Volume 3, Number 37
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"

Today's Postings:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

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Now commentators worry about opinion on the Israeli street
By Shoshana Bryen
WASHINGTON, D.C.A-Sharq Al-Awsat London's pan-Arab daily wrote, "Israeli elections: Between the Right and the extreme Right." The Palestinian Al-Quds opined, "We're witnessing the Israeli rivals in the election campaign outbidding each other in ultra-extremism, as a way to gain more votes. Israeli society has turned more extreme, and moved much further from peace and its obligations."Time magazine screamed, "Israel Election Dashes Hopes for Peace." Read More

Antipathy between SHAS and Israel Beitenu may
complicate Netanyahu's task of coalition building

By Ira Sharkansky
JERUSALEM—The election results are not final. There are still the absentee ballots to be counted. In Israel these are almost entirely ballots of soldiers who voted on their bases. Except for them, and Israelis overseas on official business, there are virtually no provisions for absentee ballots. (Those away from home, but in Israel, get free round trip bus tickets to their polling place.) Read More

Remembering Lincoln and the Jews on his bicentennial
By Norman Greene
SAN DIEGO--Five days after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Rabbi Isaac M. Wise in a eulogy claimed that Lincoln had "believed himself to be bone from our bone and flesh from our flesh. He supposed himself to be a descendant of Hebrew parentage." This was reported, without comment, on July 5, 1865 in The Jewish Record. Read More

New York in the ‘30s meant Minsky’s Burlesque
By Cynthia Citron
LOS ANGELES - As the four Marx brothers were to vaudeville in the early years of the 20th century, the four Minsky brothers were to burlesque. They were all at the top of their professions. But whereas the Marx brothers went from the vaudeville stage to long careers in theater, films, and television, the Minskys went down with the ship when burlesque died. Read More

Thursdays With the Songs of Hal Wingard:
#57 Now That I Am 21 Read Lyrics and Hear Song

#240 This Time Read Lyrics and Hear Song

#241 Myla and Lou Read Lyrics and Hear Song

Link to past archives

—Rabbi Levens Honored More
—Milt Mollick Bar Mitzvah August 30 More
—Kiddush at Beth Jacob Honors Eugene Aronoff, Robert Penn More
—Beth Jacob Sisterhood More
—Tifereth Leaders Attend Seminar More
—Rabbi Cohn Elected Camp Director More
—Hebrew Home For The Aged Aux. More


Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School: Students guarding their tongues, and their ears, at Soille Hebrew Day Read More

United Jewish Federation: UJF’s Options Event Addresses Global Terrorism Read More


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

Billy Joel sings "We Didn't Start The Fire" View video

Eddie Fisher sings a medley of Al Jolson songs on Dean Martin Show View video

Judith Edelman sings "I'm Feelin' Lucky Today" with Theo Burke on harmonica View video

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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It was a moment of nostalgia for editor/publisher Don Harrison: reprinting in this issue an article by Norman Greene and an illustration by Scott Thomas concerning Abraham Lincoln and the Jews. As co-publishers of the San Diego Jewish Press-Heritage, Greene and Harrison had worked closely with Thomas on themed issues that won numerous awards. ... Among occasional writers for the old Heritage was Myla Wingard, whose birthday her father the songwriter, Hal Wingard, celebrates in song in today's issue.

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