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Middle East

Zbig's efforts to accommodate Iranian mullahs didn't work then; won't work now by Shoshana Bryen in Washington D.C.

Author asserts Palestinians' ancestors converted under pressure from Judaism by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego


The Sinai and the modesty commandment by Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal in San Diego

Yes, she was Jewish, but she had to ask her father what Yom Kippur was all about
by Rabbi Baruch Lederman in San Diego

The Arts

'La Jolla North' at the Statford Festival with Des McAnuff; Shaw Festival also pleases by Carol Davis in Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Adventures in San Diego Jewish History

November 7, 1946: Junior Charity League
November 7, 1946: Relatives Sought
December 12, 1946: Maxwell Kaufman To Be Honored At Dinner

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Zbig's efforts to accommodate Iranian mullahs didn't work then; won't work now

By Shoshana Bryen

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Writing in The Washington Post, former National Security Advisor and now Obama campaign advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski suggested the United States enter negotiations with Iran.

A successful approach to Iran has to accommodate its security interests and ours... Given Iran's stated goals - a nuclear power capability but not nuclear weapons, as well as an alleged desire to discuss broader U.S.-Iranian security issues - a realistic policy would exploit this opening to see what it might yield. The United States could... negotiate, either on the basis of no preconditions by either side (though retaining the right to terminate the negotiations...); or negotiate on the basis of an Iranian willingness to suspend enrichment in return for simultaneous U.S. suspension of major economic and financial sanctions... there is no credible reason to assume that the traditional policy of strategic deterrence, which worked so well in U.S. relations with the Soviet Union and with China...would not work in the case of Iran... (This) could help bring Iran back into its traditional role of strategic cooperation with the United States in stabilizing the Gulf region. Eventually, Iran could even return to its long-standing and geopolitically natural pre-1979 policy of cooperative relations with Israel. One should note also in this connection Iranian hostility toward al-Qaeda, lately intensified by al-Qaeda's Web-based campaign urging a U.S.-Iranian war...

cbiIt may be quibbling to point out that Iran's "stated goals" may not be its real goals. Or that China and the USSR were traditional powers but Iranian revolutionaries are both transnational and apocalyptic. Or that Iran's "traditional role," including cooperation with Israel, was a function of the Shah. Or that Iran has been talking to al Qaeda about cooperation in Iraq. But it surely is not quibbling to point out that we've been there, done that and it didn't work.

In October of 2007, JINSA was honored to present our 25th Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. In the course of his very eloquent remarks, he discussed the "the elusive Iranian moderate."

I remember back to November 1, 1979, when then-National Security Advisor Brzezinski was in Algiers... While we were there, the Iranian delegation asked to meet with (him). Brzezinski offered the Iranians - their prime minister and defense and foreign ministers - recognition of their revolution, continuation of their partnership that had existed under the Shah - including military assistance to the new government, and focus on a common foe to Iran's north - the Soviet Union. They weren't interested. They only wanted us to give them the dying Shah. Brzezinski refused, finally saying that to return the Shah would be incompatible with our national honor. That ended the meeting.
Three days later came word that our embassy in Tehran had been seized, and two weeks after that, the prime minister and defense and foreign ministers with whom we had met were out of their jobs and/or in jail. Thus began my now 28-year-long quest for the elusive Iranian moderate. We should have no illusions about the nature of this regime or its leaders - about their designs for their nuclear program, their willingness to live up to their rhetoric, their intentions for Iraq, or their ambitions in the Gulf.

The problem is not in talking to Iran - the Bush Administration does and the Europeans do and the IAEA does. The problem is ascribing to them goals and objectives that are ours, not theirs.

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


Author asserts Palestinians' ancestors converted under pressure from Islam

Brother Shall Not Lift Sword Against Brother: The Roots and Solution to the Problem in the Holy Land, by Tsvi Misinai, Liad Publishing, 2008, ISBN 1-4196-8900-2 9781419689000.

By Donald H. Harrison

SAN DIEGO—Author Tsvi Misinai, founder of Sapiens International Corporation, thinks and writes like a software engineer.  This makes for some slow reading, but his conclusions are important and well-worth considering.

Through demographic surveys— the validity of which I have no capacity to judge—Misinai concludes that the people who today call themselves Palestinians are not of Arab ethnic stock, but are themselves descendants of the People of Israel.  He contends that their ancestors were Jews who converted to Islam under pressure from the advancing Arab armies.  They are what you might call the "Conversos" of the Middle East.

In response to the many dispersions, conquests, and forced conversions that beset the People of Israel, according to Misinai, two major groupings emerged.  There were those who kept their religion, but left their land—the Jews of the Diaspora, in other words—and those who stayed in the land, but were forced to give up their religion—the Palestinians.   In addition, there were relatively small communities of Jews and Samaritans who managed to keep both their religion and their land as well.

It is no accident, contends Misinai, that there has been a historic distrust between Arabs—that is people who are descended from the tribes of the Arabian peninsula—and the Palestinians, who sometimes are called “Arab Jews.”   He says that they are different peoples, whereas Jews and Palestinians, notwithstanding their differences in religion, are the same people.

Furthermore, he contends,  Palestinian family histories are filled with references to Jewish customs that they once followed, and in some cases continue to follow.  But, knowledge of their ancestry has been suppressed among Palestinians, who fear that in order to be accepted in the Arab world, they must be extinguish any trace of their Jewish past.

After stating his thesis, Misinai then considers the policy implications of Jews and Palestinians really being the same people.  He recommends that massive efforts be undertaken to educate Jews and Palestinians about their common roots, and that Palestinians who acknowledge their ancestry and desire to make common cause with their fellow People of Israel be accepted into Israeli society.  There should be no requirement in Misinai’s view that the Palestinians change their religion, only that —like Druse and Bedouins—they pledge their loyalty to the State of Israel, and declare themselves unaffilated with the Arab world.

The solution Misinai envisions rejects the notion of a new Palestinian state, and instead calls for the reunification of the People of Israel within a single state covering both Israel and what are now known as the Palestinian territories.

The question that the book cannot answer is if Misinai’s thesis is correct, would we Jews be more willing to accept Palestinians within Israel (assuming they pledged their loyalty) then we are today?  If we found out that the “other” really are the same as “us,” would it make a difference to us?

And would it make a difference to the Palestinians?

You can’t help but be intrigued by the questions.

Harrison, editor and publisher of San Diego Jewish world, may be reached at

TWO THEATRES, TWO FESTIVALS—Carol Davis, drama critic for San Diego Jewish World, visited
the Avon Theatre in Stratford, Ontario, and the Shaw Festival at Niagara on the Lake


'La Jolla North' at the Statford Festival with Des McAnuff; Shaw Festival also pleases

By Carol Davis

STRATFORD, Ontario, Canada— The one and only time it rained while I was in Canada was on a trip here. I’m not going to complain because as much as we talked about the weather to everyone we met; for the most part it was very mild. Growing up in Massachusetts doesn’t necessarily prepare one for winters in Canada, but on the calendar it was spring and I was ready. Overall, a light jacket was the order of the day. I wore a heavier jacket once for a trip to Niagara Falls, which I will rave about later.

Once we arrived at Stratford the rains had stopped and we headed directly to the theatre to ‘check’ it out, pick up tickets to both the Festival Stage and The Avon Stage where Romeo and Juliet and The Music Man respectively were in previews. We had to hurry to our little Swan Motel ‘down the way a piece’ on Downey Street. We were scheduled to see “Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man that afternoon.  

The settlement of Stratford took place in 1828 but it wasn’t until 1854 that it was incorporated into a village and ultimately became a town 1859 when it was divided into five wards- Avon, Falstaff, Hamlet Romeo and Shakespeare. These were named for and reinforced, the Shakespeare connection. Each ward eventually had its own school named for the ward. They weren’t kidding around with those names.

In 1864 Stratford held a Shakespearean tercentenary celebration in Shakespeare Place to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday. In 1953 the Stratford Shakespearean Festival began and a permanent home was constructed in 1957. In 1985 a $3 million addition to the Festival Theatre was added allowing facilities, including artists and administrative personnel to be located in one of the largest backstage areas in North America.

In 1993 the Stratford Festival was named the Canadian Attraction or Event of the year by Canadian Travel and Tourism Council. Once again in 1997 the theatre underwent major changes adding larger seats, reducing seating capacity from 2,200 seats to 1,824. It was in this beautiful facility that we saw Romeo and Juliet directed by former artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse, Des McAnuff.  McAnuff, sole director of the Festival Theatre, will be focusing on an all-Shakespeare season.

For this production, McAnuff has Nikki M. James playing Juliet. James was with him at the Playhouse in The Wiz for which she won an award from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle. Also working with McAnuff is another San Diegan, Michael Roth who composed the music for “Romeo,: Roth worked with McAnuff on other projects over the years. I bumped into him at the gift shop while we were waiting for the curtain at “The Music Man”. Not surprisingly, I also bumped into another past associate of the Playhouse, Robert Blacker who was Dramaturge at the Playhouse and is now at Stratford for the season. Speaking with McAnuff during intermission, he referred to his little dream team from San Diego as La Jolla North.  

Today the town has four permanent venues: the Festival Theatre, The Avon Theatre, the Tom Patterson Theatre and the Studio Theatre. This year an outdoor venue is planned. The Avon, where we saw The Music Man is to host to various musicals while the Tom Patterson and Studio Theatres will continue to showcase world premieres and different Shakespeare and other playwrights' works. All in all, by season's end, no less than 16 plays (if I counted correctly) will be playing in repertory. I now understand why the owner of the Swan Motel, where we stayed, was referring reservation requests to other hotels and motels in the area during the months of July and August, when the Festival is in full force. The Festival opens in April and continues into November.

While theatre is most likely the main reason for a visit to Stratford, there are a variety of other sights in and around the areas including Shakespeare Gardens, Millenium Park, the Swans of Stratford, Meadow Rue Corner, Birnam Wood Arboretum, and a stroll along the Avon River where swans, ducks and geese share a common playground.

Needless to say there is a restaurant to satisfy everyone’s pallet. We were fortunate enough to make our way into a small place on Wellington Street. called Rene’s Bistro, formerly called Five Senses.  Owned and operated by Chef Rene’ Delafranier, we had the best meal on our trip, up to that point and beyond. As a point of interest I asked the chef, a charming and hands-on young man, where he attended school. His reply was the Stratford School of Culinary Arts. It looks like they have it all there!

We left Stratford with fond memories regretting much we didn’t see and headed to Niagara to see the Great Falls and The Shaw Festival at Niagara on the Lake. The only thing I can say without going on for the next few days about Niagara Falls, which I had never seen before, was that I was completely overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of that awesome body of water.

It was almost like a religious experience feeling the thunder of the falling water, the mist splashing back at you (rather heavily) and the ever present rainbow all the while being at the base of the Falls in one of the little Maid of the Mist Boats that most folks take out to get a closer look. Trying to protect oneself with the plastic covering which is included in the price of the ride, it becomes evident after approaching the Falls that wet is what you’ll get regardless the plastic protection. So grin and bear it! The next morning we went to the IMax theatre to see the movie about the history, fact and myth, of the falls. If you’ve not been, please do so.

One thing I did omit telling you was the gambling. I actually had a winning streak of about five minutes while visiting the Niagara Casinos. Just so we can be clear however, I never took a loony of it home!  Moving along, now.

Thirty minutes out of Niagara Falls along a beautifully landscaped route takes you to Niagara on the Lake and the Shaw Festival. Originally established as part of a portage route around Niagara Falls in the mid 1700’s the area had its share of occupations including the French, British and Americans. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War a group of British loyalists and homeless American refugees loyal to Britain settled in to what was then called the settlement of Newark, which later became the capital of Upper Canada.

Throughout the years the area prospered and then faded and in the 1960’s the birth of the Shaw Festival‘injected a cultural and economic vitality into the town that continues today. From this vacationer's perspective, the area is a perfect get-a-way. The town is quaint, easy to navigate with its lovely coiffed streets, specialty stores, and restaurants galore (what else?) and of course theatre. The scale of the Shaw Festival is much smaller than that of the Stratford and many of the locals, including our friend Bernie Farber, the CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress, say that they prefer going there to Stratford because of its smallness, the wine country and the restaurants. Not being of the local gentry, we enjoyed both equally.

Again, the good people of Canada put their money where their art is and in 2005 completed a successful $30 million campaign for the renovation and expansion of the Festival Theatre, the first phase of such an undertaking in the Shaw’s 43-year history. So dedicated are these patrons, that one of the local residents made a personal donation of one million dollars. That’s what I call commitment. We should mention at this time that our own Joan and Irwin Jacobs, Iris and Matt Strauss and The Lipinsky’s who, along with other prominent Jewish philanthropists of San Diego have made similar gestures. To all these generous families, we are grateful for their support of the arts. They are our Arts Heroes.

At The Shaw Festival, we again saw one musical and one dramatic production; Wonderful Town with book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, (sounds like a Who’s Who in Jewish theatre) and Lillian Hellman’s Little Foxes respectively.  The one recognizable song from “Town”, “Ohio”, is a showstopper. The play was later adapted to a movie some might recall, My Sister Eileen. It also has a few other catchy tunes and dance numbers, but since both shows were in previews, I’ll not comment on the values of either. That said we were not disappointed.

It was interesting to note that at both festivals none of the theaters was in a complex. The Old Globe has all three theatres in one location as do the Playhouse and outh Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa and the Music Center in L.A. In contrast, all the theatres in Canada of both festivals are located blocks away from each other. We saw Wonderful Town at the larger 856-seat proscenium house or Festival Theatre and Foxes is at the Royal George Theatre, a little gem of an old but beautiful building that was acquired in 1980. The Royal George is in the heart of town while the Festival Theatre is a slight walk in the other direction.  There is also a third theatre, The Court House Theatre, which we did not see.

Where Stratford is dedicated to Shakespeare, The Shaw Festival is “the only theatre in the world that specializes exclusively in plays by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries, and in plays about the period of Shaw’s lifetime." According to one critic, “Shaw is the shining jewel in Canada’s Festival Crown." I can say ditto to both theatres. My experiences in and at each venue were all that I had expected. From my hosts including the theatre staff, directors on down to the ushers to the company, I have never felt more welcomed. BTW, The Shaw also will run eleven plays in repertory at their three theatres beginning in April and continuing into November. Take jackets.

Heading back to Ottawa from Toronto by train put the finishing touches on a perfect vacation. Back in Ottawa, my friends Debbie and Steve had one last dinner party for me to meet more members of the Jewish community, the Bronsteins, who also happen to be very good friends with Bernie Farber. Now it’s back full circle and another vacation is in the Davis history books but not without fond memories, lots of stories, a few pounds to shed and much catching up to do here in San Diego. 

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See you at the theatre.

Davis is a San Diego-based theatre critic


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The Sinai and the modesty commandment

By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

SAN DIEGO—On the evening of June 18th we will celebrate the festival of Shavuot. According to Rabbinic tradition, on Shavuot, exactly fifty days after the Exodus from Egypt, God gave the Torah to Moses and the Children of Israel at Mt. Sinai.

Our sages ascribed great significance to the Torah being given to Israel in the wilderness of Sinai. They taught that in comparison to other unpopulated and unsettled expanses, the Sinai is a rather small and modest desert. God decided to reveal the Torah in the humble Sinai to teach us that in order for us to understand the Torah and have an intimate relationship with God, we need to make ourselves as humble as the Sinai Desert. Judaism teaches that pride and arrogance are impediments to learning. They prevent us from hearing God's voice in our lives.

Rabbi Eliezer Ish Horowitz, in his commentary Noam Megadim, warns us that we must be careful to distinguish between true modesty and false modesty. There are some people whose modesty is actually a sign of their arrogance. They act humbly not because they are humble, but rather because they want everyone else to think they are!

Rabbi Rafael of Barshad illustrated this when he said: "I am grateful that God did not make it a mitzvah for us to be prideful and arrogant. Imagine how difficult it would be for a person who was modest to perform this mitzvah. That person would plead: "How will I, the humblest and most modest of all human beings, ever be able to fulfill this mitzvah of acting pridefully?"

Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav makes a salient point about humility when he points out that we also must distinguish between modesty based on knowledge and modesty based on ignorance. Modesty based on ignorance is not particularly praiseworthy. It is relatively easy to be humble about humble achievements. However, when a person is knowledgeable, capable, and creative, modesty is a much more praiseworthy virtue. When one has a lot to brag about but does not, modesty is a true indication of a humble spirit and soul. (Meorah shel Torah) Judaism teaches us that we must act in positive and creative ways but at the same time always bear in mind that in God's eyes we are only small cogs in a large universe.

Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Pshis'cha used to say that people should wear clothes with two pockets. In one of them they should keep the verse: "The world was created for my sake," and in the other, "I am but dust and ashes." We should always act with assurance and confidence while at the same time acknowledging our limitations.

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


Yes, she was Jewish, but she had to ask her father what Yom Kippur was all about

By Rabbi Baruch Lederman

SAN DIEGO—Sometimes it is necessary to go through a midbar (wilderness) before coming to the promised land as the following true story illustrates:
Karen Fischer (name changed) was a high school senior in San Diego, California. She used to help her father in his supply business. Her father delivered products to retail  establishments. She would make deliveries to her father's customers.
One week her father gave her a flyer to give to each store informing them that he would be closed for business next Wednesday because of Yom Kippur. There would be no deliveries made that day, so they should adjust their ordering schedule appropriately. One of the clients looked at the flyer and asked her what Yom Kippur was. "Although I'm not Jewish, I've heard of Yom Kippur, but I never knew what it was about, or what kind of holiday it is." Karen told her that she would ask her father.
When she returned back to the warehouse, she told her father one of the clients wanted to know what Yom Kippur was. Her father broke down crying. It suddenly hit him that he had raised a daughter who didn't know what Yom Kippur was. He was an unwavering Jew, who always took pride that he raised children who knew that they were Jewish. Now he saw that his Jewish children didn't know a thing of what Judaism was about. He resolved at that point to do something about it.
This was easier said than done, for although he now had this passionate epiphany, Karen did not share this feeling. She wasn't opposed to Judaism, but she did not particularly care about it. Judaism meant very little to her. Most of her friends were not Jewish, at the public school she attended.
Some time later, she was hanging out with her friends and they decided to go for a ride. Someone suggested, "Let's drive down to Tijuana (a short ride from San Diego)"
"I heard you can get great prices shopping there"
"I've been to the stores down there with my parents. You can really jew down and get great bargains."
This last comment cut through Karen like a thousand daggers. She wanted to scream, "Hey! I'm a Jew."  She didn't say anything to her friends though the entire day seemed surreal after that point. Almost like she was in a dream.
That event started her thinking. People can say such insulting things about Jews, and even hate Jews; but, what does it mean to be a Jew? She had no clue. She went back to her father and told her that she wanted to learn more. She began a journey of learning and doing.
She flew to New York City, where she attended Jewish Renaissance Center in Manhattan and studied under Rebbetzin Leah Kohn. Karen went on to be a deeply committed, Shomeres Shabbos Jew. She ultimately married a prominent Ben-Torah (Torah Scholar). Today she is an accomplished Rebbetzin.  Her own children certainly know what Yom Kippur is, and a lot more.   (The foregoing true story was told to me by Rebbetzin "Karen Fischer").

Dedicated by Linda Holman & Family on the occasion of the yahrtzeit of her beloved father, James Scott.

Rabbi Lederman is spiritual leader of Congregation Kehillas Torah in San Diego


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Junior Charity League
From Southwestern Jewish Press, November 7, 1946, page 5

Plans are complete for the first Fall event by the Junor Charity League, which is the dessert bridge which will be held on Thursday, November 14th, at Temple Center, 3rd and Laurel Street. Guests are expected at 12:30 when the committee will be ready to serve tem with home-made desserts they are preparing.

The Club, originally founded during World War I, had as its purpose social aid to the thousands of servicemen and hteir families who were stationed here. When the war ended, teh members transferred their aid to the needy in SanDieo, giving clothing and food at the holidays and paying personal visits to families.

With the advent of the Community Chest, perosnal contacts ceased but financial aid is still given to all worthwhile agencies, Jewish and non-Jewish.

So come and help with the fine work being done by these ambitious members of the Junior Charity League.

Relatives Sought
From Southwestern Jewish Press, November 7, 1946, page 7

Will anyone who has information concerning the whereabout s of the following who are being sought by relatives contact the Jewish welfare Society, 609 First National Bldg, Franklin 0171.

Mendel (Silver) Silberklang, now living somewhere in California, is being sought by his nephew Mendel Sylberklang of Lodz, Poland. Mr. Silberklang is about 62 years old, born in Warsaw, Poland, and his parents names were Binem and Chaia.

Iteche Troister, who is being sought by his nephew Aron Fish, Tel Aviv, Palestine.

Erdosi Zoltan, last known address, Calexico, Californaa, being sought by cousins Mor and Helen Silberman and htier son Zoltan, Silberman, of Bodrogkoresztur, Hungary.

Maxwell Kaufman To Be Honored At Dinner
From Southestern Jewish Press, December 12, 1946, page 1

The Army-Navy Committee of the Jewish Welfare Board will honor Mr. Maxwell Kaufman with a dinner on December 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gold Room of the U.S. Grant Hotel. Mr. Kaufman, who came to San Diego in 1942 as director of the 635 C Street—U.S.O., has resigned his position with the Jewish Welfare Board, and is being tendered the complimnt in appreciation of the excellent performance of his duties, as well as his unstinted efforts in behalf of all communal affairs during the four years he has been in San Diego.

Although Mr. Kaufman will not be affiliated with the Jewish Welfare Board after the first of the year, his plans for the immediate future are as yet indefinite, and it is the expressed hope of the many friends that both he and Mrs. Kaufman have made in this city, that he will accept one of the several offers that have been made to him here so that they might continue to be with us.

The principal speaker for the evening will be Dr. A.P. Nasatir, while Mr. Louis Steinmann will act as Master of Ceremonies. A musical program is also being planned.

Mrs. Rose Neuman, chairman of the J.W.B. Army-Navy Committee, and chairman in charge of arrangements fo this affair, joins with the committee in inviting all persons who would like to participate in this celebration to attend.

As accommodations are limited at this time, reservations willhave to be made at once by calling Lewis Solomon, Main 3022.

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Friday-Saturday, May 30-31, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 130)

Yael Bugin in Kibbutz Kfar Aza, Israel: Kfar Aza resident to Hamas: We are here!
Cynthia Citron in Los Angeles: Ford, Lebouef and Spielberg team up for another hilarious Indiana Jones adventure
Carol Davis in San Diego: Zeji Ozeri starts San Diego Jewish Art Festival off with a zesty Israel tribute
Ulla Hadar in Ibim, Israel: Students have village of own in Ibim
Donald H. Harrison in San Diego: WIZO dinner, JAFI director provide perspectives on North American Jewry
Sheila Orysiek in San Diego: Chapter Ten in the serialization of her novel, Reluctant Martyr
Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem: Olmert probe may trigger government crisis
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History: What was the Jewish community news in 1946? Who were the newsmakers? Our archives answer these questions in daily installments

Thursday, May 29, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 129)

Shoshana Bryen in Washington, D.C.: Israel-Syria deal wouldn't sweep away Iran
Donald H. Harrison in San Diego: Songwriter versifies about religion, food, loneliness—'whatever is happening'
David Strom in San Diego: The Jewish boy who became a Nazi mascot
Janet Tiger in San Diego: Naval Supply Center hosts Holocaust survivor at remembrance days observance
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History: What was the Jewish community news in 1946? Who were the newsmakers? Our archives answer these questions in daily installments

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 128)

Carol Davis in San Diego: Busy Salovey launches 15th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival 
Donald H. Harrison in San Diego: Jewish Agency for Israel, UJF weigh Ibim Student Village partnership's direction
Evelyn Kooperman in San Diego: San Diego Jewish Trivia: Football
Brian Schaefer in San Diego: A Jew contemplates his new right to marry
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History: What was the Jewish community news in 1946? Who were the newsmakers? Our archives answer these questions in daily installments

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 (vol. 2, No. 127)

Ulla Hadar in Kibbutz Ruhama, Israel: A baby owl gladdens Kibbutz Kfar Aza
Donald H. Harrison in San Diego: Rev. John Hagee and the American Jewish problem with Christian fundamentalists
Sheila Orysiek in San Diego: 'Another' finds and civilizes lonely man
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History: What was the Jewish community news in 1939 or 1940? Who were the newsmakers? Our archives answer these questions in daily installments

Monday, May 26, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 126)

Shoshana Bryen in Washington, D.C: Syria-Israel peace discussions strain their respective alliances with Iran, United States
Ulla Hadar in Kibbutz Ruhama, Israel: SDJA students visit Poland and Israel
Sheila Orysiek in San Diego: Loving photography in the service of dance
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History: What was the Jewish community news in 1939 or 1940? Who were the newsmakers? Our archives answer these questions in daily installments

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