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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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A travel case filled with love for Israel

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – As the widow of billionaire Carnival Cruise Lines founder Ted Arison, Lin Arison has had the chance to travel wherever she wants to around the world.  The Carnival Corporation owns not only Carnival Cruise Lines, but such other cruise lines as Princess Cruises, Cunard Lines, Holland-America, Seabourn Cruises, […]

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Details emerge on upcoming San Diego Jewry exhibition

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Some details are beginning to emerge about the major exhibition planned by the San Diego History Center about the Jews of San Diego. Bill Lawrence, executive director of the center that previously was known as the San Diego Historical Society, said the exhibit will run between nine months […]

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PHAME comes to San Diego school at last

I’m gonna live forever I’m gonna learn how to fly I’m gonna make it to heaven Baby, remember my name! — From “Fame” by Irena Cara By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –In 1980, Christopher Gore inspired performing arts teachers throughout the nation with his movie FAME, a drama about New York City high school […]

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More than Clinton, Trump understood plight of inlanders

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Like others who voted for Hillary Clinton, I was shocked and saddened by the election results.  It took me a while to get my head around the idea that Donald Trump will be our next President.  After a while,  I had an opportunity to reflect.   How could it […]

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Book celebrates 28 of San Diego’s remarkable women

Remarkable Women of San Diego: Pioneers, Visionaries and Innovators by Hannah S. Cohen and Gloria G. Harris; History Press © 2016; ISBN 9781467-118262; 144 pages including index and bibliography, $21.90. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –Divided into four time periods that begin in 1850, 1900, 1950 and 2000, this collection of biographical sketches honors […]

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A Ukrainian Jew and her American multi- millionaire

Did You Ever Have the Chance to Marry an American Multimillionaire? by Dora Klinova; DK Corporation; (c) 2016: ISBN 9781533-137852; 245 pages. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — This autobiographical work was fictionalized enough to be classified as a novel, but it closely follows author Dora Klinova’s own progress in San Diego in the […]

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Novel takes us on a road to recovery

Faithful by Alice Hoffman, Simon & Schuster, © 2016; ISBN 97814767-99209; 258 pages; $26. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – “Oh, oh,” I thought while reading the very dark and depressing first chapter.  “This is going to be a very long book.  Do I really want to expose myself to all this pain?” Thank […]

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