Volume 3, Number 45
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"

Today's Postings:

Sunday, February 22, 2009

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Beware of Avigdor Lieberman's anti-Arab campaign ... by Rabbi Dow Marmur
JERUSALEM, February 20--While Tzipi Livni, the leader of Kadima, and Binyamin Netanyahu, the leader of Likud, compete in courting Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of Yisrael Beiteinu, the police are pursuing him for a host of irregularities around his business dealings. But he’s nevertheless the kingmaker. READ MORE

Clinton errs by bringing religion into U.S. diplomacy ... By Shoshana Bryen
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The headline read, "Clinton Says U.S. Seeks Unity With Muslim World." If she did, it was the lesser of the two sins she committed. Worse, Secretary of State Clinton went abroad and did that which American officials - as officials - should never, ever, ever do - she used her own religion to discuss American policy. "I am a Christian," she said, according to the Washington Post. "Through the centuries we have had many people who have done terrible things in the name of Christianity. They have perverted the religion."

Come my fellow Jews, let us reason together ... by Donald H. Harrison
SAN DIEGO — One of the premises of San Diego Jewish World is that we Jews must talk to each other, and not simply at each other. We need to reason together, as a people, about how we can do right, and conduct ourselves as menschen in the face of ever present-challenges to our peoplehood, to our religion and to our ethics. READ MORE

Coping spiritually with the loss of a child... by Rabbi Baruch Lederman
SAN DIEGO—In 1991, our three-month-old son Shlomo Moshe Lederman returned his soul to his creator. While we were sitting shiva, a number of people offered words of consolation. I found these words very inspiring. I wrote them down in a notebook (not a laptop, an actual paper notebook) along with my own thoughts and reflections. I never shared the contents of this notebook publicly till my good friend Baruch Cohen encouraged me to do so. I do so now in honor of the occasion of the 5th yahrtzeit of Hindy Cohen, a"h. READ MORE


September 18, 1952, Southwestern Jewish Press:

Jr. Charity League READ MORE

S.D. Birdie Stodel Chapter No. 92 READ MORE

Hadassah Schedules Tour of Homes READ MORE

High Holy Day Services at Temple Beth Israel READ MORE

Fiesta Club Forms For Single Groups READ MORE


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

Jan Peerce and Deanna Durbin sing "Miserere" in a movieVIEW VIDEO

Michel Polnareff sings "Lettre a France" (Letter to France) VIEW VIDEO

Pink sings "Dear Mr. President" VIEW VIDEO


America's Vacation Center
Balloon Utopia
Carol Ann Goldstein
Congregation Beth Israel
Jewish Community Foundation
Jewish Family Service
Lawrence Family JCC
San Diego Community Colleges
San Diego Jewish Academy
Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School
Tifereth Israel Synagogue
UCSD Holocaust Living Workshop
United Jewish Federation
XLNC-1 Radio

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Rabbi Baruch Lederman of Congregation Kehillas Torah shares with us one of the most painful experiences of his life, the death of his three-month-old son 17 years ago.

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