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Johnson, Weld should be wary of Holocaust analogies

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The Libertarian party, with two former Republican governors chosen Sunday to head its ticket, will be important to watch in the run-up to the November presidential election, because it may be a place where Republicans who are unhappy with Donald Trump can go and still feel good about […]

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Trump blasts judge in civil case; pours scorn on media

  Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO – Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump on Friday, May 27, lashed out at a San Diego federal judge presiding over a civil suit in which Trump is a defendant, and also heaped scorn upon the news media, particularly representatives of the New York Times […]

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Israeli college’s dispute reaches San Diego

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – An upcoming panel at Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva is so controversial that members of the group Im Tirzu have reached out to this Jewish publication and presumably others to denounce it. At issue is a day-long seminar on “Whistleblowing Through The Ages and Today,” to be presented […]

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I-8 Jewish Travel: Horse therapy helps children, adults

  -58th in a series- Exit 30, Tavern Road, Alpine, California: Dream Rider Equestrian Therapy  By Donald H. Harrison ALPINE, California – A head-on automobile collision near her home in this mountain community alongside Interstate 8 put Catherine Hand into a wheel chair and ended her first career as a set and costume designer for […]

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‘Creation’s First Light’ introduces Torah, spirituality

Creation’s First Light by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, illustrated by Joani Rothenberg; © 2013 IBJ Book Publishing; ISBN 978-10934922-94-1; 32 pages. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – This might be subtitled “A Child’s Guide to Torah and Spirituality.”  Rabbi Sasso begins with a paraphrase of God’s first command, “Let There Be Light” and subsequently explains […]

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Sanders supports ballot measure to legalize marijuana

  Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Shor M. Masori VISTA, California – On the crowded football field of Ranch Buena Vista High School, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders endorsed a California measure that will be on this November’s ballot to legalize recreational use of marijuana. “We have got to rethink the so-called war […]

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Bill Clinton campaigns for Hillary, American diversity

    Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Shor M. Masori CHULA VISTA, California – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was the chief cheerleader on Saturday, May 21, for valuing American  residential and workplace diversity and for electing his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as the nation’s first woman president Clinton spoke in […]

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A gender- bending movie explores sexual abuse

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Princess, an Israeli film making its DVD debut May 24, deals with an uncomfortable subject: the sexual abuse of children in their homes.  In this case, 12-year-old Adar (Shira Haas) likes to have tickle fights with Michael (Ori Pfefer), the boyfriend of her mother Alma (Keren Mor).  But […]

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I-8 Jewish Travel: Flames of love and destruction

-57th in a Series- Exit 27, Dunbar Lane, Harbison Canyon, California By Donald H. Harrison HARBISON CANYON, California – In this small community in the back country of San Diego County, the 4Ms of the Stroh family—Marty, Melissa, Mason and Max—are known for keeping the flame of Judaism burning bright inside their home, and for […]

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1st Dist. Council candidates support Mt. Soledad cross

  Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO—Four candidates in San Diego’s affluent First City Council District indicated they want the large cross atop Mount Soledad to stay in place.  At a Men’s Club-sponsored forum at Congregation Beth Israel, which lies within their councilmanic district, all four were non-committal about whether […]

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Recognition sought for Gypsies as Holocaust victims

Johann Trollmann and Romani Resistance to the Nazis by Jud Nirenberg; KO Publications; (c) 2016; ISBN 978-0-9903703-76; 220 pages. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Despite some problems in its organization, this is an important book for the Jewish community to ponder. Utilizing the story of Johann Trollman– a Sinto boxer who in 1933 […]

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Israel Fest 2016 in photos

Photo essay by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO–Israel Fest, held Sunday, May 15, on the athletic field of San Diego Jewish Academy, featured fun for children, a welcome from a state senator, singing and dancing on the festival stage, and numerous booths dispensing informational materials and Jewish items for sale.  The Jewish Federation of San Diego […]

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The Psychology of Tzimtzum

By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. SAN DIEGO — When Don Harrison recently gifted me a copy of Professor Mordechai Rotenberg’s The Psychology of Tzimtzum, it, like most gifts, came with a string. “Michael, I thought you’d enjoy this book and I’m wondering if you’d be kind enough to write a review of it for our […]

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Yiddish writer Rosenfarb’s works and life examined

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—Perhaps if the late Yiddish novelist Chava Rosenfarb had lived to see how many people crowded the Seuss Room at UCSD’s Geisel Library to hear a discussion about The Tree of Life, her trilogy about life in the Lodz ghetto, the depression she felt over the fate of the Yiddish […]

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