” and he created it. Meet Neal Hoffman, ​the 30-something interfaith dreamer with a […]

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Young adult cli-fi book hopes to shape values

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — With the Paris climate talks concluded, and with most climate commentators agreeing that the COP21 ”agreement” still needs some fine-tuning and follow-up, things are looking good for the future of humanity. For Sarah Newman, a 50-something Jewish writer in Cincinnati, this is is also a time to start […]

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SDJW thanks its November writers

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Jewish World thanks and would like to acknowledge those writers whose works appeared on this news publication during the month of November.  They were: David Amos Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Jeremy Ben-Ami Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Dane Chapin Tamara Isaacs Ciocci Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Steve Diamond Joe […]

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He does the talking; she dominates the discussion

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — Peter Gould has lived in Vermont for over 45 years and his new novel Marly is about Vermonters, climate issues and wind turbines, among other things. Growing up Jewish, Gould — who calls himself a “non-observant Goddess-worshipping American Jew — said it was his parents who were “intellectual, […]

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Non- English language novels find U.S. challenging

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan –When it comes to translating science fiction novels from France, Japan or other non-English speaking nations, the U.S. publishing industry has a rather dismal track record. Yes, Tor Books published in 2014 a popular sci-fi novel from communist China by Cixin Liu, titled The Three-Body Problem and not only did […]

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Never Again: Holocaust news for November 7, 2015

After the Survivors perish, who will tell their stories? By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan–Some time in the near future, the last known Holocaust survivor will pass away, and there will be no more people to tell the first-hand story of what happened in those dark days in Europe. When I asked two people recently […]

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