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

Today's Postings:

Monday, February 9, 2009

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Yes, we must vote February 10, but for whom?
By Rabbi Dow Marmur
JERUSALEM—The archetypal matchmaker in the shtetl is quoted to have said that what the two he had brought together wish each other before their wedding – “it should happen to me (oyf mir gezogt) – and what they wish each other after they’re married – may it happen to them. Read more

Internal Catholic politics should not concern Jews

By Rabbi Dow Marmur
JERUSALEM—On Jan. 27, the 64th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we read about yet another Holocaust denier: Bishop Richard Williamson, who repeated the heinous lie that there were no crematoria in Nazi camps and that only a relatively small number of Jews died there. Read more


Thoughts on over-enthusiastic audiences, and
The Zookeeper's Wife, a book by Diane Ackerman

By Sheila Orysiek
SAN DIEGO—I would like to add my voice to those of David Amos and Cynthia Citron in deploring the now automatic standing ovation and indiscriminant over use of applause.  As noted by both Citron and Amos, this occurs not only at the end of the performance but between symphonic movements and play acts.  It has also been happening at dance performances for many years. Read more

Eclipse Chocolat: San Diego’s elixir for a grand life
By Lynne Thrope
SAN DIEGOHis tag is Chocolate-Making as Alchemy and nothing could be closer to the truth. The edible art that sculptor and chocolatier Will Gustiller has created through love, a conscience, and chemistry has resulted in a magical elixir of life. You can get it at Eclipse Chocolat where his hand-made truffles, chocolate bars, and other wondrous confections created from dark chocolate with exotic herbs and spices has made for a taste experience unsurpassed. Read more

Link to past archives

August 22,1952 Southwestern Jewish Press archives

—George Scott Kicks Off J.W.V. Poppy Sale Read More

—Highest Award Given for Bravery
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—The Destiny of Youth (Commentary)
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—Abramis Takes Leave
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We continue our exploration of Jewish singers from around the world:

Charlotte Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin in a daughter-mother duet
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Jean Ferrat sings "La Montagne" (The Mountain) View video

Ofra Haza sings "Chai"(Alive) View video

Please click here for index of previous stories

Jewish Family Service:
Music lecture by David Amos, Dance with Sharon Emerson on tap at College Avenue Older Adult Center 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: Sunday, Friday, Thursday Wednesday, Tuesday, Monday


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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.


Sometimes writers suffer from the dreaded "writer's block" and on other occasions, stories seem to flow from them in torrents. So today we're running two commentaries by our columnist Rabbi Dow Marmur because (happily for us) he has been flooded with ideas ... San Diego Jewish World music columnist David Amos and theatre reviewer Cynthia Citron have commented on Southern California audiences; in this issue, columnist Sheila Orysiek, a former ballet dancer, adds her thoughts. ... Starting today, for the convenience of our readers, we are embedding Jewish Internet Favorite vidoes instead of simply linking to them.


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