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Sunday, September 21, 2008

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U.S. politicians should unite against Iran
by Shoshana Bryen in Washington, D.C.


Blessings of the city and the country by Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal in San Diego

The Chasid's mistake maybe wasn't one by Rabbi Baruch Lederman in San Diego

Adventures in San Diego Jewish History

—January 27, 1950: Inside A.Z.A. by Leonard Naiman
—January 27, 1950: San Diego Bay City Bnai Brith
—January 27, 1950: Junior Matrons
—January 27, 1950: Judy Yukon Joins Quiz Kids
—January 27, 1950: Swing Your Partner

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Thalheimer flip flopped; Hillel threatens neighborhood from Alice Goldfarb Marquis, Ph.D, in La Jolla
Thalheimer article informative; will help voters from Gail Forman in San Diego


A Jew's admiration for a Catholic songwriter produced superb show by Carol Davis in Solana Beach, California


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U.S. politicians should unite against Iran

By Shoshana Bryen

WASHINGTON, D.C. —This was to have been a clarifying moment in American foreign policy.

After the distraction of the National Intelligence Estimate of November 2007, years of one-sided negotiations carried out by the EU Three and the IAEA, and hopes against experience that a government gripped by evil can be talked out of its desire and efforts to acquire the means to kill, the IAEA has thrown in the towel on Iran.* Two chilling conclusions stand out of its report: Iran is making "significant progress on developing and operating its centrifuges" (making weapons-grade uranium); and "continues to resist efforts to address substantively its alleged nuclear weapons-related work."

At this moment, Iran's president - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the Holocaust denier and inciter to genocide against the Jews of Israel - is coming to the United Nations to address the General Assembly.

It was the perfect time, then for Americans of all religions, parties and political stripes to join together to tell Ahmadinejad that we - as Americans - reject him, his government, his ideology and his threats. Enter the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, long a determined foe of Iranian nuclear aspirations. The Conference of Presidents organized a rally against Ahmadinejad and invited several important American political players - Sen. Hillary Clinton accepted several weeks ago, and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin accepted this week. Upon learning of Gov. Palin's decision to attend, Sen. Clinton withdrew. The Conference of Presidents, under pressure from the National Jewish Democratic Council, then withdrew its invitation to Gov. Palin.

Sen. Clinton's spokesman said she was concerned that the rally had become a "partisan political event" - although her own participation would have ensured the opposite. It was a "teachable moment" for Sen. Clinton, and she blew it.  

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs of Iran are engaged in warfare against the United States and American interests - not Republican interests, not Democratic interests and not President Bush. Iran funds terrorism against Israel, against Lebanon and against American soldiers because its leaders have a worldview that includes regional hegemony, nuclear weapons and a Shiite Islamic revival. It precludes the continued existence of a multi-ethnic and multi-religious Lebanon as well as the continued existence of a democractic Jewish state, and precludes continued American influence in the Sunni arc of the Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt.

Sen. Clinton's appearance at a rally with Gov. Palin would have sent a strong message to Ahmadinejad and his cronies - that Americans understand the threat and stand together against it. Instead we have divided ourselves in front of it.

* IAEA Report - "Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007) and 1803 (2008) in the Islamic Republic of Iran".

Bryen is director of special projects for the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). Her column is sponsored by Waxie Sanitary Supply in memory of Morris Wax, a longtime supporter and national board member of JINSA.

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release)—This past Monday,  middle school English classes at Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School had a visit from a best selling children's author from Scotland, Dr.

Ian Cameron. Dr. Cameron is a historical fiction novelist who writes books for young adults that teach as well as entertain.

Some of his novels include I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight, a story about John Paul Jones, and Stirling Bridge, a story about William Wallace.

After passing around copies of his books for the students to peruse, Dr. Cameron read to them from his newest novel, Jamie Scot, a story of a boy during the American Revolutionary War. Hearing a chapter from this novel was a special treat, as the book hasn't even been published yet!

It was a wonderful honor to visit with such a distinguished guest. We had a great time listening and learning aboutvarious periods in history and even had time for a few questions about publishing and writing.  What a fun day!



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Blessings of the city and the country

By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

SAN DIEGO—The Torah says: "Now, if you faithfully obey the Lord your God, to observe faithfully all His commandments which I enjoin upon you this day...Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the country." (Deut. 38:1-3)

At face value Moses is telling the Israelites that if they listen to God they will be blessed, no matter where they are or what they do. However, Jewish tradition often sees each phrase of the Torah independently from those around it. The commentators have been quick to point out that here the Torah is differentiating between the blessings people receive in the city and those they receive in the country.

The commentator Meged Yerachim writes that when the Torah says: "Blessed shall you be in the city," it specifically means "may you be blessed in having your home located next to a synagogue" (based on Yalkut Shemoni 28).  He explains: there are people who behave one way in a synagogue and another way outside. If these people live far from synagogues, they will be less likely to think about God and less inclined to allow the values of the synagogue and Judaism to alter their behavior. However, if they live close to a synagogue they will be more cognizant of God's Presence and behave accordingly. (Iturei Torah, Deut., p. 162)

Anshei K'far offers two other interpretations. The first one is literal. Rabbi Yitzchak says "Blessed shall you be in the city" means that you will be blessed for the mitzvot that are performed in a city, such as the taking of challah, wearing tzitzit (a tallit), building a Sukkah, and lighting Shabbat candles. "Blessed shall you be in the country" refers to the mitzvot that one performs in the field: leaving the fallen produce and the corners of your field for the poor.

The second is midrashic. A person should never say "If God had given me a field I would have offered God gifts from its produce. But because He has not, I cannot afford to give tzedakah."

God would say to such a person: "See what I have written in my Torah: 'Blessed shall you be in the city"-these are the blessings for those who live in the city, and "Blessed shall you be in the country"-these are the blessings for those who live in the country and own fields.

The Chatam Sofer explained: there are spiritual benefits for those who live in cities, such as having close neighbors and having a regular  minyan with which to daven, and there are deficits, such as the number of people with whom one comes in contact makes it easier to sin through gossip, theft, or subterfuge.

Similarly, there are benefits to living in the country: the isolation makes it harder to gossip, steal, or mislead others. But there are also deficits: it is much harder to perform acts of tzedakah and deeds of lovingkindness when you live in isolation.

This is why the Torah says: "Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the country." It means: "May God bless you with best attributes of city and country dwellers. May you always act toward your fellow Jew and fellow human being with kindness, charity, and love, and may you stay far from deceit, gossip, and uncivil behavior" (Otzar Chaim, Deut. p. 160)

Rabbi Rosenthal, spiritual leader of Tifereth Israel Synagogue in San Diego, may be contacted at rabbi@tiferethisrael.com

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The Chasid's mistake maybe wasn't one

By Rabbi Baruch Lederman

SAN DIEGO—Parshas Ki Savo prophesies the destruction of the great Jewish temple in Jerusalem, the Bais Hamikdash. After the Romans laid siege to the city, the Roman General told Rabban Yochanan ben Zachai that the Romans were going forward with their attack on Jerusalem, but that he would grant him a request. Rav Yochanan ben Zachai responded that he would like the academy of Yavneh and its sages spared, the Davidic line preserved, and for doctors to treat Rav Tzaddok.

The Talmud asks why didn't Rav Yochanan ask that the Bais Hamikdash be spared. The Talmud answers, "Maishiv chachamim achur vidaatom yisochel." "G-d takes away  wisdom from the wise." - meaning that G-d in His infinite wisdom caused Rav Yochanan to make a mistake, because the destruction of the Temple, as tragic as it was, was part of Hashem's master plan.

Mottel Zuckerbrod (not real name) of Williamsburg Brooklyn was the proud father of a bouncing baby boy. There was some discussion about the naming of the baby. Mottel wanted to name the baby Chaim after a member of his side of the family. His wife wanted to name the baby Reuvain after a member of her side of the family. They discussed and agreed on the name Reuvain.

At the bris, the Rabbi chanted the baby naming blessing and asked Mottel for the name. Mottel, although he intended to give the name Reuvain, blurted out the name Chaim. The Rabbi chanted. "His name shall be known as Chaim."

Mottel felt terrible and bewildered. He didn't know how the name Chaim came out of his mouth. He had agreed to the name Reuvain and fully intended to give that name. His wife
and her family weren't too thrilled about it either.

Chaim grew up and eventually met a lovely girl, who like him was from a devout Chassidic family. They are now happily married and have their own little Chassidic family. The  remarkable thing about this story is that Chaim's father-in-law is named Reuvain. Chassidim are very strict not to make a shidduch (match) between and boy and a girl whose father  has the same name as the boy. Had it not been for Mottel's inexplicable mistake years before, this wonderful shidduch never would have taken place.

I heard the foregoing true story from Rabbi Paysach Krohn. It illustrates what Rabbi Moshe Chait shlit"a always says, "Even mistakes are bashert." Sometimes we kick ourselves because we made a mistake. It could very well be that that mistake was part of Hashem's master plan.

Dedicated by Dr. Leonard Antick in memory of his wife MayBeth Rosenberg Antick, and his parents Frank & Ruth Antick.

Rabbi Lederman is spiritual leader of Congregation Kehillas Torah in San Diego. He may be contacted at rbl613@nethere.com


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Thalheimer flip flopped; Hillel threatens neighborhood

Editor, San Diego Jewish World:

Your puff piece for Mr. Thalheimer makes his  flip-flop on the Hillel project sound reasonable. He was opposed last time  around, and now he's not. Aside from his views, nothing has changed. The  project's impact on the neighborhood would still be horrendous -- 40 parking  space for a
structure with a 200-seat auditorium, a portion of a busy public  street privatized, aggravated
parking problems in the neighborhood and increased  noise from student activities.
Mr. Thalheimer does not live in this neighborhood.  I do. The land was sold to Hillel illegally, without bid, and for a price far  lower than other bidders would have paid, had they known it was for sale. There  are two active synagogues within a two-block walk to the campus. Hillel could  easily
hold its functions at one or the other.

This is not a Jewish issue; it is a neighborhood  planning issue, which is how Sherri Lightner saw it. Every local planning agency  rejected the plan unanimously. Only the city council, led by lame duck president  Scott Peters approved it.

Please save our neighborhood,

Alice  Goldfarb Marquis, PhD
La Jolla, California

Thalheimer article informative; will help voters

Editor, San Diego Jewish World:

Jack and I both were really impressed with this article. It was informative and very significant since we vote in Thalheimer's district. Thanks for a thoughtful exploration of the facts and a chance to learn more about Thalheimer.

Gail Forman
San Diego

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Inside A.Z.A.
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 27, 1950, page 7

By Leonard Naiman

An installation of Officers was held on Tuesday, January 17th.  Members of the B’nai B’rith participated in the ceremony with the presidents of the two Lodges, Morrie Kraus of Lasker Lodge and Ernest Green of Samuel I. Fox Lodge as installing officers.  Several B’nai B’rith members were present at the pre-installation dinner.  They were, Jerry Freidman, Marshall Naiman, Oscar Saul, Bert Strauss, Harry Wax and Edward Solomon.

We, of the Chapter are proud of our new administration. This can be justified by our plans for the future.

Our Chapter received the National All-Around Chapter and B’nai B’rith Cooperation Award.  We feel proud to have received this award.

Last year, a social event was held that met with so much success, we decided to make it an annual affair. To start off our chapter’s social events for the year it was decided to hold our second annual mountain party, Sun., Feb. 5th.   All those attending are assured of a good time.

Limber up your pitching arm, boys, that grand old pastime is coming back in a few months… No, it’s not horseshoes… guess again… baseball, that’s the answer. But we don’t have to wait a few months for the season to start. Beta Tau challenged us for a game on Sunday, January 29th, we accepted, and our softball game is all ready to go.  The game will be played at central School, 4063 Polk Ave.  Why not come out and root for the home team…the best…AZA of course.

That’s all the Chapter news for now. Be active, support your new officers.

San Diego Bay City Bnai Brith
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 27, 1950, page 7

The San Diego Bay City B’nai B’rith women will hod its first institution and installation of officers on Sunday, January 29th, in the Don Room of the El Cortez Hotel. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the institution and installation of officers immediately following will be conducted by Mrs. Bernard Lavine, president of B’nai B’rith womens Grand Lodge No. 4 and Mrs. Mae Kudler, second vice president of B’nai B’rith women’s Grand Lodge. Assisting will be Miss Evelyn Maron, president of the Wilshire Chapter; Mrs. Louis Kash, Chapter expansion Chairman of the Grand Lodge and Miss Polly Davidson, executive secretary of the Grand Lodge.

The following committee in charge is extending every effort to make this affair one of the outstanding events of the year: Mrs. Sidney Kaufman, institution ad installation; Mrs. David Schloss, dinner and reservations; Mrs. Tom Turner, decorations and corsages; Mrs. George Stanley, entertainment and Mrs. Victor Weiss invitations.

This chapter which now is to be instituted had its beginnings on May 3, 1949 when a group of six women met in the hope of forming another Chapter of B’nai B’rith women to meet the local need.

The San Diego chapters of B’nai B’rith women work with Hillel, Anti-defamation, B’nai B’rith Youth organizations, Boy Scouts and participation in all civic and community projects.

Soap to the needy children of Europe through “Care” has recently been sent by this Chapter, help with the Chest X-Ray Campaign and the current March of Dimes is receiving solid support.

The San Diego Bay City B’nai B’rith women extend a cordial welcome to all who are interested in attending the dinner, institution and installation of officers. Reservations are being taken by Mrs. David Schloss, J-2825 and Mrs. Victor Weiss, T-4571.

The welcoming address will be given by Councilman Charles Dail.  Dinner music will be provided by the David Barker Quintet. Following the institution and installation of officers the evening will be devoted to dancing.

Junior Matrons
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 27, 1950, page 7

The Junior Matrons will hold their installation of officers on January 31st at Valle’s at 12:30 .

Rabbi Monroe Levens will be the guest speaker and will install the following officers: President, Mrs. Martin Borenstein; Vice President, Mrs. George Burnett; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Morris Wax; Recording Secretary, Mrs. David Sugerman; Treasurer, Mrs. George Starr.

Appointed officers are Ways and Means Chairman, Mrs. Philip Rand; Social Service Chairman, Mrs. Jack Stern.

Judy Yukon Joins Quiz Kids
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 27, 1950, page 7

Miss Judy Yukon, daughter rof Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Yukon of 2251 Reo Drive, National City, was chosen to represent the Lincoln Junior Senior High School where she is a student, on the San Diego Quiz Kids program.

Judy made such an excellent showing that she will be back on the air Sunday, January 22nd, to continue the battle of wits.

Swing Your Partner
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 27, 1950, page 7

“Do si do”—if you are fifteen years of age and up, it’s “Square Dance Time” at 8:00 p.m. this Saturday night, January 29th, at the Temple Center, Third and Laurel Sts.

Fun for all is guaranteed at this snappy session of square dance frolics under the skilled calling and instruction of Harry Hakam. These dances are a part of a series being sponsored by the Jewish Community Center.

Join in the thrill that’s sweepin’ the nation
Yep—this square dancing’s quite a sensation
Come on down and bring all your friends,
We promise an evening of fun no end.

This Saturday nite—8:00 p.m. – Temple Center.

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A Jew's admiration for a Catholic
songwriter produced superb show

By Carol Davis
SOLANA BEACH, California —I often wonder what chemistry brings ideas and people together. Thank goodness it does though.

Take for instance Jacques Brel and Mort Shuman who lived worlds apart from each other both in their upbringing and ethnicity.  Brel was born in Belgium in 1929 and was an Atheist (lapsed Catholic). He was expected follow in his father’s footsteps working in the cardboard factory his father co-owned. Not satisfied with that work he joined the Catholic-humanist youth organization where he sang and acted. In the early fifties he gained minor success in Belgium writing and singing his own songs.

He later moved to Paris where he gave guitar lessons to pay his rent. Needless to say he moved up big time in 1956-’57. His style changed from troubadour to more complex and serious themes. It was while touring in Europe he met up with Maurice Chevalier and Michel Legrand and appeared with them in a show that his career really took off. 

Shuman was born in Brooklyn in 1936 to Jewish immigrant parents. He studied at the New York Conservatory, but felt rejected by his peers there. He identified more with the Black Community in Harlem where his true education came into play with the R&B clubs. When Elvis recorded his song “Surrender” and he started his rise to success he was eighteen. When he met fellow songwriter Doc Pomus the two began a songwriting partnership writing such songs as “Save The Last Dance For Me” and “Sweets For My Sweet” (Drifters), “Little Sister” (Elvis), and “Teenager In Love” (Dion and the Belmonts).

He later went on to pen songs for Janis Joplin, Andy Williams, and the Small Faces. But when he heard the music of Jacques Brel in 1966 he moved to France and began translating Brel’s work into English. Some say he had an epiphany when he heard Brel’s work he was so smitten with it. In 1968 he translated and adapted Brel’s music and songs and used them as the basis for his successful musical revue, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. While in Paris Shuman became a star in his own right when some of his French language songs became hits.

Brel’s music is recognizable mostly through translations sung by Scott Walker and Judy Collins (a favorite of mine and my husband’s), David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Rod McKuen, Dusty Springfield and when Terry Jacks recorded Brel’s  “Seasons in the Sun” it became a ‘global pop hit in 1974 topping the charts locally and internationally’.

Over the years Brel abandoned his Catholic-humanist beliefs and with that change his music about love, death, war and life’s struggles became his main focus. His music became grimmer, more diverse and complex and at times humorous in a satirical and bitter way. 

North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach, under the direction of artistic director David Ellenstein, is mounting as its twenty-seventh season opener Eric Blau and Mort Shuman’s off Broadway hit Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris. Ellenstein, I learned from the intro in the Playbill, is one of the many Brel junkies who, over the years, collected his records and cassettes finally switching to CD’s. Hopefully they will last a bit longer without wearing out.

Opening night at Jacque Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris was like a celebration, a party of sorts. While not quite ready for prime time, by now it should be a well-oiled showstopper. Four very talented actors Jason Maddy, Jen Grinels, Courtney Corey and Robert Grossman (as they appear in the Aaron Rumley photo to the right) along with musicians Steven Withers on Piano, Tom Versen on Percussion and Fred Ubaldo, Jr. on Bass strolled on stage (Mary Burnett’s design reflect Brel’s songs) and remained there for the entire evening.

The Brel revue, now 40 years old, has as much going for it on the music side as well as with the talented cast at NCR. It’s not a piece for everyone, but the company does give it their all. For some who may be familiar with a few songs here and there, it’s a good reminder. For those who never experienced Brel, it’s a good introduction into artist’s musings.

In no particular order each of the cast members amble out, cross the stage share numbers or solo it, strum the guitar or not, singing one song after another be it tango, bolero, ballad or rock. There is no stopping in between. Some of the music is more familiar than others. Those songs that are not recognizable are as entertaining as those that are because of the style and casualness of the set up. If you listen closely to the words, you can have a better understand of the artist.

One of the surprises for me was the talented Robert Grossman seen often on the stage of NCR in mostly serious roles. He was in The Chosen, Breaking Legs and Tuesdays With Morrie to name a few. Unbeknownst was Grossman’s other talent and that is as an urban folksinger since his teens. He is wonderfully talented making every number he sang look as easy as well, living in the Paris countryside. With his white hair pulled back into a ponytail and dressed like a Bohemian (Peter Herman) he looked as if he was in his glory. No doubt that twinkle on his face and in his eyes told us he was enjoying himself as much as we were watching him.

Courtney Corey (just finishing up her gig in the LA production of Wicked) sang “Marieke” just beautifully. Her voice is just right for that number. Interestingly enough, “Marieke” is one of his more popular tones. It was recorded (one version) in Flemish as well as French. Brel loved the ‘Flemish countryside but also mocked the Flemish rustic life.’ He disliked their nationalism and later in his career, in one of his songs, he accused them of being ‘Nazis during the war and Catholics in between’. Brel’s dislike of them stemmed from the fact that the Nazis occupied Belgium for four or five years of his life while he was growing up in Belgium. Needless to say, after a long debate, the song was banished from the air there.

Another of my favorites is “Ne Me Quitte Pas” which has been mistranslated into English as “If You Go Away,” rather than "Don't Leave Me." It was performed by Jenn Grinels on guitar and she was perfect. I don’t speak very muchFrench, but you didn’t have to know the language to understand the meaning. She had everyone spellbound whether we knew French or not. Jason Maddy rounds out the foursome. He adds youth, perhaps the young Jacques Brel, and a strong voice to the foursome.

All in all there are 27 numbers finishing up with the entire cast singing “If We Only Have Love”. Brel hated war, yet he wrote songs about it. He was passionate about it. His military stint and his songs reflect how we all get caught up in the language of war. How fitting it is that his is a memory of a long ago war, applied yet to a new generation of warriors and wars. “If we only have love we can melt all the guns and give the new world to our daughters and sons.” Sounds like a plan to me.

Jacque Brel died in 1978 at age 49. His music is still alive and well thanks to David Ellenstein and the rest of the Brel groupies.

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris continues through Oct. 5.

See you at the theatre.


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Q: Who played tight end for Ohio State University (1980-1983) and the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers (1984-1988), scoring a touchdown on Monday Night Football with his first NFL reception?

(a) Julian Frankel
(b) Felix Frankfurter
(c) John Frank
(d) Victor Frankenstein

Background: He was a Rhodes Scholar nominee his senior year and a three-time Academic All-America at Ohio State. He won two Super Bowl rings with the 49ers, then retired, returned to Ohio State, and received his doctor of medicine degree in 1992.

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Issue Dedication: Today's edition of San Diego Jewish World is dedicated with birthday wishes to Okoronkwo Umeham, husband of our contributor Gail Umeham. Like us, Okoronkwo is interested in exploring the many historic and cultural links between the Igbo people of Nigeria and the Jews.

Sports Trivia Answer: (c) John Frank




Friday, September 19, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 226)

Chance meeting in San Diego topic of amazement in Kibbutz Kfar Aza
by Ulla Hadar in Kfar Aza, Israel

Jewish advocate for Mt. Soledad Cross seeks community votes in council race
by Donald H. Harrison

Archeologists debate Tanakh's accuracy
by Fred Reiss in Winchester, California

January 27, 1950: Jewish Labor Committee
January 27, 1950: Birdie Stodel Bnai Brith. Chapt. No. 92
January 27, 1950: Jewish War Veterans San Diego Post 185 Auxiliary
January 27, 1950: Hadassah

Temple of Dreams poem wins praise, from Susan D. Rhea in San Diego
White Privilege' essay delights Obama supporter, from Fran Sesti in Carlsbad, California

Jewish Community Center: JCC Holiday Hours Reminder
Jewish Community Foundation: Ways that you may contribute for the relief of Hurricane Ike victims

Thursday, September 18, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 225)

‘White Privilege’ in the United States
by Tim Wise in Topeka, Kansas

The Akedah and my gay life decision
by David Benkof in New York

Children begin tiling Seacrest's Viterbi Wall at intergenerational barbecue by Gerry Greber in Encinitas, California

Dreamgirls soars in S.D. Musical Theatre Co. production at the San Diego Rep by Carol Davis in San Diego

Thursdays With the Songs of Hal Wingard:
—#19, Young Hawks
—#227, Love Can Grow
—#325, Oh, oh, Love

—January 27, 1950: Jewish War Veterans
—January 27, 1950: S.D. Hebrew Home For the Aged
—January 27, 1950: Cottage of Israel
—January 27, 1950: Paole Zion

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 (Vol. 2, No 224)

JAFI is revitalizing the Zionist Dream
by Zeev Bielski in Jerusalem
The Jews Down Under,
a roundup of Australian Jewish News by Garry Fabian in Melbourne:
—Roozendaal sworn in as NSW Treasurer
—Younger Australians have less favoured view of Israel
—Australian Jewish News wins national award
—Jewish Business Tribunal comes closer to reality
—National community survey launched
—The Tax Man at the Shabbat Table
—Adelaide congregation marks 160th anniversary
Jewish Farewell for Governor-General
—Calling all Genealogists
—Appeal for Assault Victim
—A Guiding Light in Beijing
—Something in a Lighter Vein

Why I won't vote for Barack Obama
, commentary by Isaac Yetiv in La Jolla, California

Students, celebrities decorate ceramic butterflies for SDJA's Holocaust project by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego

—January 27, 1950: Who’s New? (Maybe They Came From Your Home Town)
— January 27, 1950: Morgenthau To Make ‘Report to Nation’ On Coast to Coast Telephone Hookup, Jan. 31st
— January 27, 1950: Jewish Community Center by Lou Mogy
—January27, 1950:  Pioneer Women (Negba) Club

Reserve Now for Seacrest Village Retirement Community Anniversary Gala

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 (Vol. 2, No 223)

A conversation with Andrew Viterbi, National Medal of Science laureate
by Donald H. Harrison in La Jolla, California

Parents urge "No on 8 Vote" to protect same-gender marriages in Californi
a from Carl & Marilyn Hansen in San Diego


Temple of Dreams, a poem by Sara Appel-Lennon inspired by last Sunday's dedication of Temple Emanu-El
Rescue of Yemenite Jews recounted in "The Prophecy of Elijah" by Cantor Sheldon Merel in San Diego
Vagina Monologues playwright looks up to stomachs in The Good Body, now at Rep by Carol Davis in San Diego

—January 27, 1950: Have You Had Your Chest X-Rayed
—January 27, 1950: Letters to the Editor
—January 27, 1950: Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood
—January 27, 1950: J.C.R.A.

Monday, September 15, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 222)

Temple Emanu-El dedicates new sanctuary; congregants return to Del Cerro home by Sheila Orysiek in San Diego
Jewish moments with 2 retired journalists
by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego

Envisioning U.S.-Iran nuclear nightmare, book review by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego

—January 27, 1950: UJF Drive Date Set
—January 27, 1950: Where Does the Money Go {Editorial}
—January 27, 1950: United Jewish Fund
—January 27, 1950: Overseas News and Views by Maxwell Kaufman

Tifereth Israel Synagogue: Rabbi Rosenthal to lead trip to Israel for Tel Aviv's 100th birthday!

Sunday, September 14, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 221)

Jewish auxiliary groups of Democrats and Republicans in battle to define Sarah Palin
spin doctoring by the Democratic National Jewish Caucus and the Republican Jewish Coalition.

—Solel offers variety of Jewish choices
by Donald H. Harrison in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
—Torah demands accurate weights, measures
by Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal in San Diego
—When the kind lady was locked out
by Rabbi Baruch Lederman in San Diego

My Money, Your Money, or Ours
by Natasha Josefowitz in La Jolla,California

A bissel sports trivia
with Bruce Lowitt in Oldsmar, Florida

—January 13, 1950: Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood
—January 13, 1950: Temple Beth Israel
—January 13, 1950: Tifereth Israel News
—January 13, 1950: Congregation Beth Jacob

Students pay Labor Day tribute to San Diego Jewish Academy’s silent heroes

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