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SDJW thanks June, early July contributors

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SAN DIEGO (SDJW)—San Diego Jewish World acknowledges and thanks those writers whose bylines and photo credit lines appeared during the month of June and the first few days of July on its website.  They included: David Amos Stephen Hazan Arnoff Laurie Baron David Bedein Edwin Black Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Garry Fabian Donald […]

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Book review: ‘Rule of Capture’

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Rule of Capture by Ona Russell, Sunstone Press, © 2015, 336 pages, ISBN 978-1-63293-047-7. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—This is the third novel by Ona Russell featuring a Jewish, mystery-solving probate officer from Ohio named Sarah Kaufman, who can sense crime and cover-up but admittedly has flawed judgment when it comes to the men she […]

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Jewish knick knacks in N. America’s oldest city

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Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Shor Masori ST AUGUSTINE, Florida — In this, the oldest European city of North America settled by Spaniards in 1565, I wondered whether any of the earliest soldiers might have been conversos — that is, former Jews who were forced to convert to Catholicism in order to remain […]

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I-8 Jewish Travel: The courthouse and the Franklins

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  – Eleventh in a Series– Exit 3, Taylor Street, San Diego~Courthouse, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – There were no televisions, radios, motion pictures, or YouTube videos back in the mid 19th century.  There were, occasionally, traveling stage productions and these were well-attended.  But for day-to-day entertainment, San […]

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Gaining Jewish perspective at Epcot

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Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Shor Masori ORLANDO, Florida — Sometimes it is good to go to a place like Epcot at Disney World  to regain a sense of perspective about our fellow Jews and Israel. We may feel,  sometimes, that our narrative provides the text, or at least a major sub-text, for […]

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Students witness rocket, their experiments destroyed

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By Donald H. Harrison CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The excitement was palpable in the hours on Sunday, June 28,  before the ill-fated launch of the Falcon 9 Dragon rocket that was supposed to bring supplies and new science experiments for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Elementary, Middle and High School students from all […]

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Susan Davis: A social worker in Congress

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By Donald H. Harrison WASHINGTON, D.C — Reflecting on a long career, and what she still would like to do in Congress, Rep. Susan Davis (D-California) suggested  that she is more a social worker than a politician, which results in her having a different perspective on many issues. She met with my grandson, Shor, 14, […]

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I-8 Jewish Travel: 2 merchants’ expanding empire

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-Tenth in a series- Exit 3, Taylor Street, San Diego ~ Colorado House, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –Inside the false-front Colorado House, one may get the false impression that Joseph S. Mannasse spent most of his life as an agent for the Wells Fargo Company.  In fact, […]

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I-8 Jewish travel: The unlikely political duo

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-Ninth in a Series- Exit 3, Taylor Street, San Diego — Robinson-Rose House, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park SAN DIEGO –The visitor information center on the plaza of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is located within the two-story Robinson-Rose House, named for attorney James W. Robinson and businessman Louis Rose. Robinson lived in […]

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Emerald to address Tifereth forum July 1

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SAN DIEGO (SDJW) –City Councilwoman Marti Emerald, currently the president pro tempore of the City Council, will discuss issues facing San Diego as well as her career both as a broadcast journalist and as a public office holder, during a kosher dinner meeting sponsored by the Tifereth Israel Men’s Club and open to all. The […]

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I-8 Jewish Travel: CalTrans District 11

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-Eighth in a series- Exit 3: Taylor Street, San Diego — Wadie P. Deddeh State Office Building SAN DIEGO — No, Wadie P. Deddeh isn’t Jewish.  He’s an Iraqi Christian, whose success in San Diego County rising from a professor at Southwestern Community College to a state Assemblyman and eventually to a state Senator was […]

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‘Growing Greatness’ Gala focused on students, food

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The theme of Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School (SSDHDS)’s 52nd fundraising gala on Sunday, June 7, was “Growing Greatness” and what better venue to stage it than at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park, a sports museum conceived and implemented by the late Bob Breitbard, who […]

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Fried What?????

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  By Michael Mantell, PhD DEL MAR, California — This year, the theme of the San Diego County Fair is “It All Started At a Fair.” Since the first World’s Fair “Great Exhibition” in 1851, in London, and then from about 100 years ago when San Diego’s Balboa Park became part of the World’s Fair […]

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Two employees embezzled from LFJCC

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Two former trusted employees of the Lawrence Family JCC—Nancy Johnson, 59, who  had served as its chief financial officer, and Tamara Azizov, 62,  who had served as its accounts payable clerk—pled guilty on Thursday, June 4,  to charges including embezzlement, income tax fraud, and wire fraud in return […]

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