Volume 3, Number 42
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"

Today's Postings:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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Should murderers be freed to secure Shalit's freedom? ... by Rabbi Dow Marmur
JERUSALEM— Israelis are currently watching two dramas unfold before their eyes: internally, the formation of the next government and, externally, dealing with Hamas. What follows is about the latter.READ MORE

Media usually demonizes Israelis, sanctifies Arabs ... by Yarden Frankl
NEVE DANIEL, Israel -- The following is a lead of a CNN story out of New York on Tuesday: "The founder of an Islamic television station in upstate New York aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes has confessed to beheading his wife, authorities said."READ MORE
Restructuring U.S. relations with Russia, Iran and Syria must not turn into a retreat into U.S. isolationism ... by Shoshana Bryen
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Obama Administration wants to improve relations with Russia, Iran and Syria. What, or who, will they trade? What do Russia, Syria and Iran want? READ MORE


The 'perks' of driving around celebrities and VIPs ... by Larry Gorfine
SAN DIEGO—In 1996, I was selected to drive in the motorcade and shuttle when President Clinton was in San Diego during the presidential campaign to debate Republican challenger Bob Dole at the University of San Diego. I was provided with a van, stationed at the Hotel del Coronado, and drove politicians and celebrities to and from their destinations throughout the day. READ MORE

The Jews Down Under ... A roundup of Australian Jewish news by Garry Fabian
Australia's Jewish community responds to bushfire tragedyREAD MORE
House destroyed but family saved READ MORE
Jewish intensive care director of The Alfred treats burns victims READ MORE
Jewish country doctor at the forefront of treating victims READ MORE
A ray of good news amidst the gloom READ MORE
The bushfire and other Jewish connections READ MORE
Israel sends condolences to Australia READ MORE

UCSD invites community to Holocaust workshop ... from Deborah Hertz READ MORE

Directly confronting anti-Semites not always best strategy ... from Morris Casuto and Heather Frank READ MORE

Kudos for Sheila Orysiek ... from Jane Schaffer READ MORE

The major matter of private friendship with a sergeant ... by Yvonne Greenberg
LA JOLLA, California—Why in the film, The Little Traitor (which was shown at this year's San Diego Jewish Film Festival) does Proffy, an Israeli teenager, become so friendly with British soldier Sergeant Dunlop during the occupation of Palestine by the British in 1947? READ MORE

Link to past archives

Beth Israel Sisterhood Announces New Members READ MORE
Jewish War Veterans READ MORE
Birdie Stodel B.B.READ MORE
Louis M. Karp Elected President of the Guardians READ MORE
Lasker Lodge B.B. READ MORE
Beth Jacob Sisterhood

We continue our exploration of Jewish singers from around the world:
Boris Moiseev sings Kukol'naja Ljubov' ("Toys) SEE VIDEO

Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth performing "Defying Gravity" in Wicked SEE VIDEO

Shiri Maimon sings "Ahava Ktana" (A Bit of Love) SEE VIDEO

Lawrence Family JCC: San Diego Jewish Music Festival to Feature Both New and Familiar Artists READ MORE

Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School:
 “M” week  for the Pre-K students at Soille Hebrew Day 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

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Thanks to Larry Gorfine for his memories of George Mitchell and other VIPs he has taken around San Diego. Larry also is regularly on the lookout for us for interesting Internet items. In other words, he's a good friend of San Diego Jewish World!
We also extend a hearty thanks to those who wrote letters to the editor today, and remind readers that their contributions would also be welcome!

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