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Jewish celebrities shine at Comic-Con

​Story and photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO — Once again Comic-Con has come and gone and with it came oodles of new information and stars galore. While it’s a stereotype about the prominence of Jews in Hollywood, the fact of the matter is that a larger than normal percentage of people on the […]

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Former IDF clerk finds identity in cartooning

Story by Donald H. Harrison; photo by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO – Miriam Libicki, whose graphic memoir about life as a clerk in the Israel Defense Forces was on sale at the annual Comic-Con Convention, has been plunging into issues of personal identity:  hers and those of Russian-born friends. She grew up in Ohio […]

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United Way removes barriers so kids can read

  Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO – Rabbi Laurie Coskey takes it as an article of her civic faith that “until third grade children learn to read, and after third grade they read to learn.”  If a child doesn’t read by the end of third grade, the rabbi […]

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Jewish daughter atones by creating a comic book

Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO – Trina Robbins is known in the comic book industry as the first female artist to draw Wonder Woman, back in 1986 for D.C. Comics.  She went on to become a mentor for other women comic book artists, and that was apparent on […]

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Know who Jacob W. Davis was? He invented Levi’s

Editor’s Note:  Editor Donald H. Harrison and his grandson Shor recently completed a 2,000 mile journey through California and Nevada, collecting and photographing Jewish stories along the way.  This article is the fifth in a series generated during that trip. Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Shor M. Masori RENO, Nevada —  Instead of […]

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Rare, historic garments preserved by Levi Strauss & Co.

Editor’s Note:  Editor Donald H. Harrison and his grandson Shor recently completed a 2,000 mile journey through California and Nevada, collecting and photographing Jewish stories along the way.  This article is the fourth in a series generated during that trip. Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori SAN FRANCISCO – In the […]

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Torah, Jewish history prompt B’nai Israel of Sacramento to offer itself as a sanctuary for undocumented persons

Editor’s Note:  Editor Donald H. Harrison and his grandson Shor recently completed a 2,000 mile journey through California and Nevada, collecting and photographing Jewish stories along the way.  This article is the third in a series generated during that trip. Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori SACRAMENTO  — Congregation B’nai Israel, […]

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Dalai Lama calls for the teaching of compassion

Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Shor M. Masori LA JOLLA, California – Ken Stone, a Jewish community member who serves as a contributing editor to the Times of San Diego, figures he did two things right before covering the visit Friday of the Dalai Lama to UC San Diego. First, he got a […]

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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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High school photogs have a field day

By Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO — High school photographers from throughout San Diego convened recently at San Diego City College where they practiced lighting techniques, working with models, developing photos the old-fashioned way in the dark room, and finding beauty in small objects.  Being a student at Patrick Henry High School, I was privileged […]

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Photos tell of Chanukah’s approach in San Diego

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — With the first night of Chanukah approaching this Dec. 24th, memories of past San Diego Chanukahs are being revived. For example, in Old Town San Diego Historic State Park–where the City of San Diego began–the Robinson-Rose house displays in its window a hannukiah and a Star of David, […]

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Some insights into Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei

Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photo by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO – There are four factoids about Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that discreet Iranians never talk about, certainly not in public, according to Oded Brosh, a former analyst in Israel’s prime minister’s office who now is serving as a visiting professor at San Diego […]

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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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‘For the Love of Spock’ proves well-named at preview

Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori LA JOLLA, California – A special preview of the documentary For the Love of Spock at the Lawrence Family JCC proved to be a nostalgic occasion Wednesday evening, Sept. 21, both on screen and for members of the packed audience.  The film’s  producer Adam Nimoy […]

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