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SDPD’s Chief Zimmerman and de- escalating conflicts

By Gary Rotto SAN DIEGO — It’s been almost two weeks since the fatal shooting of a mentally unstable black man in El Cajon.  This shooting in particular bothered me because I always felt that we were different in San Diego County.  I worked for the San Diego City Council when the SDPD instituted the […]

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Trump and the white power movement

SAN DIEGO — The other day, a post from CNN appeared on my Facebook feed. CNN was asking what question I would like to ask of the candidates at the Town Hall Forum on Sunday night. I certainly have one that is not about the Hollywood Access tour bus. And I have the answer that I […]

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Columnist provides Mideast Policy 101 short course

By Gary Rotto SAN DIEGO — When listening to Bret Stephens, you wonder why US foreign policy is so complicated?  The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist laid out a succinct set of foreign policy goals to the 1100 participants in the Jewish Federation of San Diego’s Men’s Event. Under a perfect evening suitable for a leisurely […]

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Posted in Middle East, Rotto_Gary, USA

Tuesday was her first chance to vote

By Gary Rotto SAN DIEGO — Election Day.  For me, it’s like Hanukah or Christmas in June. It’s a day of anticipation and excitement. It’s a day to celebrate. This Primary Day was one of added anticipation as my daughter was eligible to vote for the first time. Even before she turned 18 last Fall, she […]

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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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Cerullo’s ‘theme park’ will target Jews for conversion

By Gary Rotto SAN DIEGO — Imagine a resort for evangelicals.  Imagine a theme park like setting encompassing 18 acres a Jewish World Outreach Pavilion, attractions named Wings over Israel, March of Prophecy, and Walk Through the Bible, along with “the Wailing Wall and Plaza” and a training center for evangelist outreach to Jews. This is […]

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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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An Israeli general and an American audience

By Gary Rotto SAN DIEGO — Benny Gantz is an Israeli general.  When you look at him and you listen to him you have the same reaction.  There’s a certain confidence, a polite swagger as he establishes himself behind the podium as the keynote speaker at the Federation Men’s event.  There’s that baritone voice with enough […]

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Federation Men’s Event helped build Jewish leaders

By Gary Rotto SAN DIEGO — I haven’t attended the Federation Men’s Event in a few years.  I’m certainly supportive of Federation and not opposed to the event.  It’s just that it wasn’t high on my list of priorities. But, I was sitting in our congregational board meeting and listening to Rabbi Yael Ridberg report on […]

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SDJW thanks its July 2015 contributors

SAN DIEGO (SDJW) – During the month of July, 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 publicly express our appreciation. To access works by these contributors on San Diego Jewish World, type or copy their name […]

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U.S. should take down all Confederate symbols

By Gary Rotto SAN DIEGO — Since the murders at Emanuel AME church a few weeks ago, I’ve struggled looking for the right words to express my feelings on the so called “Southern Culture” as symbolized by the Confederate flag.  It is amazing to me that we tolerate the rewriting of history as a way to […]

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A return to the birthplace of his Jewish activism

By Gary Rotto SAN DIEGO –I have the Wiz Khalifa/Charlie Puth song, “See You Again” playing in my head today. It’s been a long day without you my friend / And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again / We’ve come a long way from where we began / Oh I’ll […]

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SDJW thanks June, early July contributors

SAN DIEGO (SDJW)—San Diego Jewish World acknowledges and thanks those writers whose bylines and photo credit lines appeared during the month of June and the first few days of July on its website.  They included: David Amos Stephen Hazan Arnoff Laurie Baron David Bedein Edwin Black Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Garry Fabian Donald […]

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Choosing a secular rather than a religious school

By Gary Rotto SAN DIEGO — Just about four years ago, we had to make a very difficult decision. My daughter had attended the San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) for nine years – from kindergarten through eighth grade, to the cusp of high school. But we needed to make a decision on where she would […]

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