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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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Posted in Middle East, San Diego County

The arts mean opportunity, former Klezmer musician Merryl Goldberg teaches at Cal State San Marcos

By Donald H. Harrison SAN MARCOS, California – Arts professor Merryl Goldberg of California State University at San Marcos declares that arts equal opportunity. She explains that the more that arts are incorporated into a child’s life, the better career prospects he or she will have as an adult. A former saxophonist with the Klezmer […]

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Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, International, Music and Visual Arts, San Diego County

Israel’s foreign relations improving, SWU gala told

    By Donald H Harrison SAN DIEGO – Amid growing indignation over aggressive Palestinian tactics at universities throughout the Diaspora, Dore Gold, former director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, provided a note of optimism at a StandWithUs banquet Saturday night attended by over 500 Israel supporters. Interviewed on stage by Waxie Sanitary Supply Chairman […]

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Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, International, Middle East, San Diego County, Science, Medicine, Education, USA

Music fans, fellow Jews lay George Fogelman to rest

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Fellow Jews and fellow musicians joined forces on Wednesday, Nov. 27, to pay last tribute to George Alan Fogelman, 72, who died of cancer on Nov. 22 while under hospice care, leaving his wife Gail, two children, three grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many friends. Rabbis Joshua Dorsch […]

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Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, Music and Visual Arts, San Diego County

Qualcomm heiress is a top contender for Congress

By Colleen O’Connor Times of San Diego SAN DIEGO — I have never met the woman. Never met her parent or her grandparents, her friends or enemies. Don’t live in the District. But, seriously, give the woman, Sara Jacobs, a fighting chance. A recent article in the San Diego Union-Tribune contains the opening salvo in […]

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Posted in San Diego County, USA

San Diego climate change efforts – less money?

San Diego has a well-deserved reputation for its consistently “Goldilocks” weather: It’s often just right, seldom too cold or too hot. Rainstorms come in quickly but rarely linger. The typical forecast when it’s not sunny all day? Overcast until 11 am, followed by sunshine in the afternoon. But that doesn’t mean climate change isn’t already […]

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Posted in San Diego County, The World We Share

Rabbi Michael Samuel injured by car while crossing street

CHULA VISTA, California (SDJW) — Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Shalom, was hospitalized Monday night after being struck by a car as he was crossing a street towards his Conservative synagogue.  According to Arlene LaGary, an active member of the congregation, the rabbi suffered two broken wrists and facial bruises. “When […]

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Posted in Samuel_Michael_Leo-Rabbi, San Diego County

Tapestry of learning set for January 6 at LFJCC

LA JOLLA, California (Press Release) –  The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture is committed to creating community through culture, arts and education.  In keeping with this mission, on January 6 at 7:00 p.m., the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center will host the 2nd Annual TAPESTRY:  A Community Celebration of Jewish Learning.  Last year the […]

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Posted in San Diego Calendar, Science, Medicine, Education

‘Anne Frank’ wins and breaks our hearts

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO–“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” –Anne Frank In 1942, after being denied visas to the United States, the Frank family went into hiding in the Secret Annex, a tight, dingy storage attic above the pickling factory that Otto […]

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Posted in Books & Poetry, Jewish History, San Diego County, Tauber_Eric_George, Theatre, Film & Broadcast

Health educator addresses CBI Men’s Club Dec. 20

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) Bridget Wright, MPH will be the guest speaker at the Beth Israel Men’s Club  Dinner Forum at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 20.  She will discuss “Nutrition for Healthy Aging.”  This will be an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn about good eating habits and how  diet affects health. Wright has a […]

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Posted in San Diego Calendar, Science, Medicine, Education, Travel, Cuisine, & Miscellaneous

Women’s self-defense seminar set for Dec. 3

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — A “Women-Only Seminar” in self-defense will be taught by Krav Maga expert Megan Cohen Berkman from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Miramar Martial Arts, 9460 Mira Mesa Blvd, Berkman is head instructor of KRAVolution, an organization that gives seminars around the world based on krav […]

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Posted in San Diego Calendar

Book’s 70 chapters provide picture of U.S. Jewish life

77 Miles of Jewish Stories; History, Anecdotes and Tales of Travel Along I-8 by Donald H. Harrison; Create Space, 2017, 338 pages including index, $19.95.   By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson SAN DIEGO — The 70 chapters of this book appeared originally as individual articles in various editions of  San Diego Jewish World, the website edited by […]

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IDF’s search and rescue commander to highlight S.D. dinner

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) – Israeli military humanitarians working with victims of the Syrian civil war will address some 700 San Diego community leaders Saturday evening, Nov. 18, at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) San Diego Annual Gala. One of the local community’s largest events, the gala, co-chaired by David and Tamara […]

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Posted in Middle East, San Diego Calendar

Sara Jacobs to seek Darrell Issa’s congressional seat

From Times of San Diego DEL MAR, California — Del Mar native and Obama-era State Department official Sara Jacobs announced Thursday that she is running as a Democrat to unseat Republican Rep. Darrell Issa in the 2018 election. Jacobs, a granddaughter of Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, is the fourth Democrat to announce a candidacy for Congress in California’s 49th District, […]

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