Volume 3, Number 31
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"

Today's Postings:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

{Click on a link to jump to the corresponding story. Or, you may scroll leisurely through our report}


Orthodox rabbinate humiliates Fackenheim family

By Rabbi Dow Marmur
JERUSALEM—While Israel was conducting the war against Hamas its Chief Rabbinate dealt with the important matters, especially Jewish status. In one of their decisions the learned rabbis decreed that Yossi Fackenheim, the youngest son of the late Professor Emil Fackenheim and his wife Rose, isn’t Jewish. Read More

Holocaust tour strengthens Israeli girl's patriotism
By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson
MEVASSERET ZION, Israel—When my granddaughter told me that she intended to participate in her school trip to eastern Europe I was aghast. Why would any normal Israeli teenager wish to inflict upon herself the sights and associations aroused by concentration camps? Read More

Creating countries at the Int'l Criminal Court
By Shoshana Bryen
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In 2002, JINSA opposed the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is not required to provide Americans the basic legal protections guaranteed to us by our Constitution, and has nebulous political goals including "to achieve justice for all," and "to end impunity (of national leaders)." We called it a "playground for mischief" and "UN groupthink," and said Israel and the United States would be the primary targets of its political judges. Read More

Loving 'Leah' a lot easier than loving Susie Essman
By Rabbi Simcha Weinstein
NEW YORK--On January 25, CBS aired the TV movie Loving Leah. This pleasant if forgettable Hallmark Hall of Fame production told the romantic tale of a secular Jewish doctor (what else?) who marries his Chabad-Chasidic sister-in-law, Leah, after the death of his brother, the rabbi (but of course!)
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Thursdays With The Songs of Hal Wingard:

#15, Mr. Average Read & Hear More

#30, Milkshake On Your Mustache Read & Hear More

#190, Ever Wonder Read & Hear More

Link to past archives

Southwestern Jewish Press, August 8, 1952:

Birdie Stodel B.B.
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Cottage of Israel Read More

USO-JWB Activities Read More

B’nai B’rith Women of San Diego Read More

Deceased {Jane M. Lipinsky} Read More

Tifereth Israel Sisterhood Read More


We continue our exploration of Jewish singers from around the world:

Joe Dassin sings "L'Ete Indien"View

Leonard Cohen sings "The Stranger"View

Marc Cohn sings "Live Out the String"View


Lawrence Family JCC: J*Company to produce San Diego premiere of Disney High School Musical 2 Read More

Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School:
Soille Hebrew Day Middle School Chess Club Read More


America's Vacation Center
Balloon Utopia
Carol Ann Goldstein
Congregation Beth Israel
Jewish Family Service
Lawrence Family JCC
San Diego Community Colleges
San Diego Jewish Academy
Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School
Tifereth Israel Synagogue
United Jewish Federation
XLNC-1 Radio


This week's stories on San Diego Jewish World: Wednesday, Tuesday, Monday, Sunday, Friday, Thursday


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