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Book review: ‘Dare the Devil’

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Dare the Devil by Roger L. Conlee, © 2014, Pale Horse Books, ISBN 978-1-939917-11-9, 264 pages, $13.95 By Donald H. Harrison   SAN DIEGO –This mystery novel is set in the late 1940s in Los Angeles, and author Conlee, a public relations man and former journalist, has researched the venue and era to provide verisimilitude […]

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7,500 in county had Shabbat dinner Friday, Oct. 24

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—Selwyn Isakow, a private investor who helped organize last weekend’s Shabbat San Diego events, said attendance statistics were impressive but the true test of the events that brought so many Jews together is whether it will spur many people to seek deeper levels of involvement with the Jewish community. Isakow told […]

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Emergencies spur innovative surgeries at Hadassah

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By Donald H. Harrison CORONADO, California – Tragedies, however horrific, have a way of teaching trauma doctors at the Hadassah Hospital at Ein Kerem in Jerusalem new medical facts and procedures, its chief orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Rami  Mosheiff, on Sunday, Oct. 26, told a Southern California gathering of the Hadassah support organization at the Hotel del Coronado. […]

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An Orthodox Shabbat through non-Orthodox eyes

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By Donald H. Harrison LA JOLLA, California –Nancy and I arrived a bit earlier than necessary for the grand  Shabbat service and dinner on Friday, Oct. 24, at Congregation Adat Yeshurun, watching the  hustle and bustle as caterers prepared meals and set up tables in a large tent for the  hundreds of people who would […]

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Rabbi Tokayer chronicles the many Jews of Asia

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Pepper, Silk & Ivory By Rabbi Marvin Tokayer and Ellen Rodman, PhD, © 2014, Gefen Publishing House, ISBN 978-965-229-647-4; 316 pages including index. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –When friends question me about whether I really think “There is a Jewish Story Everywhere,” as the motto of San Diego Jewish World insists, I shall […]

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Black churches: From whence Israel’s help may come

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  By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –Holocaust Survivor Lou Dunst and Christian Zionist preacher Rev. Dumisani Washington of Stockton, Calif., are four decades apart in age, yet hearing one and then the other speak, gave me reassurance that Washington’s message partially fulfills the intent of Dunst’s agonized rhetorical cry of pain: “And the Free World […]

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96th birthday celebration draws mixed wine reviews

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  By Donald H. Harrison OCEANSIDE, California – The press release stated that “Excelencia Kosher Brut” is “perfect not only for celebrating important occasions” but is a “most versatile wine for pairing with food.” So we waited for an occasion with an interesting kind of food to test out this sparkling Spanish wine produced from […]

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Suit brought against nursing homes operator

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO —A law firm in Long Beach has filed a class action suit against a company that operates 57 nursing homes in California, including five facilities in San Diego County.  The lawsuit incorporated declarations from the state attorney general’s office in another case to contend that by understaffing nursing homes, […]

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Novel combines many genres

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The Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg, Random House © 2013, ISBN 978-0-679-64374-6; 336 pages, $26. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—There are two mysteries to be solved in The Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg, who contributes articles on books and dance to San Diego Jewish World. One mystery is the central story of this novel.  […]

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Brad Weinreb for Superior Court Judge

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SAN DIEGO — We endorsed Brad A. Weinreb for Judge in Superior Court Office No. 25 during the primary election and he came in first of three candidates.  Now, as the Nov, 4 runoff election for the open judicial seat nears,  we’re proud to endorse him again in the race in which he is opposed […]

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Novel depicts German family between the wars

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Readers of San Diego Jewish World are familiar with Dorothea Shefer-Vanson through her columns that she sends from the Jerusalem suburb of Mevasseret Zion. They often focus on Israel’s lively music scene.  The reporter also is a fine novelist, her latest work being Time Out of Joint: The […]

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‘Schlepping Through the American West’ launches

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – I have been a journalist, believe it or not, for over a half century, having received my start as a cub reporter in 1962 on the UCLA Daily Bruin, working for the Associated Press for five years after graduation, and then serving for another eight years as the […]

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School Sup’t Marten tells anti- bullying plans

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Returning to Congregation Beth Israel, at which she had her first teaching job at its now defunct Jewish day school, San Diego City School Superintendent Cindy Marten on Thursday evening, Sept.18, offered a step-by-step program for instilling student self-discipline. She coupled that with a promise that her administration […]

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Aiding the media, Israeli style

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  By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – When Western journalists walk into the American Colony Hotel in East Jerusalem, as many of them often do, they will almost immediately be approached by several Palestinians guides anxious to help them develop their stories, says Aryeh Green, director of Israel’s MediaCentral. Do the journalists need a […]

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