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Hungry Americans far exceed total number of Canadians

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Speaking at a Shabbat luncheon at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, Rabbi Jonathan Stein, secretary of the national Mazon board of trustees, said that hungry people receiving government food stamps obtain the equivalent of $4.50 per day, which based on three meals a day, works out to $1.50 per meal. The […]

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Anachnu: Norm Katz

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Norm Katz is a conversationalist who can speak with insight about a great number of fields, including the government’s use of microfiche; diseases of the retina; how to detect submarines while they are under water; data jukeboxes; police communications; retirement funds; credit card theft; genome sequencing; and ways […]

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Someone drops the Torah and then what?

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  By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – A movie about an Israeli boy who drops a Torah in his Moroccan Jewish neighborhood prompted a discussion at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival on Wednesday, Feb. 10, about the time that the wooden roller of a Torah scroll rolled off the reader’s table and onto […]

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I-8 Jewish Travel: Tiny implant monitors heart activity

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-43rd in a series- Exit 14A, Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, California ~ La Mesa Cardiac Center By Donald H. Harrison LA MESA, California –Dr. Ronald Goldberg, the senior of three physicians at the La Mesa Cardiac Center on the campus of Sharp Grossmont Hospital, tells of a woman who periodically and for no apparent […]

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Anachnu: Alan Goldenberg

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By Donald H. Harrison Alan Goldenberg SAN DIEGO — Alan Goldenberg joined the Navy, served eight years, and he still gets to see the world in various civilian jobs that were an outgrowth of his Navy service. The skills he learned as an electronics technician led to positions with a variety of land-based companies that […]

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World Wide Wrap Day and the making of tefillin

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Across the United States and in Conservative congregations around the world, Men’s Club members and guests spent Sunday morning, Feb. 7, well in advance of the televised Super Bowl game, learning about the significance of tefillin and the prayers said in association with wearing the ancient phylacteries.  The […]

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Film Festival Preview: ‘Victor Young Perez’

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Victor ‘Young’ Perez directed by Jacque Quaniche; Bulgaria, France, Israel; French with English Subtitles; Drama; to be shown twice at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival: At 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, at Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, and at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, February 14, at the Reading […]

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S.D caterer honored for her giving spirit

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Caterer Olga Worm was honored Friday night, Feb. 5, with the Tifereth Israel Synagogue Sisterhood President’s Award. Speakers lauded not only her contributions to Sisterhood, but also her commitment to foster children, outreach to people down on their luck, and her generosity to the employees and clients of Bekker’s […]

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Film Festival Preview: ‘The Singing Abortionist’

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The Singing Abortionist directed by Dana Bratt; Canada; © 2014; 60 minutes; English; Documentary.  To be shown during the San Diego Jewish Film Festival at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7 at  Edward San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, and at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Reading Cinemas 14, […]

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South Africans dispute ‘Apartheid’ charge against Israel

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Two black South African students who traveled to Israel to learn if South African BDS advocates were telling the truth about “apartheid” in the Jewish state say the apartheid charge is bogus. Furthermore, said Miyelani Pinini, former president of the Student Representative Council at the University of Cape […]

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Can a derivative story teach the Holocaust?

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The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank’s Window by Jeff Gottesfeld; illustrated by Peter McCarty; ©2016 Alfred A. Knopf, Junior Library Guild Selection; 34 pages; $17.99 By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – This beautifully written, magnificently illustrated, sentimental remembrance of Anne Frank is being marketed as a children’s book, but I’m not […]

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I-8 Jewish Travel: New Jewish pioneers of the West

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-42nd in a Series– Exit 13A, Jackson Drive, La Mesa ~ Chabad of East County By Donald H. Harrison LA MESA, California – If I were to ask you what a pioneer looks like, perhaps you would describe him as a man wearing a coonskin hat, a buckskin jacket and pants, and moccasins.  Maybe you […]

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‘Ghosts’ illustrates reverence for our war dead

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Ghosts: Images of War by Carrie Zeidman; © 2015 Swiss Creek Publications; ISBN 978-0970227652; 71 pages; $40. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – This is an unusual book of photo essays touring venues of the American Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Holocaust.  Photojournalist Carrie Zeidman visits these places […]

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Film Festival Preview: ‘The Law’

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The Law; directed by Christian Faure; France; 2013; 90 minues; French with English subtitles; drama to be shown twice during the San Diego Jewish Film Festival at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, and at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Reading Cinemas 14, 4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO […]

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