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Campaign rhetoric blamed for surge of anti-Semitism

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — “The tone of the Trump campaign, the appointment of Steve Bannon (as White House chief strategist), and the discussion of immigrants has provided a license for people to express their hatred in a way that is inappropriate,” Congressman Scott Peters (D-San Diego) charged Wednesday in a telephone interview […]

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Menorah dispute, JCC bomb scare roil community

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – A bomb scare delayed the opening of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, the same day local newspapers reported a dispute between the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot over the former’s request for permission to erect a menorah on the base […]

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It took a village to bring me back to health

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — I always figured if I ever developed a fondness for members of the Scripps family it would be because of their historic contributions to newspaper journalism, or perhaps to oceanography, but as it turned out I thank them for their philanthropic interest in health care. I was a […]

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Hundreds fete retiring Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Congregants, rabbis, representatives of Jewish agencies and organizations, staff, family, and friends feted Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal on Saturday evening, Feb. 4, to mark his retirement after 29 years service to Tifereth Israel Synagogue and the community. A catered dinner for several hundred in the Conservative congregation’s social hall […]

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SDJW editor’s heart surgery may delay publication

SAN DIEGO (SDJW)– Publication of San Diego Jewish World may be delayed or inconsistent in the coming weeks as Donald H. Harrison, who serves as co-publisher, editor, and webmaster, recuperates from open heart surgery. Harrison will undergo valve replacement and bypass surgery on Monday, Feb. 6, and is expected to convalesce at Scripps Memorial Hospital in […]

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LEGO exhibit like visiting several museums at once

Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Sky M. Masori SAN DIEGO – LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya has solved one of Balboa Park’s greatest problems: how to see as much as possible in an hour or so. With 18 museums of varying size and subject matter to tempt them, San Diegans know that it takes […]

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Temple Adat Shalom bans BDS groups

By Donald H. Harrison POWAY, California –Temple Adat Shalom has decided to prohibit three types of groups from utilizing its facilities.   They are groups that: *Endorse or promote anti-Semitism, other forms of bigotry, violence or other extremist views; *Actively seek to proselytize Jews away from Judaism; or, *Advocate for or endorse, undermining the legitimacy of […]

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Let’s all calm down about Chargers, Trump

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – On both the local and national levels, I feel that someone ought to speak up for keeping calm. Yes, the Chargers have moved to Los Angeles after 56 years in this market place. For so many loyal fans, it is sad, disappointing, but hardly the end of the world. Relax […]

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Jewish college students may return to more harassment

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, the recently retired UC Santa Cruz Hebrew and Jewish Studies professor who heads the national AMCHA Initiative, said Monday that she fears that Jewish students across the country may bear the brunt of a lot of anger now that they are returning from winter break to […]

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15 essays help define North Carolina’s character

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Although I have known Nancy more than 50 years, and have been married to her for 48 plus, Gayle Midyette has even more bragging rights. She has known Nancy 60 years, ever since the Brownies matched them up as pen pals. They’ve only met in person a few […]

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What third generation Holocaust survivors might learn

The Conversations We Never Had by Jeffrey H. Konis; Outskirts Press; © 2016; ISBN 9781478-767299; 197 pages; $13.95. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – On the back cover of this book is the listing “Fiction: Historical” and that, perhaps, constitutes the author’s greatest regret. If he could have gone back in time, the listing […]

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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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Parents, Big Pals, kids skate, celebrate Chanukah early

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – For parents and mostly elementary school-aged children, Chanukah seemed to “roll” in early when Jewish Big Pals and the Supporting Jewish Single Parents (SJSP) organization celebrated together at Skateworld on Sunday morning, Dec. 18. Many participants skated, staggered, stumbled and recovered in the 160 by 60 foot rink, […]

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