Volume 3, Number 40
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"

Today's Postings:

Monday, February 16, 2009

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Lieberman's Arab views cancel his religious issues appeal
By Rabbi Dow Marmur
JERUSALEM—Though I find the politics of Kadima much more congenial than many of its alternatives, I’ve never been convinced that its leader Tzipi Livni has what it takes to be Prime Minister. Though she seemed to have been a competent Foreign Minister, it must be remembered that in reality foreign affairs are largely conducted by the Prime Minister. Her performance on election night, when she proclaimed herself as the next Prime Minister without doing her electoral sums, suggests that she tends to peak far too early.READ MORE

Israel' election process messy,time-consuming but people have the benefit of a real democracy
By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal
JERUSALEM—When the leaders of Rabbinical Assembly planned its international convention in Jerusalem I am sure they had no idea that it would take place during an Israeli election. Being here during this special time gave us a unique opportunity to observe the Israeli political process close up. To say that it is messy would be an understatement READ MORE

Bill Clinton describes Obama's economic stimulus package as 'bridge over troubled waters'
By Donald H. Harrison
SAN DIEGO—Former U.S. President Bill Clinton yesterday described President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package as a “bridge over troubled waters” intended to give the American economy between 15 months and two years breathing space to arrest the devaluation of assets that had resulted from the mortgage crisis. Stressing that the world is interdependent—and illustrating this point with references to the relationships between the United States and China, as well as  between Israel and the Palestinian Authority--Clinton outlined the Obama administration’s economic recovery policies to delegates to the International Franchise Association’s convention. READ MORE

A JCC in Philadelphia: Now the tales may be told

By Sheila Orysiek
SAN DIEGO—I recently heard a voice for which I had been searching for 45 years.  Janet was Maid of Honor at my wedding but after I moved to San Diego from Philadelphia, I lost track of her until someone finally was able to supply her phone number just two days ago.  READ MORE

Room Service revives a Depression-era escape from tough economic times
By Carol Davis
CORONADO, California—It seems that every one is in crisis mode. Housing mortgages are in default, unemployment is rising, consumers have no extra money to spend, P&L’s are upside down and businesses are closing. That’s just for starters in the real world. That might help explain the reasons several theatre companies have chosen, as part of their scheduling, to mount something that can take our minds off the financial mess ... READ MORE

Link to past archives

September 5, 1952, Southwestern Jewish Press

Pioneer Women

B.B. Girls

Y.J.C. Club Plans Beach Party

City of Hope

Beth Israel Opens New Gift Shop

Bay City B’nai B’rith Women

Cottage of Israel

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

Larusso sings "Tu m'oublieras" (You will forget me)VIEW VIDEO

Linda Lavin (television's 'Alice') in concert VIEW VIDEO

Yehudit Ravitz sings with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra "Sof La Sipur" (The End to the Story) 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

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

Editor Don Hatrison's San Diego Police press pass was up for renewal earlier this year, and, given that this publication only rarely covers police stories--unless some criminal targets the Jewish community—the question arose does he really need the pass? However, besides for crime stories, press passes often are required identification for journalists seeking to cover events involving dignitaries. So it was good that he had his renewed pass yesterday, because without it he could not have covered former U.S. President Bill Clinton's appearance here in San Diego at the convention of the International Franchise Association/

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