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The paradox at the Israel- Jordan border

By Donald H. Harrison LA JOLLA, California – The paradox of the border between Israel and Jordan is that, on the one hand, the cold peace between the two countries has resulted in some laudable cooperative projects.  On the other hand, the political situation in the Middle East is such that too much attention given […]

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Eger: How to survive evil and restore emotional freedom

The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger; Scribner, 289 pages including index; $27. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – This book, no doubt, will be remembered as important for going beyond the realm of a  Holocaust memoir and becoming a Holocaust life lesson. For Eger, the retelling of her experiences at […]

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Jewish community day with the Padres

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The Jewish community day at Petco Park would have been better if the Padres had won instead of losing 4-1 to the Washington Nationals, but still there was much to enjoy: New hats with Padres inscribed in Hebrew and the Flag of Israel emblazoned above the bill; kosher […]

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Gospel choir and synagogue record double firsts

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — It was a double first Saturday night at Tifereth Israel Synagogue.  It was the first time that the Conservative Jewish congregation had ever hosted a gospel choir. And, it was the first time that the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir San Diego had ever performed in a synagogue […]

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‘Bashert’ explores love that transcends death

Bashert by Herb Freed; Bellrock Press © 2017; ISBN 9780998-533919; 325 pages; $14.95. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The incantation at many wedding ceremonies is “till death do us part,” but for those who are bashert – that is, predestined by a higher power for each other – death is but an arbitrary […]

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PHAME comes to San Diego school at last

I’m gonna live forever I’m gonna learn how to fly I’m gonna make it to heaven Baby, remember my name! — From “Fame” by Irena Cara By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –In 1980, Christopher Gore inspired performing arts teachers throughout the nation with his movie FAME, a drama about New York City high school […]

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