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Children’s book introduces the Jewish holidays

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Here is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays by Leslea Newman and illustrated by Susan Gal; Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014, with reinforced binding, ISBN 978-141-971-1855; $18.95 By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — This richly illustrated book, intended to familiarize young Jewish children with the annual cycle of holidays, tells in verse […]

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Sex abuse victim offers advice to parents

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By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. SAN DIEGO — Child sex abuse in an Orthodox Jewish community, indeed in any community, is not an easy topic to discuss. It isn’t an easy topic to write about either, especially in a Jewish publication. But when Judy Bloom Friedel called and asked if I would moderate a panel […]

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Biography traces parents’ survivals during WWII

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An Improbable Journey: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II by Susan Schenkel, Ph.D; ISBN 978-0-9894377-2-1, 183 pages, $12.95 By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – After her mother’s death, author Susan Schenkel decided to research the lives that her parents, by then both deceased, had led during World War II […]

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U.S. rhetoric warms toward Iran, chills toward Israel

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By Donald H. Harrison The death of the mother of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, the onset of the Iranian New Year, and the approaching deadline for the conclusion of the P5+1 negotiations over Iran’s nucelar aspirations, have prompted President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the State Department to issue several expressions of […]

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U.S. admonishes Israel over rhetoric

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By Donald H. Harrison The White House and the U.S. State Department on Wednesday, March 18, both voiced their displeasure with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party’s  call to Jewish Israelis on Israel’s election day, March 17, to counter that country’s Arab vote, and additionally with Netanyahu’s pre-election announcement that he no longer supported creation of an […]

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Book Review: ‘The Witch of Painted Sorrows’

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The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose; Atria Books © 2015; 978-1-4767-7806-8, 366 pages, $25. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—Sandrine grew up in the lap of American luxury.  Her American mother and French-born father owned several East Coast homes.  Her father frequently took her to museums, concerts, and art exhibits. However by the […]

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UCSD offers public access to Shoah archive

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—Some 20 years ago, Brian Schottlaender was serving as an associate librarian for collection services at UCLA, when Doug Greenberg invited him to visit a movie studio lot in Burbank. Greenberg took him to the trailers which then were housing the interviews that volunteers had videotaped with survivors of the […]

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Israeli Arabs, Palestinians diverge in views

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By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM–An opinion poll published in Friday’s Yedioth Aharonoth  provides an insight into the Arab population of Israel. Along with surveys of Palestinians, it should be viewed with a bit more salt than is usually taken with survey research. Arabs are less inclined than us blabbermouth Jews and other westerners to reveal their attitudes […]

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Letters: A prayer for Rochel

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Editor, San Diego Jewish World It is with deep pain that I pen this letter to you today. Earlier this week, we were horrified to hear that my brother’s 4 year old daughter, who lives in Orange County, has been diagnosed with cancer. Our family is overwhelmed grappling with such news. Tests have been conducted and […]

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Letters: About that big van

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Anti-Israel Van Driving Around San Diego Editor, San Diego Jewish World I stopped to do some shopping at the NorthPark Market – that’s it’s name, it isn’t in North Park– and I saw this truck pull in and park.  Looks like it’s sponsored by some faux Jewish group called Jewish Voice for Peace – e-mail   www.jvp-sandiego.org  […]

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Q&A for those considering a transplant

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Bonnie and Raymond Schwartz are an unusual couple, although probably not unique in this regard: One is a transplant donor, the other is a transplant recipient, and their benefactor and beneficiary were not each other. Today, the couple often lectures about the emotions, the procedures, and the “how […]

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Campus tension evaporates for Israeli diplomat’s talk

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  By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — There was a modicum of tension before Israel’s Consul -General based in Los Angeles, David Siegel, spoke in the upstairs auditorium of the new Melvin Garb Hillel Center alongside the San Diego State University campus.  After all, there were security precautions taken and Resa Levitt Kohn, head […]

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Partisan rift widens over Iran

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — The partisan divide in Washington D.C. over Iran’s nuclear aspirations has been growing wider, and more bitter, as President Barack Obama, a Democrat, argues with the Republican-controlled Congress over whether any agreement between Iran and the Permanent Five members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany—the so […]

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Jews, Muslims to have common dining room at UCSD

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By Donald H. Harrison LA JOLLA, California –They may not agree on much politically, especially about Israel and the Palestinians, but members of the Muslim Student Association and the Union of Jewish Students at UCSD are planning to regularly eat together in 2016 in a common dining hall that will offer both kosher and halal […]

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