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Thoughts on Chagall’s ‘White Crucifixion’

By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel CHULA VISTA, California –This past Shabbat at Temple Beth Shalom we had a most remarkable discussion on the famous Russian painter, Marc Chagall, as we discussed his various paintings of Jesus’s crucifixion. A panel consisting of Dr. David Strom, Dr. Tzvi Sax, and myself explored the history of several of […]

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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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Historian traces religious diversity in the U.S.

One Nation Under Gods: A New American History, by Peter Manseau. Little, Brown and Company. 2015, 469pp By David Strom SAN DIEGO — At the founding of our nation over 20 percent of African slaves were Moslem.  Their number dwarfed the number of Catholics or Jews living in the colonies. The third president of the […]

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Posted in Books & Poetry, Strom_David, USA

Mixed-race descendant of Nazi murderer tells of life

My Grandfather Would have Shot Me, by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair. The Experiment, Pub. 2015, 221pp By David Strom SAN DIEGO — At the age of 38 Jennifer Teege was at the Hamburg central library. There she glanced at a book with a red cover and was drawn to it. From photographs in the book, […]

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A prize- winning author looks at dementia

The Theft of Memory by Jonathan Kozol;  Crown Publishers, New York, 2015, 302pp By David Strom SAN DIEGO–My oldest sister died at the age of ninety-three. She couldn’t recognize or communicate with her children or her two living brothers. Gertie, my sister, grew up in a home where singing and music were a joyful part […]

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A hearty thank you to SDJW’s August contributors

SAN DIEGO (SDJW) – During the month of August, San Diego Jewish World was privileged to publish works by the following writers and photographers.   We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you and to publicly express our appreciation. To access works by these contributors on San Diego Jewish World, type or copy their name into the […]

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SDJW thanks its May contributors

SAN DIEGO (SDJW)—San Diego Jewish World acknowledges and thanks those writers and photographers whose bylines appeared during the month of May on its website. They were: David Amos Laurie Baron Caren Besner Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Garry Fabian Abraham Foxman Donald H. Harrison Natasha Josefowitz Rabbi Ben Kamin Tony Klug Steve Kramer Lloyd […]

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New Haggadah published by Open Orthodox movement

The Lieberman Open Orthodox Haggadah, Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld. Gefen Publisher Jerusalem & New York, 2015. 178pp By David Strom SAN DIEGO —The Lieberman Open Orthodox Haggadah, by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld is a very welcome addition to the many different types of haggadahs that exists today. This is an Orthodox traditional haggadah, but with a twist. […]

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Posted in Jewish Religion, Strom_David

Judaism and mistaken gender identity

By David Strom SAN DIEGO–Forty Years in the Wilderness: My Journey to Authentic Living by Yiscah Smith is an amazing memoir of a woman trapped in a man’s body. For most of Yiscah’s life, she lived a lie. She lied to her parents and siblings; to her wife and children; to her friends and workmates; to […]

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Letter to Wedgewood triumph for subject, filmmaker

By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — I knew that he was an amazing klezmer musician, playwright, photographer, and historian, but what I did not know about Yale Strom was that he was also a filmmaker!  I don’t know how I could have missed this given that he sold his first film, At the Crosswords, to the Learning Channel […]

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‘Nazis Next Door’ tell of U.S. coverups

By David Strom SAN DIEGO — A few months before the surrender of Nazi Germany two unlikely associates were sitting and cordially drinking liquor together in Switzerland. One was Nazi General Karl Wolff the right hand to SS chief Heinrich Himmler and the other the top US spy in charge of gathering wartime intelligence on […]

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Book Review: ‘The Devil That Never Dies’

The Devil That Never Dies, by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen; New York: Little, Brown and Company, 201 By David Strom CHULA VISTA, California — Former professor Daniel Jonah Goldhagen of Harvard University wrote a stinging and, most likely, controversial book on the rise of global anti-Semitism. His extensive analysis of speeches, newspapers, radio stations, statements by […]

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Book Review: ‘Sasha and Emma’

Book: Sasha and Emma: The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman, by Paul Avrich and Karen Avrich. Harvard University Press, 490 pages, 2012. By David Strom CHULA VISTA, California — What is an anarchist? As we know, there are so many different types of Jews that it is safe to conclude that there […]

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Biography of Lou Dunst tells of his three lives

My Bargain with God: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Lou Dunst, by Ben Kamin. Sunbelt Publishing, Inc., El Cajon, California, 2014. By David Strom SAN DIEGO — San Diegan Lou Dunst has had at least three lives. Family love gave Lou the foundation and core of who he is today. Growing up as the youngest […]

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