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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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S.D. Jewish History an open book

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Can you imagine shrinking to a tiny size and being able to walk through the pages of an interactive book?  You stop on one page and you see photographs of Jewish pioneers, quotations from newspaper accounts about them, and perhaps a caption summarizing the high points of their […]

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San Diego Jewry exhibit opens at S.D. History Center

Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO — It was no accident that the “Celebrate San Diego! The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community” exhibition in Balboa Park’s San Diego History Center opened on Erev Purim. Curator Joellyn Zollman explained to an opening evening crowd on Saturday, March […]

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Columnist denounces Israel’s opponents, seeks to replace U.N. with Covenant of Democratic Nations

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Author and columnist Edwin Black is touring the United States, Australia, and other democracies to promote the creation of a Covenant of Democratic Nations to replace the United Nations, the latter of which he describes as being so heavily influenced by anti-democratic, authoritarian regimes as to have outlived […]

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Jewish community rallies against anti- Semitic attacks

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – In the wake of a fifth wave of bomb threat hoaxes against Jewish Community Centers throughout the nation, as well as the desecration of Jewish cemeteries in Missouri and Pennsylvania, the Jewish community is mobilizing its defenses. In New York, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called upon Jewish institutions […]

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Campaign rhetoric blamed for surge of anti-Semitism

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — “The tone of the Trump campaign, the appointment of Steve Bannon (as White House chief strategist), and the discussion of immigrants has provided a license for people to express their hatred in a way that is inappropriate,” Congressman Scott Peters (D-San Diego) charged Wednesday in a telephone interview […]

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Menorah dispute, JCC bomb scare roil community

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – A bomb scare delayed the opening of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, the same day local newspapers reported a dispute between the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot over the former’s request for permission to erect a menorah on the base […]

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It took a village to bring me back to health

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — I always figured if I ever developed a fondness for members of the Scripps family it would be because of their historic contributions to newspaper journalism, or perhaps to oceanography, but as it turned out I thank them for their philanthropic interest in health care. I was a […]

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Hundreds fete retiring Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Congregants, rabbis, representatives of Jewish agencies and organizations, staff, family, and friends feted Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal on Saturday evening, Feb. 4, to mark his retirement after 29 years service to Tifereth Israel Synagogue and the community. A catered dinner for several hundred in the Conservative congregation’s social hall […]

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SDJW editor’s heart surgery may delay publication

SAN DIEGO (SDJW)– Publication of San Diego Jewish World may be delayed or inconsistent in the coming weeks as Donald H. Harrison, who serves as co-publisher, editor, and webmaster, recuperates from open heart surgery. Harrison will undergo valve replacement and bypass surgery on Monday, Feb. 6, and is expected to convalesce at Scripps Memorial Hospital in […]

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LEGO exhibit like visiting several museums at once

Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Sky M. Masori SAN DIEGO – LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya has solved one of Balboa Park’s greatest problems: how to see as much as possible in an hour or so. With 18 museums of varying size and subject matter to tempt them, San Diegans know that it takes […]

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Temple Adat Shalom bans BDS groups

By Donald H. Harrison POWAY, California –Temple Adat Shalom has decided to prohibit three types of groups from utilizing its facilities.   They are groups that: *Endorse or promote anti-Semitism, other forms of bigotry, violence or other extremist views; *Actively seek to proselytize Jews away from Judaism; or, *Advocate for or endorse, undermining the legitimacy of […]

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Let’s all calm down about Chargers, Trump

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – On both the local and national levels, I feel that someone ought to speak up for keeping calm. Yes, the Chargers have moved to Los Angeles after 56 years in this market place. For so many loyal fans, it is sad, disappointing, but hardly the end of the world. Relax […]

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