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Sunday, August 3, 2008

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Bush hopes to salvage Mideast success unrealistic with decline in Olmert's power
by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem

Decisions continue with or without Olmert
by Shoshana Bryen in Washington, D.C.


Leaving matters on a positive note
by Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal in San Diego


JCC Maccabi Games: Co-ed flag footballers are "two-a-dayers" by Gary Rotto in San Diego

A bissel sports trivia with Bruce Lowitt in Clearwater, Florida


Lombrozo's 'Air Filter' reflects skyline, role of 'urban tree' as waterfront show launched by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego

Adventures in San Diego Jewish History

—October 1949: Kaufman Appointed New Managing Editor Of The Jewish Press

—October 1949:
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October 1949:New Federation Plans Survey

October 1949: Editorial Page… Policy

October 1949: Overseas News and Views by Maxwell Kaufman

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Bush hopes to salvage Mideast success unrealistic with decline in Olmert's power

By Ira Sharkansky

JERUSALEM--It is difficult to believe the opening paragraph of a New York Times article, that

The official line in Washington, Jerusalem and Ramallah is that the decision by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel to resign will not affect American efforts to negotiate a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians before the end of the year.

The article goes on to state that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other State Department officials have not given up their goal of an agreement before the end of the year. “Fundamentally, as Americans,” (an) official added, “we don’t give up.” Ms Rice has told Israeli and Palestinian officials that she will return to the region in late August for more talks.

The article also cites Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans who recognize that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert does not have the political or moral legitimacy to sell any agreement that he might achieve, either to his Cabinet or to the larger Knesset.

While the details of Israeli-Palestinian discussions to date are not public, there are enough signs to indicate that the Messiah himself  (or herself) could not produce significant movement.

Palestinians have not shown themselves ready to compromise on their iconic issues of the 1967 borders, a capital in Jerusalem, or the return of refugees from 1948. Occasional threats of declaring independence unilaterally, withdrawing from discussions, or dismantling the Palestine National Authority if they do not get what they want indicate that Olmert has not been overly generous. If the Fatah party government of the West Bank would agree to an Israeli proposal, the Hamas government of Gaza might well react with violence against both Israel and Fatah.

On the basis of what he has said publicly, one should not rely on still-Prime Minister Olmert to exploit an interregnum in order to make as-yet unheard of concessions. It is more likely that the state prosecutor and police will reach the point in their investigations where they present a bill of indictment. That would trigger Olmert's immediate resignation, and put international negotiations even further away from the politics relevant to Israel's future.

We should never say never. One day a Palestinian regime might emerge across the West Bank and Gaza that is willing to accept something like the deals that Israelis have been contemplating since 1967.

It may be too late for the Palestinians. Israel has it own advocates of total control who would not give up any of the Promised Land. At least some of those who were inclined to territorial compromise have been soured by the response of Palestinians to the withdrawal from Gaza. And some gave up on them earlier due to Intifada al-Aqsa, or previous waves of violence.

We have to live alongside the Palestinians. That does not mean that we have to trust them, yet.

The American administration that still seems intent on a quick deal is the same administration that said it was intent on bringing democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan. Were they serious in those cases, or simply trying to add a positive fillip to game plans built on violence?

We may never know what American leaders really think. We can hope that the most important Americans are not those concerned about never giving up on their goals, but who are intent in staying within the bounds of good sense. If not, we hope that Israelis will evade whatever messianic wishes come out of the White House prior to, or after, January 20, 2009.

There are four synagogues within 100 meters of my home. Not much further away, and well within the range of the muezzins' calls for prayer, are numerous mosques. Often I hear the bells from churches in the Christian quarter of the Old City about three kilometers to the south. While I do not participate regularly in religious rituals, I spend part of every Sabbath morning studying Talmud with a religious friend.

Reason, a recognition of realities, compromise, and political negotiation are prominent in my conceptions of good works. May I not be judged for blasphemy if I ask friends of all faiths to pray that God save us from those who believe in miracles.

Sharkansky is professor emeritus of political science at Hebrew University.  He may be contacted at

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Decisions continue with or without Olmert

By Shoshana Bryen

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced that he would not be a candidate in the Kadima primary election scheduled for mid-September. It is a normal parliamentary decision and has implications primarily for the longevity of the coalition government over which he presides. After the primary, the coalition may remain in place until its scheduled 2010 demise, or it may break up sooner, leading to early elections. In the world of democratic countries, it is important, but not earth shattering.

But you would think from reading the headlines that the chances for peace in the Middle East rest solely on the shoulders of Mr. Olmert and with his departure the world will be a more dangerous place.
The nervous headline on the Jewish Telegraphic Agency news wire read, "Olmert's resignation plunges Israel into era of uncertainty." The New York Times and The Washington Post echoed similar sentiments, as if the Israeli prime minister was the determinant of war and peace in the Middle East. JTA opined, "the development raised questions about how Olmert's major diplomatic initiatives will fare during this period of political transition and beyond it - including peace tracks with the Palestinians and with Syria, and the effort to halt Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program."

Let's be clear, here. The Palestinian, Syrian and Iranian issues were issues before Mr. Olmert became prime minister and they will be issues after he leaves office. Whether Israel has peace with any of them has far more to do with them, their behavior and their political choices than it does with Mr. Olmert or his successor.

Peace with the Palestinians requires that they change their belief that the existence of Israel is a mistake by the international community. Peace with Syria requires that the Damascus government give up its lucrative and politically successful relationship with Iran. Neither is likely during or after Mr. Olmert's tenure. And is there anyone who believes Mr. Olmert is working alone in "the effort halt Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program"?

Or is the inference that only Mr. Olmert wants peace with the Palestinians or the Syrians and that another Israeli prime minister, if offered a serious peace proposal, would turn it down? Or that another Israeli prime minister would not worry as much as Mr. Olmert about Iranian nuclear weapons? Or perhaps that the Iranians really only want to surrender their nuclear weapons to Mr. Olmert and, after his departure, they won't do it, or no other Israeli would accept the surrender?
It could get sillier, if we let it.

Only in a dictatorship does a change at the top shake the structure. The institutions of the Israeli government - the ministries, the Knesset, the judiciary - plus a free press and free people getting ready to vote presage stability in the most important areas of Israeli life. We have no doubt that if the Palestinians, or the Syrian or the Iranians come forward with viable proposals for peace and security, the next Israeli prime minister will be ready and able to say yes.

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

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READY FOR ALL-COMERS—The Lawrence Family JCC co-ed flag football team is ready for the
JCC Maccabi Games to begin. They've been toughening up with "two-a-days," explained below


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Co-ed flag footballers are "two-a-dayers"

By Gary Rotto

SAN DIEGO—"Two-a-days."  This is a dreaded term in the football vernacular.  It’s the time during the pre-season that teams practice twice a day.  The Lawrence Family JCC Maccabi football team is experiencing the full meaning of this term.  Coaches Chasen Booher and Shawn Sample are working the kids (shown scrimmaging at right) not unlike a high school or even a college football team.  The intent is clear:  to assure that San Diego is well represented in the upcoming football tournament which is part of the JCC Maccabi Games.

Lawrence Family JCC Maccabi teams in 24 different sports are preparing for the arrival of competitors from across the country as well as from Israel and Mexico for the 2008 JCC Maccabi Games, which will have opening ceremonies at the Cox Arena at San Diego State University tonight.  And from the look of the 19 boys and girl – yes, girl as this is co-ed football – they are enjoying their experience. 

It’s tough out there.  A receiver runs offsides before the ball is snapped and he is required to do five pushups.  The defense allows a touchdown and the whole side does 20 pushups.  Even if the results don’t show on the scoreboard, these kids will be fit!  In eleven different sports, boys and girls went through their long and grinding practices this week.

One nice concept is that if a community does not have to have a full complement to field a team, it is paired with a similarly situated community.  Several communities are operating joint teams such as the football fielded by the Raleigh, North Carolina and Atlanta , Georgia JCCs and the volleyball team comprised of players from Austin, Texas; Birmingham, Alabama; and Cincinnati, Ohio.  |

It’s a long way and an expense to come to San Diego and not everyone can afford the cost – even if scholarships are available.  So why should a child miss out because a community is unable to have a full team of its own?  Thus, communities come together in the spirit of sportsmanship.  And kids benefit from the spirit of the JCC Maccabi Games.

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A bissel sports trivia with Bruce Lowitt

CLEARWATER, Florida—Q: Marty Glickman was one of two Jewish sprinters removed from the U.S. 400-meter relay team just before the start of the race at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Germany, presumably to avoid offending Adolf Hitler. Who was the other one?

A) Sam Schwartz; B) Sam Iyam; C) Sam Stoller; D) Sam Mosburg

Background: In the mid-1930s, he was one of the best sprinters in United States. He ran the 100-yard dash in a remarkable 9.8 seconds at age 15. He later attended the University of Michigan where he became Ohio State star Jesse Owens' biggest rival in the Big Ten Conference.

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Urban Trees 5

ART ON ARTIST, ARTIST ON ART—Viviana Lombrozo's name tag at the opening of 'Urban Trees 5' bears a picture of her art piece, 'Air Filter.' At right, the artist sits on the planter containing
her creation. Aircraft carrier row can be seen across the bay.


Lombrozo's 'Air Filter' reflects skyline, role of 'urban tree' as waterfront show launched

By Donald H. Harrison

SAN DIEGO—The fifth grove of “urban trees” to be planted along one of the most heavily visited areas of San Diego’s picturesque waterfront officially was unveiled Saturday, August 2, with ceremonies outside the Cruise Ship Terminal extolling the sculptors of 31 new creations.  Among the artists feted was one particularly well known to San Diego’s Jewish community, Viviana Lombrozo.

Her work, “Air Filter,” which can be found on the embarcadero north of the Maritime Museum, will remain on display for one year’s time along with the other trees in this year’s “crop.”  A backdrop for her sculpture is North Island Naval Air Station’s aircraft carrier row, across San Diego Bay, where the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan and other major warships in the U.S. fleet make their home port.

“The  question they asked the artists was how do you envision an urban tree to be?,” Lombrozo told me as a crowd gathered under a tent to await the official launch of the exhibition by Port Commissioner Mike Najera of Chula Vista, who is chairman of the Commission’s Public Arts Commission.

 “I took that question very literally,” the artist said.  “So mine is inspired by the San Diego skyline. Before making it, I came to see the angles of the roofs, and that is what dictated the shape. And I am also very concerned about global warming and the environment, so I wanted to make a statement with my piece… I combined industrial materials like steel to create a tree and I called it ‘Air Filter,’ because that is what trees do. … I wanted people to become aware of what is the role of the trees, so I took my description very literally:  it is really an ‘urban tree.’”

As has been true since the first crop of trees sprouted in 2003, artists let their imaginations run from the representational to the abstract.  Najera, whose city is one of five that make up the San Diego Unified Port District—San Diego, Coronado, Imperial Beach and National City being the others—told the crowd:

“This year we had trees that represent life in San Diego… There is a tree of surfboards… a sun-catcher……. There are trees that celebrate new experiences.  Many of the trees celebrate nature – wildlife, the sun, the wind – I can’t think of a better place to celebrate those elements than here in San Diego.”   The commissioner, who in private life is president of the Cornerstone Building Group, said the annual “ubran trees” exhibit is becoming a major attraction for visitors that brings more people down to the water.”

I caught up with Allan Tait, the port’s Urban Tree project manager, during the reception.  “We encourage artists to submit ideas for what we call an ‘urban tree’ and we have certain parameters that we set up in our request for proposals,” he said.  " The Port provides this concrete planter base—similar to a tree planter that you might find in a city sidewalk area – and we give them a 12-foot steel pole, and they can design their art work around that.  They have to keep it within a certain size limitation for safety reasons, but other than that their creativity can run free and generally does with these exhibits.  There are all kinds of original sculptural art works that are more than just trees – they are sculptural art works in their own right. “

Tait said the level of art work has become more “sophisticated” as the competition has become better known among artists who are paid a $2,500 honorarium for placement of their trees on the public right-of-way.  At the end of the year, the artists—having benefitted from incredible exposure—are free to sell their pieces and hold onto the profits. Asking prices range from $5,000 to Lombrozo's Jewish number-sounding $18,000 to $90,000 sought by one of the artists.

“The level of craftsmanship and artistry seems to improve a little bit each year,” said Tait, whose background is in art administration. “It is hard to see trends, although every now and then there are various themes like one year a lot of people had solar lighting incorporated into their art work for some reason, then stainless steel became a very popular medium for doing the art work.  We are seeing a lot more of that now.

“This year, the proposals featured marine lifelike squid and octopuses, and we selected one for the exhibit--there is a red giant squid down by Anthony’s (a popular seafood restaurant).  Also a lot of the artists are seeing the benefit of doing kinetic art works, ones that respond to the wind and have moving features, those have become a really popular – I am seeing more of those each time too. They catch the eye, and they are sort of alive and they are fun.”

One sculpture in the current exhibit drawing attention because it was interactive was a kaleidoscopic telescope for viewing the bay.  Commissioner Najera said when he passed by it, there were ten people gathered around it, and each person stopped to play with it.

For Lombrozo, this is a new medium, and trying new modes of artistic expression has been a hallmark of a career that has seen her works permanently placed in such San Diego venues as Congregation Beth Am and Tifereth Israel Synagogue, La Jolla Country Day School, and the Burnham Institute. In Rancho Santa Margarita, California,  in neighboring Orange County, she executde ten murals depicting the values that students and their teachers at  Morasha Jewish Day School consider key to Judaism. 

The values were: community; respect; education; prayer; traditions; being a good person (menslichit); faith; the land of Israel; repairing the world; and the people of Israel (klal Yisrael).

Lombrozo and her husband, Enrique, were part of a wave of Jewish immigration from Mexico City to San Diego 30 years ago. 

She confided that she has been making art and “trouble” since she was four years old.  Her mother, who immigrated from Russia to Mexico, “discovered that I wanted to be an artist when she moved the sofa. I was probably about four, and I had created a mural behind the sofa,” Lombrozo said.

“Fortunately I had parents who were very supportive so from then on, they allowed me to paint in places that were less hidden. .. On the other hand, because my parents were immigrants, they went through hardships and they always felt that children should have a career where they can really make a living.  Art didn’t seem to them very promising. So even though they supported me doing art, they also encouraged me to do other things, for which I am grateful…. I studied to be a simultaneous interpreter/ translater, and I do that to this day.”

From childhood murals to “urban trees” involved a gradual transformation, Lombrozo said.  “As I became exposed to more media, I always became curious in wanting to explore them.  And everything I did, I loved: painting, sculpture, artist’s books, textiles…”  Her artist’s books, similar to her “Air Filter” urban tree, have a goal “to match content and form, so the content is very important.”

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Leaving matters on a positive note

By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

SAN DIEGO--Todah Rabbah to all of you who informed me of my mistake last week. The tribes of Gad and Reuben did not want to to settle on the west bank of the Jordan, but rather the east bank. That's what happens when one always has the politics of Israel on one's mind!

This week the Torah informs us of the death of Aaron, the Kohein Gadol and the brother of Moshe Rabbeinu: "Aaron the priest ascended Mount Hor at the command of the LORD and died there, in the fortieth year after the Israelites had left the land of Egypt, on the first day of the fifth month. Aaron was a hundred and twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor." (Num. 33:38-39)   

Rabbi Menachem Beker wonders why the Torah repeats that Aaron died on Mount Hor in verse 39  when it just told us this fact in verse 38.

He finds the answer in the teaching of the Rabbis. Verse 39 concludes a section of the Torah. If this section ended with the word bemoto, "when he died," the section would conclude on a sad note. To preclude ending with these sad words the Torah repeats: "...on Mount Hor."

We would do well to follow the Torah's example. When we engage in conversations with our family and friends we should never conclude with sad, angry, or unhappy words. Rather, we should conclude our conversations with words that are happy, hopeful, and upbeat.

Just as our sages urge us to greet everyone we meet with a happy and smiling face, we should leave them the same way. We want people to look forward to seeing us again and not run away because they expect that we will greet them with complaints or bad new

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

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Kaufman Appointed New Managing Editor  Of The Jewish Press
From Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1949, page 1

It is with a great deal of pleasure that we announce the appointment of Maxwell Kaufman as the new managing editor of the Southwestern Jewish Press, effective with this issue.

Mr. Kaufman, whose background {is} in social work, brings to our Jewish community newspaper a wealth of experience for the position. For the past two and a half years, Mr. Kaufman was in charge of D.P. work for the Joint Distribution Committee in Germany and Austria. Before taking this post, Kaufman was associated with the Jewish Welfare Board as director for the San Diego area and managed the largest U.S.O. in this area during the war.  He will be able to bring us authoritative analysis of the world Jewish scene.

We feel sure that Mr. Kaufman will be n asset to this newspaper and will be a driving force in organizational work from a community relations standpoint.

Mr. Kaufman deserves the support of our readers and we hope that the community will utilize his services for our mutual benefit.

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From Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1949, page 1

Beginning with the November issue, the Southwestern Jewish Press will be published every other Friday.

The subscription rate will be increased from one dollar to two dollars per year effective November 1st.  New subscriptions paid before that date will remain at the old rate of one dollar.

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New Federation Plans Survey
From Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1949, page 1

Carl Esenoff, president of the Federation of Jewish Welfare Agencies, revealed the plans of the new organization in an interview with the Jewish Press.

The main purpose of the Federation is to coordinate and unify fund raising, welfare activities and to survey the needs of the Jewish Community.

Constituent members are: Jewish Community Center Association, Jewish Welfare Society, President’s Council, San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aed, Jewish Educational Commission and the United Jewish Fund.

Mr. Esenoff stated: “Any local Jewish Welfare Organization may join the Federation my making application and submitting to an agreement jointly drawn by both parties.  Our purpose is to coordinate and unify the social, cultural, educational and welfare activities of Jewish organizations in San Diego County.”

Esenoff added: “As the Federation is in the formative stage, I intend to appoint a committee to study the direction the Survey of Community Needs will take.”  Mr. Esenoff stated that he had the chairman of this committee in mind and will soon make the announcement of his appointment.

Other officers are: First vice president, Victor Schulman; second vice president; Louis Steinmann; secretary, Mrs. Saul Chenkin, and treasurer, Abe Ratner. The date of the next meeting is not known at this time.

Editorial Page… Policy
From Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1949, page 2

Somewhere else in this issue you will find the announcement that I was appointed Managing Editor of the Southwestern Jewish Press.

Let me state at the beginning that I have known the publishers of this paper for the past five or six years and I have had more than a passing interest in their activities  and the progress of the paper. Their sincere and progressive thinking have contributed a great deal toward the development of the community.

It is our intention to run a real community newspaper.  With the help of the Jewish Community, it will reflect the life of our times and problems of our people.  To speak frankly, we cannot exist without our subscribers and our advertisers.  Our goal is to have every Jewish family as a subscriber, so that they may be honestly and intelligently informed, regarding the news of the community and the world we live in.

We need Jewish advertisers in order to support the paper and hell sell their products.  WE promise them a good return on their investment.

As for our responsibilities, please be assured, that we shall always keep in mind he trust we have:

1) To guard the general welfare of the Jewish Community.
2) To promote and support Judaism and all religious institutions.
3) To express the voice of the people.
4) To report the news honestly and fearlessly.
5) To reflect the Jewish Community to the general community as a whole
That’s enough talk!

Talk is cheap and promises are easily made.  Let’s all work together in the spirit of good will and cooperation.  We must and will have a newspaper of which we can all be proud.—M.K. {Maxwell Kaufman}

Overseas News and Views
From Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1949, page 2

By Maxwell Kaufman

When I left San Diego in January 1947 to take over my new job with the J.D.C., I knew as little about Refugees or D.P.’s as anyone, except what I read in the Jewish Press. During the next two and a half years, I lived, slept, ate and fought with Jewish Refugees from all over Europe and I learned a little about them.  I spoke only enough Yiddish to be able to say “gefulte fish” or “borscht,” but by the end of three months I could “shilte” with the best of them.

Seriously though, there was enough to rant and rave about when I got over there and found myself with more problems in one week than I had ever had in a year working with Jewish Communities.  I think it is pretty well known how well our communities are organized, but they don’t hold a candle to the Jewish D.P. Camps, which were actually communities of from 1000 to 6000 souls.

The camps were organized to run themselves with the aid of a “joint” or U.N.N.R.A. worker.  Actually the Camp was run by “The Committee” who represented “The Party.”  Each political party had a representative on the Committee which decided such vital matters as:

1) How much space to live in each person would have, (the camps were terribly overcrowded);

2) How much food each would get, (very important since there was never enough of good food and food represented money);

3) Clothes and other services which the Army, Joint or UNNRA was distributing.

As you can readily see this made the “Comitet” a very powerful factor in Camp Life. As a matter of fact, if you didn’t belong to one of the Parties, you had no chance to receive any of the above essentials.

The “Parties” ranged from revolutionary Zionist to luke warm Zionists; from extreme left Labor to right and religious groups. Fortunately, even though they fought each other bitterly, they presented a united front in dealing with the Army or the Germans. In this field of relationships, we of the “Joint” served as liaison officers and buffers between the Camps and the officials; both American and German.  It was also our job to see that food and clothing were distributed fairly and equitably.  This placed us in the position of a punching bag and everyone took a swing. If the food was inadequate or late we were blamed as Americans. If we intervened to protest an unfair distribution, we were accused of taking sides with one of the “Parties.”  If the Jews committed some act that ran counter to the policy of the Army or UNNRA, we were accused of fomenting trouble in the Camps. All in all, our life was not what you might call peaceful.  We got it from both sides. It’s like being a Liberal between a Communist and a Republican.  They both give us a bad time.

In the next issue, I shall attempt to give you a picture of life in a Jewish D.P. Camp, and the part te “Joint” worker plays in it.

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Friday-Saturday, August 1-2, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 184)

Abramson is helping to preserve the earth one diatom and polar bear at a time
by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego

Yank! A New Musical explores the travails of gays in the military during WWII by Carol Davis in San Diego
Assassins:Creepy subject, yet good musical by Cynthia Citron in Hollywood
Chapter 19 of Reluctant Martyr,
a serialized novel by Sheila Orysiek
Backroom hums as Maccabi Games near by Gary Rotto in La Jolla, California
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History

September 1949: San Diego Lasker Lodge B’nai B’rith News by Morrie Kraus
September 1949: Samuel I. Fox Lodge No. 1747, B’nai B’rith
September 1949: Kaufmans Return From Two Year European JDC Work
September 1949: Esther Weitzman Given Signal Honor

Thursday, July 31, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 183)

Peace negotiations produce little news
by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem
Temple Solel travelers inspect soldiers' quarters as part of 'Project Kibbutz'
by Ulla Hadar in Kibbutz Ruhama, Israel
How kosher was the U-T's meat coverage?
by Gary Rotto in San Diego

Thursdays with The Songs of Hal Wingard
#37, Growing Old
—#293, As People Grow Old
—#303, Home for the Aged
A literary giant emerges from self-exile by David Strom in San Diego
Basic Jewish concepts to our children—and perhaps to Chinese workers too by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History

September 1949: Make Fall Plans For Community Center
—September 1949: Closing Program Climaxes Day Camp
September 1949: Jacobson to Be Honored at N.Y. Presentation
September 1949: Men’s Club of Temple Beth Israel Holds Election of Officers

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 182)

Average Americans more resolute than Congress in responding to gasoline crisis by Shoshana Bryen in Washington, D.C.
Amid such beauty, once was such horror by Ulla Hadar in Meina, Italy
Germans paying compensation to survivors who worked in ghettos run by the Nazis
by Donald H. Harrison in La Jolla, California
The Jews Down Under,
a roundup of news in the Southern Hemisphere by Garry Fabian:
Jewish delegation greets Pope Benedict XVI in Australia during World Youth Day fete
—Warm feelings flow from World Youth Day
—Pope entertained by Jewish singers
—Community move against bogus collectors
—Educator honoured by former teacher
—Early immigration records now on line
—National Rabbinic Conference held
—Youth Movements Unite in South Australia
—The Jewish and Kosher Community of Fiji (News from 'halfway down under')
San Diego teen athletes ready to host and to compete in JCC Maccabi games next week
by Gary Rotto in San Diego
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History

August 1949: Nu by Red Borscht
August 1949: Beta Tau
August 1949:Hear About Brandeis by Sid Stokes
August 1949: Solomon Attends Youth Conference

Hanging conservative in a liberal closet by Sheila Orysiek in San Diego
Chance meeting leads to one-day, one-woman show for Israeli-born Shosh Ernst by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History

August 1949: San Diego B’nai B’rith Women
August 1949: Birdie Stodel Chapter B’nai B’rith by Jeanne Camiel
August 1949: J.W.V. Auxiliary by Binnie Brooks
August 1949: J.C.R.A. by Anna B. Brooks
August 1949: Yo-Ma-Co News by Alice Solomon

Monday, July 28, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 180)

Senator Obama in the Middle East: Part III by Shoshana Bryen in Washington D.C.
Bearing false witness: a compassionate lie
by Sheila Orysiek in San Diego
Two emotional rites in the land of the free
by Donald H. Harrison at Camp Pendleton, California
Play is searing indictment of Roosevelt and his 'accomplices' Wise and Rosenman
by Cynthia Citron in Los Angeles
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History

August 1949: JWV and Auxiliaries Convention Held
August 1949: Awards Given at Hillel Banquet
August 1949: A Miracle Conceived and Born Can Yet Become A Mirage
August 1949: Senior (Negebod) Pioneer Women

Sunday, July 27, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 179)

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
A bissel sports trivia with Bruce Lowitt
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.
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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