Volume 3, Number 212
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"


Tuesday-Wednesday, December 1-2, 2009

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United States of America

Clashes between religious advocates and politicians sometimes do the former no credit ... by Bruce S. Ticker in Philadelphia

Middle East


University of Haifa students devise You Tube campaign for Gilad Shalit’s release

Poet Haim Gouri speaks his mind (link to Jerusalem Diaries) .. by Judy Lash Balint

JDate and Nefesh b’Nefesh sponsor singles dating site for North American immigrants to Israel

Now there is aliyah service for family pets

ZOA criticizes JNF for contributing trees to PA

Doctor takes necessary first step (in citizen diplomacy for Palestinian-Israeli peace)... link to The Star to an article by Rabbi Dow Marmur

Inertia, rather than conscious policy, often influences the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ... by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem


Iran announces plans for 10 new nuclear sites

Around the Globe

Ivan Demjanjuk war crimes trial underway in Munich

Nuremberg Trials witness Fred Silberstein, 80, dies

The rules of etiquette for modern anti-Semitism ( link to Maggie's Farm)... by Bruce Kesler in Encinitas, California

The Jews Down Under... Roundup of Australian Jewish news by Garry Fabian
Catholic school students write and perform moving play
New Polish Jewish group strengthens ties
Gold Coast community shocked by rabbi's sudden death
Mumbai survivor marks anniversary of massacre
New president for Rabbinical Council of Victoria
Grandson recalls protest against Naziism
More delays in Zentai extradition

The Arts

Didi’s Magic Keys, a play in Hebrew, to be performed December 10 at SDJA

The Mikveh Monologues to benefit the community mikvah Jan. 30, 31

Companion blog established: We're collecting and posting information about San Diego Jewish pioneers, with particular emphasis on Joseph S. Mannasse and Marcus Schiller

Adventures in San Diego Jewish History~January 8, 1954 .... compiled by Gail Umeham

Junior Charity League
Yo-Ma-Co News
Please Note
Double Talk by Janet and Susan Solof
B.J. Sisterhood News
Hadassah News
Jewish Center News


Silent One Day Sale, Holy One Day Sale
... by Steve Hofstetter in New York

Maybe we can just skip directly to Christmas? (link to Examiner.com) ... By Ben Kamin in San Diego


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