Volume 3, Number 33
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"

Today's Postings:

Sunday, February 8, 2009

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If 'right of return' applies for Jews of Gush Etzion, why not for Palestinians of pre-1948 Israel?
By Rabbi Dow Marmur
JERUSALEM—Things we tolerate, even celebrate, in ourselves we often abhor in others. That’s not only true of interpersonal relations but also, it seems, in international affairs. Issues between Israelis and Palestinians offer an apt illustration. I thought of it last Friday morning when, together with a group of concerned Israelis, I traveled in the region of the so-called Gush Etzion Bloc south of Jerusalem. Read More   

Some old realities of Israel's election politics
By Ira Sharkansky
JERUSALEM—This New York Times commentary on the Israeli election campaign is as good as any. Those interviewed note that ideology is no longer a feature of Israeli politics; that voters have moved toward the center; that no one has a clear idea how to respond to the confused regional realities; and that Avigdor Lieberman has emerged as the star of the campaign, partly by latching on to anti-establishment sentiments.
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Thoughts of a frequent visitor on returning to Israel
By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal
JERUSALEM—You would never know that Israel had just concluded a war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip from the activity in the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. If anything, there seems to be much less concern with security issues than before. There are still shomrim (guards) in front of restaurants and stores, but they are much more relaxed than duringmy previous trips to Israel. The security fence and continued improving relations with the Palestinian Authority (as opposed to Hamas) has borne fruit.Read More

The soldier who saved another's life in Hebron
By Rabbi Baruch Lederman
SAN DIEGO—The slavery in Egypt was long, hard and wearing on the Jewish people. The Jews were faced with near extinction as they almost sunk to the 49th level of impurity. But despite the seeming impossible odds, they did not give up. The Jews bore down and held on and survived to see the greatest miracles in the history of mankind - the ten plagues, the splitting of the Red Sea, the giving of the Torah. Where there is life, there is hope, as the following true story, told by Tzvi Binn of Efrat-CRIB illustrates: Read More

Unsophisticated audiences abound in Los Angeles
By Cynthia Citron
LOS ANGELES—As a theater reviewer in Los Angeles for the San Diego Jewish World, I  could not agree more with David Amos's column in yesterday's edition.  There have been about half a dozen  plays in the last eight years (and I see two or three a week) that I  have bounced out of my seat for.  But the L.A. audience does not  differentiate; they consider that every production deserves whistles,  cheers, and standing ovations. Read More

American Jewish University professor's lecture on Islam was positive .. from Carol Ann Goldstein in San Diego Read More

A Bissel Sports Trivia
By Bruce Lowitt
OLDSMAR, Florida—
Q:  Which Duke University star guard/forward was drafted by the New York Knicks in the first round in 1963?Read More

Link to past archives

August 8, 1952 Southwestern Jewish Press archives
—Hadassah Invites Young Marrieds
—Pioneer Women Read
—Beth Israel Sisterhood to Hold Annual Membership Tea
—Alpha Phi Pi
—Boy Scout Troop Plans Hike
—Temple Teens


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

Jakob Dylan sings "Something Good This Way Comes" on the David Letterman show. View

Julia Feldman in Renaissance costume sings Yeled Vebeer. View

Sagiv Cohen sings "Yashkef" (Observe) View

Please click here for index of previous stories

Jewish Family Service—
The March of music at JFS College Avenue Older Adult Center More

Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School—
Every Student Can Be a Leader at Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School More


America's Vacation Center
Balloon Utopia
Carol Ann Goldstein
Congregation Beth Israel
Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego
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: Friday, Thursday Wednesday, Tuesday, Monday, Sunday,


Want to know about exciting upcoming events? As a service to readers, San Diego Jewish World flags most event advertisements by date: Feb 24


Each day's issue may be dedicated by readers—or by the publisher—in other people's honor or memory. To see today's dedication, please click here. Past dedications may be found at the bottom of the index for the "Adventures in San Diego Jewish History" page.


Our globe-trotting writers: yesterday, we reported that Ulla Hadar was back in Israel from a vacation in Europe. Today, Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal of San Diego writes from Israel where he is attending a rabbinic convention. ... Dialogues: Occasionally our writers like to dialogue on our pages, the latest example coming today with Los Angeles bureau chief Cynthia Citron commenting favorably on a column by music writer and TICO conductor David Amos.


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