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Who will tell their stories? “We will!” students answer

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – One of the nightmarish questions we Jews ask ourselves is “After all the Holocaust survivors have passed on, who will tell their stories?” Following a Havdalah service on Saturday night at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, a group of pre-teens and teens affirmed in unison: “When they are gone, we […]

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Poor editing undercuts Israeli cuisine film

In Search of Israeli Cuisine, a film by Roger Sherman, Menemsha Films, 2016; opening April 21 at Landmark’s Ken Cinema, 4061 Adams Ave, San Diego. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Good reporting can be sabotaged by haphazard editing, and that, sadly, is what happened to this film in which host Michael Solomonov, owner of […]

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A memoir of travel, encounters with the famous

As I Remember It by Cynthia Citron, © 2017 Xlibris; ISBN 9780152-4571627. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Given that Nancy and I are mentioned in Cynthia Citron’s book, I feel a bit embarrassed recommending it to you. But the fact is, Cynthia also writes in her memoir about important people with whom she […]

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San Diego’s unofficial canine ambassador recovering

By Donald H. Harrison Photos courtesy of Karen Beth Pearlman   SAN DIEGO – One might describe Chloe, an 8-year-old cocker spaniel, as San Diego County’s unofficial canine ambassador. For years, her owner, Karen Beth Pearlman, has been posting Facebook photographs of Chloe visiting various San Diego County venues, from the beach, to the valleys, […]

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A young author profiles his grandmother

Finding Maria: A young man’s search for his grandmother, and himself by Peter Szabo; © 2016;; ChickadeePrince; ISBN 9780991-327447; 138 pages; $11.99. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Late in his grandmother Maria’s life, Peter Szabo came to realize that as a cultured woman who had survived the Holocaust in Hungary and had withstood […]

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Doc film examines 4 isolated small town shuls

There Are Jews Here, a film by Brad Lichtenstein, 371 Productions. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –This 90-minute documentary explores four small town shuls fighting to remain open at their respective homes in Latrobe, Pennsylvania; Butte, Montana; Laredo, Texas; and Dothan, Alabama. Temple Emanu-El in Dothan seems to have the brightest future thanks largely […]

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Mah zeh? Why its matzoh, of course!

Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO – Normally museums and their fund raisers like to see the “dough” rise, but this was not the case Sunday at the San Diego History Center. Visitors to the Jewish exhibit at the San Diego History Center on Sunday learned the trick of making matzoh […]

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Jana, YAAANA, and preserving Yiddishkeit

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Erev Shabbat prayers, a vegetarian dinner, a ribbon cutting, and a klezmer jam session helped to inaugurate the Yiddish Arts and Academic Association of North America (YAAANA) on Friday night at a clubhouse in the Costa Verde Village.  About 30 people ranging from young adults to seniors attended […]

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Gravitating to the familiar at the Fleet

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –While I gravitated on Wednesday, April 5, to an exhibit featuring the image of Albert Einstein and another portraying the cells that I imagine Jonas Salk grappled with while developing the vaccine against polio, my grandchildren—Sky, 10, Brian, 8, and Sara, 6 – were transfixed by a room filled […]

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‘Baseball Shabbat’ anticipates MLB’s 2017 season

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – In anticipation of opening day of the 2017 Major League Baseball season, congregants of Tifereth Israel Synagogue themed their Kabbalat Shabbat services on Friday night, March 31, around the American pastime.  Traditional Shabbat evening prayers were mixed with meditations on baseball; a baseball trivia quiz took the place […]

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Ideas abound in playwright Tiger’s world

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – When San Diego playwright Janet S. Tiger was a grade-schooler, her mother Pauline Schechter used to take her on buses, trains and subways from Bell Harbor, Long Island, into Manhattan for sightseeing.  The rides were long and arduous and to young Janet’s way of thinking, “boring.”  But her […]

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Book stamps through World War II history

Fleeing From The Fuhrer: A Postal History of Refugees From the Nazis by Charmian Brinson and William Kaczynski; The History Press; © 2011; 191 pages including index; ISBN 9780752-461953; 17.99 British currency. By Donald H. Harrison   SAN DIEGO – I must acknowledge cousins Herb and Susie Rheingruber’s kind gift of this book to me; […]

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Vandals break branch of SDSU Chabad menorah

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – A branch of a large, free-standing menorah in front of the Chabad House at San Diego State University was torn off early Friday morning by young men–probably students– who were using the religious symbol to do pull-ups, according to Chabad Rabbi Chalom Boudjnah and two witnesses. The rabbi said […]

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Man arrested for attempting to burn Tifereth Israel

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The parent of a preschooler saw a man on Monday, March 20, attempt to set fire to a mezuzah near the entrance of Tifereth Israel Synagogue.The man could not enter the synagogue because of security locks.  The parent reported the intruder to the synagogue staff, who called police. […]

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