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Sunday, July 27, 2008

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Senator Obama in the Middle East: Part II by Shoshana Bryen in Washington, D.C.

China: A link in the Jewish diaspora by Cynthia Citron in Los Angeles


A biblical lesson in setting priorities
by Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal


'Phantom' is ba-a-ack, and she's loving' it by Carol Davis in San Diego

How love conquers even humongous birds by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego


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in Clearwater, Florida

Adventures in San Diego Jewish History

—June 1949:
Ladies’ Auxiliary S.D. Post No. 185 J.W.V. of the U.S. by Lillian Yukon

—June 1949:
Tifereth Israel Sisterhood

—June 1949:
Women’s Chapter, Samuel I. Fox Lodge

—June 1949:
Registration Opens for Day Camp

June 1949: Alpha Phi Pi

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Senator Obama in the Middle East: Part II

By Shoshana Bryen

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In Sderot, Senator Obama was admirably unequivocal about Israel's right to defend itself from Hamas. "I can assure you, if someone was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I'm going to do everything in my power to stop that, and I would expect Israelis to do the same thing."

And, as most American politicians do, Sen. Obama stressed the "special relationship" between the United States and Israel, and said he would work to make it stronger.

The two are related. It is morally uncomplicated to assert Israel's right to defend itself from Hamas, a terrorist organization that is open about its devotion to the destruction of Israel and the liberation of Palestine (Jordan and Israel) by force of arms. It requires no assistance from the United States either. The real "special relationship" isn't in support for Israeli action against agreed-upon enemies - Hamas or Iran, or the North Korean/Syrian reactor. It is in the broad American understanding that Israel has enemies that seek its destruction, in security cooperation to meet the threats, and in the commitment that only the Government of Israel has the right to decide how much security the Israeli public needs and how to provide it, even when the Administration doesn't agree with the decision.

The "special relationship" is about not substituting American judgment for Israeli judgment on issues of security.

President Bush used to understand. He refused to meet with Arafat, declined to intervene in the Gaza Disengagement and supported Israel (including resupply) during the invasion of Lebanon. The administration has said little about Israeli military operations on the West Bank against Hamas and Fatah's al-Aksa Martyr's Brigades. On the other hand, it complains about roadblocks as if they have nothing to do with security. It is complicated, but where you need a "special relationship" is precisely in those complicated areas.

So what about Sen. Obama? He said, "The... special relationship... obligates us to be helpful to them in the search for credible partners with whom they can make peace, while also supporting Israel in defending itself against enemies sworn to its destruction." So, no Hamas; but who decides which camp Abu Mazen/Fatah fall into on which day? "We should never seek to dictate what is best for the Israelis and their security interests. No Israeli prime minister should ever feel dragged to or blocked from the negotiating table by the United States." All good.

On the other hand, "We must preserve our total commitment to our unique defense relationship with Israel by fully funding military assistance and continuing work on the Arrow and related missile defense programs." Now it gets complicated. Sen. Obama has announced his determination to cancel and slow the American missile defense program. How do you proceed with Israeli missile defense but not American?

Sen. Obama's best thought might have been, "We don't need a peace deal just to have a piece of paper...We need something that is meaningful, and it's not going to be meaningful if Israel's security is not part of that package." If he can just connect that with the idea that Israel's security parameters have to be determined by the Israeli government, we might have a "special relationship."

Bryen is special projects director for the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA)

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JEWS OF CHINA EXHIBIT—The old synagogue of Harbin is pictured at left; exhibit at Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles is inaugurated at ceremonies by Rabbi Marvin Hier at podium, and from left Israel's Consul-General Jacob Dayan, Wang Yingfan, China's former Ambassador
to the United Nations and Rabbi Abraham Cooper.


China: A link in the Jewish diaspora

By Cynthia Citron   

LOS ANGELES--If you attended the Jewish Studies Center in Shanghai any time from 1925 on, you might be interested to know that your fellow alumni meet regularly and would love to have you join them.

Strange as it may seem, some four score and three years after its founding, the school is still functioning and still serving the Jewish community in Shanghai.  That community is made up of the descendants of the Ashkenazi Jews who fled eastward from Siberia, Russia, Poland, and other points in Eastern Europe as early as the beginning of the 20th century.  The main synagogue in Harbin, as a matter of fact, was erected in 1907.

To commemorate and pay tribute to these remarkable nomads, the Simon Weisenthal Center at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles has mounted an extraordinary exhibition featuring intimate photographs from those early days.  And the most striking thing about them is that the large formal groups sitting around long restaurant tables---the women all fahpitzed with hats and dainty pearl earrings, the men brandishing huge smiles and fat cigars---could have come from any Jewish family album anywhere.  As Billy Crystal once pointed out, “There are only five relatives in the world, and they circulate from family to family…”

JEWISH FAMILY ALBUM—Youth, all dressed up, pose in Manzhouli in 1935; a formal Jewish
school portrait is taken in Tientsin in October 1936, and below, two brothers flank their sister
as they all wear traditional Chinese costumes for a family photo

In mid-July the exhibition opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that involved not only dignitaries from the Simon Weisenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance, but also representatives from the Los Angeles Jewish community, the government of Israel and an 18-member delegation from the People’s Republic of China.  Included in this distinguished group was Ms. Huang Xiaojian, Acting Consul General of China, the Honorable Jacob Dayan, Consul General of Israel, Wendy Greuel, president pro tem of the Los Angeles City Council, and Wang Yingfan, former Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations.  Also present were Los Angeles-area Jews whose families had escaped the Nazis and found respite in Shanghai.

As Mr. Wang noted, the Jews lived in harmony with the Chinese because, in addition to being two of the most ancient civilizations in the world, they share a mutual respect as well as many of the same values, such as strong family ties and an emphasis on learning.  The Jews settled most especially in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Harbin and Tianjin, and many have happily remained there, even though some of their numbers left after World War II to emigrate to Israel, the United States, and Canada.

“The Jews in Modern China” will remain on exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance, 9786 West Pico Blvd., in Los Angeles through September 2.

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A biblical lesson in setting priorities

By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

SAN DIEGO--Before the Israelites crossed the Jordan River into Canaan the tribes of Gad and Reuben noticed that the land they were on was especially suitable for their cattle. They approached Moses and requested that they be allowed to settle on the west bank of the Jordan, rather than enter the land with their brothers and sisters.

Moses was indignant. He confronted the members of these  tribes, "Are your brothers to go to war while you stay here?' (Numbers 32:6)

The Gadites and Reubenites replied, "We will build here sheepfolds for our flocks and towns for our children. And we will hasten as shock-troops in the van of the Israelites until we have established them in their home, while our children stay in the fortified towns..." (Numbers 32:16-17)

Moses agreed to let the two tribes settle on the west bank once they agreed to help the rest of the Israelites with the conquest. But as he agreed to their request he subtly challenged their priorities: "Build towns for your children and sheepfolds for your flocks, but do as you have promised." (Numbers 32:24)

Did you notice the change? The Gadites and Reubenites spoke first of taking care of their flock and second of caring for their children. Moses reminded them of their priorities: their families came first and only afterwards were they to take care of their material possessions.

This is something which is seemingly obvious, yet unless we are careful we are just as apt to mis-order our priorities as did the Gadites and Reubenites of the past.

Rabbi Rosenthal is spiritual leader of Tifereth Israel Synagogue in San Diego

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PHANTOM AND CHRISTINE—Richard Todd Adams is the Phantom and Marni Raab is aspiring
opera singer Christine Daaé in the touring production of Phantom of the Opera, now at the the Civic Theatre through August 10. Photo by Joan Marcus.


Phantom is ba-a-ack, and she's loving' it

By Carol Davis

SAN DIEGO—So sue me! I like Andrew Lloyd Webber. Some of his works at least. My patience wears thin with Cats even though I have an affinity for cats. It’s done too often.  In fact, before Cats the musical, I had cats (the four legged kind) that ran my house. I even have T.S. Elliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats somewhere in the house. That said, I think Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Evita and Jesus Christ Super Star have some of the cleverest lyrics ever. Some of the big showstoppers in these musicals are still (slobbery as they may be) lovely.

I thought I was over Phantom of the Opera as well, having seen it so many times. At least I thought I had. I’ve listened to the album more times than I care to admit. I’ve read the book and even took my grandsons to see the show. They knew everything about the story. The very first production I saw I was in awe.  My daughter and I drove up to Los Angeles to see Michael Crawford as the Phantom. That was the late ‘80’s early ‘90’s. I don’t want to offend anyone here, but he was (at that time) one of the sexiest men I have seen on stage. There, I got it out!

It’s baaaack and looking very healthy, thank you very much. Broadway/San Diego has brought the blockbuster back to our fair city after a long anticipated wait. The very first time it hit the San Diego Civic Theatre was in 1995. According to Joe Kobryner, Vice President of the Neiderlander Organization, “The Phantom’s scheduled stop in San Diego just about reassured me of a full time job, it was that popular.” In fact San Diego audiences ate it up, filled the houses and came back for more. It was here in ‘95, ’99 and will be playing at the Civic through Aug. 10.

While this is only the third time in San Diego history that “Phantom” has been in our fair city (compared to, Cats, A Chorus Line, and Stomp to name a few) it has enjoyed continued success right from the starting gate to today and is still going strong on Broadway. Twenty years later it is still setting box office records. This is the National Touring Company of the show that we are now seeing.

At one time a shorter (95 min.) more streamlined version opened in Las Vegas at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in 2006 in a new showroom with new sets especially built for it there by David Rockwell at a minor cost of 40 million dollars. It was called Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular.  Frankly, I can’t imagine what was left out but the two and a half hours we sat through on opening night flew by and yours truly was enchanted by “The Music of the Night” 

“Phantom” had its World Premiere on Oct. 9, 1986 at Her Majesty's Theatre in London winning every major British award including the Oliver and Standard Awards. The New York production opened on Jan. 26, 1988. It won seven Tony’s including Best Musical. Internationally, its success has grossed over five billion (that’s a ‘B’) dollars.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart wrote the music and lyrics respectively with additional music by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story, based on the novel Le Fantôme de L’ Opéra by Gaston Leroux, is a love story twisted as it may be and that’s the attraction. Audiences get caught up in the love triangle between Christine Daaé (soprano Marni Raab who was interviewed recently by San Diego Jewish World), a beautiful chorus girl turned ingénue in the new opera soon to be opening at the Paris Opera House; Raul, Vicomte de Chagny (the handsome and striking Greg Mills) a patron of the Opera House who wants to woo Christina, and the partially deformed half masked Phantom (Richard Todd Adams) who haunts the catacombs beneath the opera house terrorizing all its occupants. He is so smitten with this new young beauty he wants to make her exclusively his. (“Angel of Music”)

When not trying to court (and I use the word cautiously) and nurture Christine, the Phantom pretty much bullies the new owners of the Opera House, Monsieur Firmin (another of our Jewish stars, Bruce Winant) and Monsieur André (D.C. Anderson) ,who are perfect as the clueless managers, to do his bidding. He also has a way with anyone else he thinks isn’t worthy of performing there. That would include the resident diva Carlotta Guidicelli (Kim Stengel) and her side kick (added later) Ubaldo Piangi (John Whitney).

The Phantom spooks them often enough and in as many ways as to push them out of the limelight and replace Carlotta with is own protégée. In one scene Carlotta is in the middle of an aria and the backdrop falls almost hitting her. Blame is placed on the ‘Opera Ghost.' On balance, their little shticks are in fun contrast to the seriousness of the Phantom’s obsession with his newfound love.  It’s all so creepy but fun!

If there were words to describe the talent of the entire cast ,they would be "perfectly balanced," "exceptional chemistry," "visually exciting" and "emotionally executed." Both Marni Raab and Richard Todd Adams are excellent. Raab’s voice is a beautiful as is she and Todd Adams runs a second place to Michael Crawford. He too has an extremely powerful tenor voice that can actually send chills. Greg Mills cuts a handsome swath and is most convincing as Christine’s suitor and the Phantom’s adversary.

Superior support comes from Nancy Hess as Madame Giry, the choreographer of the corps de ballet who serves as the go between the Phantom and Christine. She is also the mother to Christine’s chorus partner, Meg (Jesse Ehrlich). It is she who suggests Christine fill in for the leading lady.

Often in productions as large as “Phantom," there might be some unevenness with the leads. Not so here. This particular cast including the strong leadership from the pit under the baton of Jonathan Gorst and his 17 musicians is everything theatergoers can expect from a quality show.

From the colorful costumes originally designed by Maria Björnson (Masquerade) to Martin Levan’s sound to Andrew Bridge’s lighting and Harold Prince’s original direction, this is one show you won’t want to miss.

See you at the theatre.

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THE JEWISH CITIZEN Kids Summer Reading

By Donald H. Harrison

How love conquers even humongous birds

The Princess and the Ziz by Jacqueline Jules, illustrated by Katherine Janus Kahn, Kar-Ben Publishing, ISBN 978-0-8225-7337-7; $7.95

SAN DIEGO—I started enjoying The Princess and the Ziz from the very first page when, by virtue of Katherine Janus Kahn’s illustration, it hit me that in this dreamscape, Isaiah was not so much a prophet as he was an historian.  He lived a few centuries after King Solomon, yet in the illustration, a lion and a lamb lie together in contentment at King Solomon’s feet.   So, Isaiah’s marvelous vision wasn’t a glimpse into the future, but into the mythological past.

 According to storyteller Jacqueline Jules, King Solomon not only was known for his wisdom but also for “his ability to speak with the birds and beasts.” There is a fairly well-known folktale about King Solomon locking up one of his daughters in a tower to prevent her from marrying the wrong man.  Here is a link to one version of that folktale in which a giant bird deposits a man in the princess’s otherwise inaccessible tower.

Author Jacqueline Jules already had introduced children to the mythological character of the “Ziz,” a great big, well-meaning bird who, well, is a bit bird-brained, in three previous stories, The Hardest Word; Noah and the Ziz and The Ziz and the Hannukah Miracle. For the fourth book in the Ziz series, she decided to turn the tale around so that, initially, at least, the bird took the princess to the man, rather than vice versa.

Solomon instructs a sparrow to tell the Ziz to keep his daughter company.  Accepting the assignment, the Ziz decides to fly the princess anywhere she would like to go.  They see a jungle, then the pyramids, even go to the South Pole.  On one flying excursion, they see a man fall from a mountain, and at the princess’s urging, the Ziz swoops down and saves him.   The man and the princess start talking.  He is a scribe.  She loves books.  He loves her eyes.  The Ziz gets very cross and jealous.  The Ziz flies Princess Magda (author Jules has pointedly given this biblical-era woman a name) back to her tower, leaving the man behind.  She mopes.  Ziz hopes she will forget this man, but she does not.

Solomon summons the Ziz for a report on Magda’s welfare. The Ziz tells what has occurred. Ever wise (except perhaps for isolating his daughter in a tower—what kind of wisdom is that!) Solomon recognizes that this scribe is Magda’s beshert.  He orders the Ziz to reunite the two and, as in all good fairy tales, they live happily ever after.

The Ziz takes some getting used to.  He’s not nearly as wise as “Big Bird” on Sesame Street, but he’s much, much bigger, and his heart has swelled to an equally large proportion.  Now if only he had a brain—oh wait, that’s from another famous children’s story.

The story is fun to read to little children, and the rich and imaginative illustrations provides tykes with many interesting animals to point to while pronouncing their names.

Harrison, our editor and publisher, may be contacted at

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CLEARWATER, Florida— Q: Who won two mixed doubles championships in Grand Slam tournaments?

(a) Glenn Weiner
(b) Andy Ram
(c) Brad Ausmus
(d) Shecky Greene

Background: This 38-year-old Uruguayan-born  player moved with his family to Israel when he was 5, teamed with Vera Zvonareva of Russia to win Wimbledon in 2006 and with Nathalie Dechy to win the 2007 French Open. He also teamed with fellow Israeli and longtime men's doubles partner Jonathan Ehrlich to win the 2008 Australian Open championship, another Grand Slam tournament.

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Ladies’ Auxiliary S.D. Post No. 185 J.W.V. of the U.S.
From Southwestern Jewish Press, June 1949, page 6

By Lillian Yukon

A business meeting of the Jewish War Veterans Post 185 and Auxiliary will be held Monday evening 9:00 p.m., June 6, 1949 at Temple Beth Israel.  President, Nixie Kern, JWV Auxil., will discuss plans and election of delegates which will be held for the Department Convention for June 17, 18, and 19 at Arrowhead Springs, Calif.  MR. and Mrs. Allan Lame and Mr. and Mrs. David Brooks will sponsor refreshments and a cake in honor of their sixth wedding anniversary.

Mae Wiener, National president of Jewish War Veterans Auxiliaries of the United States, on her visit to the West Coast was tendered a dinner by the San Diego chapter Thursday evening, May 19, in the Moniticello Room, Imig Manor. An open general meeting followed to which all posts and their Auxiliary members were invited. 

President Weiner stayed over until the 20th of May for a hospital tour of the Naval Hospital Balboa Park with President Nixie Kern and Hospital chairmen, Jean Spatz and her committee.

Tifereth Israel Sisterhood
From Southwestern Jewish Press, June 1949, page 6

On June 9, Rabbi Morton J. Cohn {of Temple Beth Israel} will be the guest speaker at the Tifereth Israel sisterhood’s final meeting of the ’48-’49 season.

Mrs. Sidney Newman, president will preside and the hostesses for the evening will be Mesdames: Sam Moder, Paul Moss, Julius Penn, Milton Pokrass, Frank Pomeranz, Charles Press, Ben Press, Henry Price, Marco Datner (sic, Ratner), Woodrow Ratner.

An appeal for clothing, bric-a-brac ad furniture is being made for the Rummage Sale to be held on June 19.  Please contact Mrs. Ben Gordon, J 7143; Mrs. Zel Gr3eenberg, W 1202; Mrs Laury Cantor,
R 1341.

Women’s Chapter, Samuel I. Fox Lodge
From Southwestern Jewish Press, June 1949, page 6

Plans have been formulate for the organization of a Women’s Chapter of Samuel I. Fox Lodge, B’nai B’rith. A membership tea was given at the home of Mrs. Pearl Zwick, 4467 Orange, Monday evening, May 23rd at 8:00 p.m. Hostesses for the evening were Matilda Green, Reva Garvin, Eva Berger, Peral Zwick, Goldie Talon and Lillian Yukon.

Registration Opens for Day Camp
From Southwestern Jewish Press, June 1949, page 7

Registration for the Day Camp organized by the Community Center Committee of the United Jewish Fund will begin at the Sunday school picnic on June 5 in Balboa Park. A booth depicting the activities of the Day Camp will be on display, and one of the counselors will handle registration.

Official registration for the Day Camp will take place during the week immediately after school is out, Monday through Friday, with a meeting of mothers of campers to be held on Thursday afternoon, June 23, at the Temple Center.

The 1949 “Camp at Home” promises to be the most outstanding since its inception in 1947, according ot Albert A. Hutler, director.  Headed by Bill Rushworth, former teacher in the public school system in San Diego, now completing his master’s degree at U.C.L.A., the day camp will have Sara Sussman and Mary Oldwaithe, teacher counselors at Cuyamaca, as leaders of the staff.

Torrey Pines, Balboa Park, Balboa Riding Stables, Pepper Grove and other city-county facilities will be used by the Camp at Home, plus a trip each week to some point of interest.

For further information and for pre-registration call F-0171.

Alpha Phi Pi
From Southwestern Jewish Press, June 1949, page 7

The whole town is talking about the Alpha Phi Pi Sweetheart Dance to be held on June 19th at the San Diego Hotel. A gala affair is being planned again this year with a top notch orchestra, and the finest in entertainment.

The $64 dollar question is who will be the ‘Alpha Phi Pi Sweetheart for 1949.’  Last year’s winner was Miss Sylvia Horowitz, who has since become Mrs. Carl Naliboff.  This year, seven lovely contestants are entered and a very close contest is expected. The entries this year are as follows: Miss Teddy Feldman representing Masada, Miss Leslie Steffel, representing A.Z.A., Miss Alice Low-Zimmer for Junior B’nai B’rith Girls, Mrs. Lenora Schneider for Junior Hadassah, Mrs. Syril Press for Junior Matrons, Miss Barbara Solomon for Hillel, and Miss Jerry Schneider from the Temple Senior League.  Each contestant will be presented with a fit, and the ‘Sweetheart’ will claim a beautiful trophy.  The balloting ill take place at the dance on June 19, and each person attending will be allowed one vote.

Mark June 19th on your calendar and come and support your choice for Alpha Phi Pi Sweetheart. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the Alpha Phi Pi Fraternity. For further information call Irv Belenzon, H. 8-2560.

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Friday-Saturday, July 25-26, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 178)

Middle East
Senator Obama in the Middle East: Part I
by Shoshana Bryen in Washington D.C.
Israel's embarassments: Katsav, Olmert
by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem
San Diego/ Sports
Maccabi Games: 'portals' for Jewish youth
by Donald H. Harrison in La Jolla, California
San Diego Jewish Trivia: Sports
by Evelyn Kooperman in San Diego
Chapter 18 of Reluctant Martyr, a serialized novel by Sheila Orysiek
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History
—June 1949:Welfare Society Adds New Service
—June 1949: J.C.R.A by Anna Brooks
—June 1949: Daughter Born to Rabbi and Mrs. Stern
—June 1949:Ida Nasatir on Speaking Tour
—June 1949: Poale Zion

Thursday, July 24, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 177)

The Arts
Former Navy base bursts with creativity
by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego
Thursdays with the Songs of Hal Wingard
#71, The Magic of Love
#125, Camaraderie
Author believes Israel's salvation is secular
by Fred Reiss in Winchester, California
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History

June 1949:Shevous Services Feature Confirmations
June 1949:Leaders Spur Activities to Complete 1949 Fund Drive
June 1949:Hillel Awards Interfaith Scholarships at San Diego State College
June 1949:Developing Youth Leadership

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 176)

Middle East
Key to Mideast peace not change among the Israelis but among the Palestinians
by Shoshana Bryen in Washington D.C.
A Roundup of Jewish news of Australia by Garry Fabian
Jewish scholar sees softening attitudes among Jews towards 'Messianic Jews'
Alarm about Messianic Jews
—Star studded line-up for Sydney Jewish Writer Festival
—Makor Jewish Resource Library to expand
—Courage to Care - A tool to fight racism and prejudice
—Should Shoah education be made compulsory?
—From Jakarta to Perth
—Jewish Community Chatfest
—South African Community continues consolidation

Adventures in San Diego Jewish History

April 1949: Caravan of Hope Arrives April 11th
May 1949: Fund Leaders Attend Celebration of First Anniversary of the Republic of Israel
May 1949: Hadassah
May 1949: Beth Jacob Auxiliary
May 1949: Nu? by Red Borscht
May 1949: Ceremony May 30 {Decoration Day}
May 1949: Personality of the Week (Levi Eshkol)
A lesbian comes out to the Orthodox followers of her father, the Rav
by David Strom in San Diego
Israel's history, geography, customs for preschoolers before the High Holidays by Donald H. Harrison

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 175)

Middle East
U.S. should heed Israeli lesson in Lebanon
by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem
Some questions Obama should ask Abbas
by Shoshana Bryen in Washington D.C.
The New York Times & 9th Commandment by Sheila Orysiek in San Diego
San Diego/Arts
Strom's klezmer hero helps save Pinsk by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History

April 1949:Our Policy
April 1949:Introducing Our Columnists by Lewis Solomon and Ray Solomon
April 1949:Leaders Herald Return of Jewish Press
April 1949: United Jewish Fund Campaign For $309,000 to Open This Week
Cane-raising at 60th college reunion by Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D

Monday, July 21, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 174)

'Never Give In' is Arlen Specter's credo
by Sheila Orysiek in San Diego
San Diego
San Diego, Tijuana to join in worldwide salute to Tel Aviv's 100th anniversary
by Donald H. Harison in San Diego
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History

August 7, 1947: Week at Palomar Closes Program
August 7, 1947: Letter from Albert Hutler to Ray Solomon
April 1949: Cavalcade To Trace Record of Lasker Lodge
April 1949: J.W.B. Returns to San Diego

Sunday, July 20, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 173)

Middle East
Olmert's fingers on levers of power make those who would oust him quite cautious
by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem
Culture of death versus culture of life by Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal in San Diego
Stopping gossip—one hour at a time by
Rabbi Baruch Lederman in San Diego

Adventures in San Diego Jewish History
July 31, 1947: Pioneer Women
July 31, 1947: Yo-Ma-Co
August 7, 1947: Jewish Press to Suspend Publication: Decision Announced at Meeting of Representatives
August 7, 1947: Announcement {Suspension of Publication}
August 7, 1947: City-Wide Picnic at El Monte in Sept.
August 7, 1947: Young Folks Zionist Group Formed
An errant yet charming father returns
by Carol Davis in San Diego

A bissel sports trivia with Bruce Lowitt
in Clearwater, Florida

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