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  Adler, Michael
Aron, Yossi
Azevedo, Manuel
Bailey, Mo
Baltinester, Noam
Baron, Laurie
Bart, Michael
Beckerwerth, Alice
Beckman, Tami
Ben-David, Laura
Berg, Irwin
Bielski, Ze'ev
Braverman, Yeshia
Brennan, James O.
Brin, Dan
Brooks, Matthew
Brooks, Susan
Burstain, Gerry
Caspi, Tamar
Casuto, Morris
Chundak, Hunter
Cohen, Shomstion
Cohn. Guenter
Coleman, Relly
Colton, Janis
Cowen, Amy
Dagan, Eyal
Danby, Michael
David, Jono
Dubnov, Shlomo
Eisner, Peter
Farrauto, Matthew
Feldman, Howard
Flick, Arnold
Forman, Ira
Forman, Jack
Forman, Robert
Frank, Heather
Fryer, Bob
Gach, Ruth
Gilat, Amir

Glouberman, Daniella
Golbai, Aviel
Gold, Sara
Golden, Sandy
Goldstein, Carol Ann
Gorfine, Larry
Graubart, Jonathan
Gutman, Alon
Handler, Judd
Harris, David A.
Hassid, Bracha
Hertz, Deborah
Herz, Henry
Hilantu, Talal
Jaschik, Scott
Jevotovsky, Ira
Kamin, Ben, Rabbi
Klein, Morton A.
Lantry, Jim
Lauder, Ronald
Lemish, Leeshai
Levy, Yiftach
Mallin, Lorne
Mandel, Daniel
Mann, Norman, Dr.
Manson, Israela
Mazansky, Hillel
McMillin, Lillie
Meir, Boaz
Meir, Reuven
Mendes, Philip, Dr.
Miller, Hannah
Moore, Susan
Moses, Nissim
Parker, Ted
Phillip, Dale
Pialkoff, Gali
Poe, Richard Lawrence
Primack, Karen
Pundak, Ron
Rabkin, Jakov
Recknagel, Charles
Rowland, David J.
Samuels, Sammy

Schaffer, Dan
Schaffer, Jane
Schiff, Jairn
Schuster, Alon
Searle, John
Seible, Betty
Seidle, Charlene
Sendowski, Linda Capoleto
Shahzada, Kashif
Shaldova, Victoria
Shaw, Gary
Sheck, Sue Ann
Sheridan, Greg
Sherman, Brad, Congressman
Simmons, Shraga, Rabbi
Singer, Soni
Sloan, Dolores
Snyder, Sonia
Springer, Karen C.
Spyer, Jonathan
Stanley, Marc R
Starr, Jennie
Stern, Michoel
Stern, Norton
Stone, Deborah
Surbeck, J.J.
Sutton, Marsha
Tarlow, Peter, Rabbi
Telser, Phoebe Steele
Thaler, Gert
Ticker, Bruce S,
Tobin, Diane
Waks, Manny
Wang, Mark
Weisfield, Cynthia
Weiss, Max
Weller, Y.
Wetzler, Laura
Wimpfheimer, Jeremy
Winn, Geoffrey
Wohlberg, Mitchell, Rabbi
Wollner, Marcia Tatz
Wright, Joanna
Yavitch, Esther
Yoffie, Eric, Rabbi
Zeiden, Heather

January 2010

January 5, 2010

A concise and relevant Holocaust compendium for classrooms ... Book review by Marcia Tatz Wollner

December 2009

December 31, 2009-January 2, 2010

The word for J Street: irrelevance ... by Bruce S. Ticker in Philadelphia
The One who Made Me Smile ... by Y. Weller in Bnei Brak, Israel

Sunday-Monday, December 27-28, 2009

Commentary: Qur’anic teachings are not anti-Semitic ... by Kashif Shahzada in Lahore, Pakistan

December 24-26, 2009

... by Ted Parker in San Diego

December 22-23, 2009

Haq trial shows the pitfalls for society of an insanity defense by Bruce S. Ticker in Philadelphia

December 17-19, 2009

Fighting gender discrimination on Israeli buses … by Carol Ann Goldstein in San Diego

December 15-16, 2009

‘Right’ to discriminate on campus is dubious at best
... by Bruce S. Ticker in Philadelphia
Sol Price, philanthropist and entrepreneur, dies at 93 ... by Peter Eisner in La Jolla, California
Foot-stomping, nostalgic time at Friends of IDF concert in San Diego ... by Yiftach Levy in San Diego

December 8-9, 2009

IAEA governing board’s censure of Iran a historic victory for Israel ... by Bruce S. Ticker
Israel-bashers hold a double standard on rights abuses ... by Ronald S. Lauder of the World Jewish Congress
Review of The Messenger ... by Rabbi Ben Kamin .. link to
Tina Bernard Eshel believes Sesame Street teaches the wrong sexual lessons ... link to the
Momila, though gone, continues to wield her influence over us... by Jeanette Katzir in Woodland Hills, California

December 6-7, 2009

Coupled up and singled out ... Tamar Caspi of San Diego has a story in the Jerusalem Post about dating. {Link to JPost}

December 3-5, 2009

Would Obama appoint 'an anti-Israel lobbyist' as U.S. envoy to combat anti-Semitism ... by David A. Harris (Link to TPM website)

Savoring Jewish life in Burma ... by Sammy Samuels in Yangon, Myanmar
Judaism 101: What is a Jew? .... by Rabbi Ben Kamin (link to his column on Examiner.Com)
Trump-Kushner wedding tells much about Jewish status in America ... link to website of Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg of Beth Tfilah in Baltimore
How about some Turkish beignets for Chanukah? -- a recipe from Linda Capeloto Sendowski in Beverly Hills, California

December 1-2, 2009

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

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

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


Tuesday-Wednesday, November 24-25

Nation’s deteriorating transit should concern Jewish community ... by Bruce S. Ticker in Philadelphia

Tuesday-Sunday, November 17-21 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 208)

Telushkin: Love your neighbor and yourself … by Jack Forman in La Jolla, California
Ongoing American Jewish commitment seen as key to Israel’s long-term prospects … by Jack Forman in La Jolla, California
The Goldstone-Gold debate at Brandeis University …  by Bruce S. Ticker in Waltham, Massachusetts
On completing six months of teaching with the Abayudaya … by Lorne Mallin in Nabugoye Hill, Mbale, Uganda
Eye-opening Elderhostel course examined history of Crypto Jews in New Mexico ... by Janis Colton in Chevy Chase, Maryland

Sunday, November 15, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 207)
Black Jews seek unity, acceptance in France ... by Cynthia Weisfield in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ... Read more
Mirik Snir, Israeli children's author, guest teaches in San Diego ... by Jennie Starr ... Read more

Thursday-Saturday, November 12-14 (Vol. 3, No. 206)

Which was more important to Jewish history—Holocaust or creation of Israel? ... by Arnold Flick in La Jolla, California ... Read more

Sunday-Monday, November 1-2, 2009 (No. 201)
Breaking bagels with a business entrepreneur ... book review by Gary Shaw in San Diego ... Read more

Why bother? To avoid repeating history ... book review by Gary Shaw in San Diego ... Read more


Thursday-Sunday, October 29-31, 2009 (No. 200)

U.N. looks other way as Hezbollah prepares for a new war ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel .... Read more

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 27-28, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 199)

Top Israeli teacher demonstrates winning style in S.D. ... by Marcia Tatz Wollner in San Diego ... Read more
A Serious Man is a cinematic encomium to being Jewish ... by Arnold Flick in La Jolla, California.... Read more

Thursday-Saturday, October 22-24, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 197)

Congress discriminated against Buddhists in Mojave case ... by Bruce Ticker in Philadelphia ... Read more

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 20-21, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 198)

Saudi overtures to Syria unlikely to harvest much ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel ... Read more

Sunday-Monday, October 18-19, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 195)

Founder describes Book-for-Zimbabwe project ... by Relly Coleman in Westport, Connecticut .... Read more

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 13-14 (Vol. 3, No. 193)

Israel consul calls education "oil well of Israel" ... by Marcia Tatz Wollner in San Diego ... Read more
Kulanu, monitor of far-flung Jewish communities, arranges a shidduch between USAID, Uganda coffee ... by Ben Corey-Moran in Ft. Bragg, California ... Read more

Sunday-Monday, October 11-12 (Vol. 3, No. 192)

El Paso rabbi calls for Tisha B'Av commemorations of the Spanish expulsion and the return of the Anousim ... from Karen Primack in Silver Spring, Maryland ... Read more

Jewish journey in Spain led author to write a history ... by Dolores Sloan in Santa Monica, California .... Read more

Israeli reservists share life stories with StandWithUs ... by Sue Ann Sheck in Rancho Santa Fe, California ... Read more


Thursday-Saturday, October 8-10, 2009 (Vol 3, No. 191)

Scorecard shows U.S. actions have favored Arabs, not Israel ... by Arnold Flick, M.D. in San Diego ... Read more

Thursday-Saturday, October 1-3, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 188)

Ponzi allegations tarnish Hizbullah claims of purity ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel ... Read more

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 29-30, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 187)
Why an Israeli Attack on Iran is Nearly Inevitable ... by Henry Herz in San Diego... Read more

Other nations enable addiction of Palestinian nationalism ... by J.J. Surbeck in Encinitas, California .... Read more

Thursday-Monday, September 24-28, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 186)

S.D. man creating online audio archive for Jewish interviews and story telling ... by Judd Handler... Read more
What should the world do about Iran? ... by Rabbi David M. Frank in Cardiff by the Sea, California .... Read more

Thursday-Monday, September 17-21, 2009 (Vol.3, No. 184)
Strom and Ahmad wow U.N. audience in concert ... by Janet Tiger in San Diego ... Read more

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 15-16, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 183)
Why Reform rabbis shun Christians United for Israel ... by Rabbi Eric Yoffie in Cincinnati, Ohio (Speech to CCAR) ... Read more

Sunday-Monday, September 13-14, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 182)

European liberals adopting crass, crude anti-Semitism ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel ... Read more

Wednesday-Saturday, September 9-12, 2009 (Vol 3, No. 181)

Changing rabbinic role leading to new halakhic interpretations ... by Yossi Aron ... Read more
Syrian Baathists brew trouble for the Middle East ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya Israel... Read more

Sunday-Monday, September 6-7, 2009
(Vol. 3, no. 180)

USD's Kroc Institute for Peace now seems more willing to program talks by both sides in Arab-Israeli conflict ... by J.J. Surbeck in San Diego ... Read more

A spicy holiday turkey--Bene Israel style ... by Nissim Moses in Petach Tikvah, Israel ... Read more

Thursday-Saturday, September 3-5, 2009 (Vol. 3, No 179)
Israeli cancer patient recounts joyful group trip to London ... by Gali Pialkoff in Tel Hashomer, Israel ... Read more

Tour packager offering kosher Sukkot at Disneyland ... by Sara Gold of The Jewish Press .... Read more


Sunday-Monday, August 30-31, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 177)

Woodrow Wilson scholar anaalyzes IAEA report on Iran ... by Michael Adler ... Read more

Thursday-Saturday, August 27-29, 2009 (Vol 3, No. 176)

Deadly rivalry in Gaza between Hamas and Al Qaeda ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya ... Read more
West Bank Palestinians still plot terrorism against Israel Morton A. Klein in New York ... Read more

Sunday-Monday, August 23-24, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 174)
Sunni, Shi'ite cells hate each other, but hate Israel more Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel ... Read more

Tuesday-Wednesday, August 18-19, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 172)

Australia's semantic battle over terror correctness ... by John Searle in Melbourne ... Read more

Sunday-Monday, August 16-17, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 171)

How Iran lost its regional luster... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel... Read more

Thursday-Saturday, August 13-15, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 170)
Lauder offers Obama some Middle East peace advice ... reprint of column by Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress ... Read more

Tuesday-Wednesday, August 11-12, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 169)
No one, except U.S., believes Mideast peace is likely ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel.... Read more

Sunday-Monday, August 9-10, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 168)

Obama aide describes U.S. goals in fight against terrorists ... speech by James O. Brennan .. Read more

Thursday-Saturday, August 6-8, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 167)
Jewish Right trying to stir up paranoia about Obama ... by Marc R. Stanley in Washington, D.C. .... Read more
TICO season ends with crashing, clashing ... by Robert Forman, PhD in San Diego.... Read more

Tuesday-Wednesday, August 4-5, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 166)
In the afterglow of the 18th Maccabiah Games .... by Karen Springer in Ramat Gan, Israel ... Read more


Sunday-Monday, July 26-27, 2009
Israelis would accept settlement freeze on both Israelis and Palestinians; prefer Palestinian autonomy to sovereignty ... by Dr. Aaron Lerner in Kfar Sava, Israel ... Read more
Lebanese worry more about stray Israeli cows than about illegal Hizbullah presence along the border ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel ... Read more
Reconstructionist Judaism guides TV producer ... by Douglas J. Gladstone in Pacific Palisades, California ... Read more

Thursday-Saturday, July 23-25, 2009
Western States Jewish History: Julius Wangenheim, a multifaceted San Diego civic leader... by Norton B. Stern ... Read more

Tuesday-Wednesday, July 21-22, 2009
Sol Stone interviewed on the same day he died ... by Norton B. Stern ... Read more

Sunday-Monday, July 19-20, 2009
Historian's notes on Simon Levi and family ... by Norton B. Stern ... Read more

Friday-Saturday, July 17-18, 2009

Three years after Lebanon II, little is resolved ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel ... Read more

Wednesday-Thursday, July 15-16, 2009
Australian parliamentarian Danby dissects left-wing, web-based anti-Semitism ... Read more
Western States Jewish History: Abraham Klauber & Family: Report of an Interview With Mr. Laurence M. Klauber (1967)... by Dr. Norton B. Stern ... Read more

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A historian's notes on San Diego's pioneer dentist ... the research of Norton B. Stern ... Read more

Sunday, July 12, 2009
A Jewish historian's initial San Diego survey ... the 1967 research notes of the late Norton B. Stern ... Read more

Thursday, July 9, 2009
Peres frustrates Iran in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel ... Read more
Photographer Jono David's portraits of Jewish facilities are so good that some see them not as art, but as security risk ... read more

Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Is a legitimate news outlet or simply a Palestinian propaganda sheet? ... by Deborah Stone in Melbourne, Australia ... Read more

Friday, July 3, 2009
U.S. Syrian initiative seeks to woo Syria from Iran, stop its interference in Iraq, and promote Fatah-Hamas accord ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel READ MORE


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Iran engages in Cold War style effort to block U.S. broadcasts ... by Charles Recknagel in Prague, Czech Republic READ MORE
Letter: Story on ballet in public school wins praise from the principal READ MORE ... from Lillie K. McMillan
Letter: Pioneering series on anti-Semitism in La Jolla found for writer's kin READ MORE ... from Alice Beckerwerth

Sunday-Monday June 28-29, 2009

UC Santa Barbara ends inquiry into professor who compared Israel to Nazis in email to his students ... by Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed READ MORE
MYD Chai deciphered? ... from Susan Brooks in San Diego READ MORE

Thursday, June 25, 2009
The overlooked Beit Avraham of the Ethiopian highlands ... by Amy Cowen in Kachene, Ethiopia READ MORE
For Lowitt, shtick—writing it, producing it—is a Daly job ... by Max Weiss and Bob Fryer in Largo, Florida READ MORE
There were some things that fire could not consume ... by Josefa Corpuz in Los Angeles READ MORE
Abraham's Oasis in Iraq (Photos from Talal S. Hilantu) SEE IMAGE

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
IDF training stresses teamwork, 'klal Yisroel' ... by Yeshia Braverman in Santa Monica, California READ MORE

Tour organizing to meet Uganda's Jews, go on safari ... by Laura Wetzler in Cummington, Massachusetts READ MORE
From within The Jews Down Under by Garry Fabian:
Fix This Mess ... by Yossi Aron READ MORE
A Better Way Than Slogans .... By Geoffrey Winn and Manny Waks

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Texas A&M Hillel establishes Huánuco, Jewish community ... by Rabbi Peter Tarlow in College Station, Texas READ MORE
Ahmadinejad vs. Moussavi: tweedledee vs. tweedledum ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel
READ MOREIn Berlin synagogue, Yom Kippur is a day of 'atunement' ... by Joanna Wright in Seattle, Washington READ MORE

Sunday, June 21, 2009

History and legends of the Anousim in Chihuahua, Mexico Edward Rensin in Stamford, Connecticut READ MORE
Student poet tells of what came of Abraham's curiosity ... by Chaya Gerson in Chicago READ MORE

Friday, June 19, 2009

Live and Become: a five-star movie, for sure ... by Karen Primack in Silver Spring, Maryland READ MORE

Student poet ponders meaning of being proud to be Jewish ... by Esther Yavitch in San Diego READ MORE

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gas Station Bar-Mitzvah ... by Aviel Golbai in Beverly Hills, California READ MORE

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Local pro-Israel activist tells of his challenge to U.N.'s Richard Falk at forum sponsored by AlternateFocus J.J. Surbeck in San Diego READ MORE

Like a sensible diet, G-d's rules are for our own good ... by Bracha Hassid in Los Angeles READ MORE

Sunday-Monday, June 14-15, 2009

Israel has a unique outreach center in Balboa Park... by Arnold Flick in San Diego
'Be Proud, Be True, Be Jewish' ... by Daniella Glouberman in Los Angeles
In Memoriam: Nechemia Meyers, veteran Israel columnist. ... by Dan Brin in West Hills,California

Thursday, June 11, 2009 --

Letter to the Editor: Maybe Obama's new friends will help the U.S. in Afghanistan? from Norman Mann in San Diego
Jewish Cyber-referral from Dan Schaffer in San Diego

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 133)

Remembering Hal Wingard, who was the definition of a mensch ... from Mo Bailey in San Diego
Jewish Cyber-Referrals ... from Gerry Burstain in Escondido and Dan Schaffer in San Diego

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 132)

Sotomayor is a strong choice for U.S. Supreme Court .. by Ira N. Forman in Washington, D.C.

Friday, June 5, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 130)

Is Hillary Clinton changing from Israel's friend to a foe? ... by Morton Klein in New York
Cello performance by Julian Schwartz masterful at TICO ... by Robert Forman, PhD in San Diego
Author creates own country; readers will want to go there ... by Israela Manson in San Diego

Thursday, June 4, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 129)

Canadian academic wants Israelis to apologize to Palestinians ... by Jacov Rabkin in Bundoora


Sunday, May 31, 2009 ( Vol 3, No. 126)

Bereshit, a poem by Sandy Gach, printed in story by Sandy Golden

Friday, May 29, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 125)

Some background and some customs of Shavuot ... by Rabbi Shraga Simmons

Wednesday May 27, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 123)

A Chinese trek from Israel to California Center for the Arts

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 122)

Syria finds friendship with Iran more useful than with U.S ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya

Sunday, May 17, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 115)

U.S. junior soccer players who'll compete in Maccabiah connected by Internet but distances prevent practices ... by Noam Baltinester in San Diego

Thursday, May 14, 2009 (Vol. 3, No 113)

America's troubles in Afghanistan are Iran's opportunities ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 106)
Australia's decision to boycott Durban II vindicated ... by Greg Sheridan in Canberra, Australia

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 100)

EU-financed lobby for Hamas sets sights on U.K., then U.S. ... by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel
Block recalls Skokie's neo-Nazi travail to Legislature ... by Jim Lantry in Sacramento, California

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 99)

Debating President Obama's first 100 days:

NJDC leader praises President Obama’s First 100 Days ... by Marc R. Stanley in Washington, D.C.

RJC leader says Obama's 100 days 'cause for concern'... by Matthew Brooks in Washington, D.C.

Monday, April 27, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 98)

Former South African starts up SAJACsingles in San Diego ,,,by Dale Phillips

Wednesday, April 22,2009 (Vol. 3, No. 94)

March of the Living leads thousands in memorial at Auschwitz and Birkenau and in protest against Durban 2 ... by Jeremy Wimpfheimer at Auschwitz, Poland

Monday, April 13, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 86)

Tarbuton founder tells start of Hebrew language academy ... by Jennie Starr in San Diego

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 82)

Jordan Valley sites testify to Israel's biblical footing ... by Amir Gilat, PhD in Haifa
Sonia Snyder's tale brings back old San Diego memories ... from Gert Thaler in La Jolla, California


Tuesday, March 31, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 76)

Remember, Honor, and Teach: San Diego County Holocaust Commemoration to be held April 19th ... by Michael Bart in San Diego

Monday, March 30, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 75)

Sha'ar Hanegev teacher lectures U.N. on human rights ... by Shomtsion Cohen in Geneva, Switzerland

Matzah, Matzah, Matzah ... a children's story for Pesach by Sonia Snyder in San Diego

Perfecting the world by perfecting oneself ... by Michoel Stern in South Fallsburg, New York

Thursday, March 26, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 72)

Author believes social reformer and pioneer feminist Ernestine Rose's achievements under-appreciated ... by Phoebe Steele Telser in Carlsbad, California

Monday, March 23, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 69)

Western States: A story of Sen. Barry Goldwater's Jewish family... by Dr. Norton B. Stern

Thursday, March 19, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 66)

A Bene Israel Fish Recipe for Passover ... by Nissim Moses in Petah Tiqwa, Israel

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 64)

Attorney demands Sweden return Nazi-looted art ... by David J. Rowland in New York

Sunday, March 15, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 62)

Lake Murray photo now provides background for desktop computer ... from Tami Beckman

Demonstration of Israeli ingenuity ... from Larry Gorfine

Friday, March 13, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 61)

Ibim Student Village retools for a vocational program ... by Soni Singer in Ibim, Israel

Thursday, March 12, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 60)

Carção explores history of hidden Portuguese Jews ... by Manuel Azevedo in Carção, Portugal

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 59)

Who are the Donmeh: true believers, Jewish heretics or untrustworthy Moslem converts? ... by Irwin Berg in Istanbul, Turkey

San Diegan dies of cancer on her 9th wedding anniversary ... from Mark Wang in Taipei, Taiwan

Seeking families of Latvian Jews ... from Victoria Shaldova in Riga, Latvia

Writer takes issue with NYT's Roger Cohen on Middle East ... from Dr. Norman Mann in San Diego

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 58)

Escape: new novel about Elizabethan Crypto-Jews ... by Karen Primack in Silver Spring, Maryland

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 52)

Kibbutz Kfar Aza resident faces lung transplant operation ... by Alon Gutman in Kibbutz Kfar Aza,Israel

Prehistoric Middle Easterners used 'desert kites' for hunting ... by Amir Gilat in Haifa, Israel

Monday, March 2, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 51)

While soldier fought, his marrow was needed for transplant ... by Hannah Miller in New York


Thursday, February 19, 2009 (Vol. 3, Issue 43)

Waltz With Bashir is stunning visual art form, but will it give viewers a biased view of the Arab-Israeli conflict? ... by Heather L. Zeiden in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 42)

UCSD invites community to Holocaust workshop ... from Deborah Hertz in La Jolla, California

Directly confronting anti-Semites not always best strategy ... from Morris Casuto and Heather Frank in San Diego

Kudos for Sheila Orysiek ... from Jane Schaffer by San Diego

Sunday, February 15, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 39)

The Last Train and One of the Last Witnesses .... by Laurie Baron in San Diego

Friday-Saturday, February 13-14, 2008 (Vol. 3, No. 38)

Confronting anti-Semitism; what would you have done? ... from Ira Jevotovsky in Pittsford, New York

A story for Valentine's Day of a lasting love ... by Dan Schaffer in San Diego

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 36)

You see almost everyone in Inauguration photo by Bergman ... from Larry Gorfine in San Diego

Monday, February 9, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 34)

American Jewish University professor's lecture on Islam was positive .. from Carol Ann Goldstein in San Diego

Monday, February 2, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 28)

Turkey: 'Do as I say, not as I do'... by David A. Harris in New York

San Diego’s New Vision: The Jewish Education Commission in 1948 ... by Hunter Chundak

Oscar Schindler, Reluctant Savior... by Jairn Schiff in Cayucos, California


Wednesday, January 28, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 24)

Literary tutors provide valuable public service ... from Susan Moore in San Diego

More tutors needed ... from Betsy Seible in Encinitas, California

Monday, January 26, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 22)

Hamas violations do not give Israel carte blanche to fire away in Gaza... from Jonathan Graubart in San Diego

Friday-Saturday, January 23-24, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 20)

Israelis unify 'one drop at a time' to save life of little Amit Kadosh ... by Laura Ben-David in Jerusalem

Thursday, January 22, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 19)

Blurring distinction between school, family ... by Marsha Sutton in San Diego

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 18}

Comanche composer empathizes with Jews; Yeagley work to be performed January 25 & 27 in San Diego County .... by Richard Lawrence Poe in New York

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 17)

Michelle Obama's rabbi cousin among racially diverse Jews at Inauguration... from Diane Tobin in San Francisco

Pro-Israel rally conducted in Balboa Park ... by Sandy Golden in San Diego

Sunday, January 18, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 15)

Gaza 'teach-in' an absolute farce ... by J.J. Surbeck in Encinitas

U.S. pact with U.A.E may help Iran go nuclear ... by Congressman Brad Sherman in Washington, D.C.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 9)

Israel's goal should be Hamas defeat... by Morton A. Klein and Dr. Daniel Mandel

Peres Peace Center's efforts continue, even in wartime ... from Ron Pundak in Tel Aviv

Bias against Israel, not international law, basis of latest Union-Tribune Op-Ed attack ... by J.J. Surbeck in Encinitas, California

The many ways the Jewish Agency helps the residents of embattled southern Israel ... by Meir Boaz in Los Angeles

Thursday, January 8, 2009 (Vol. 2, No. 7)

Ibim Student Village professionals keep working, even under fire, to help new olim ... by Soni Singer in Ibim, Israel

Moral clarity in Gaza ... from Shlomo Dubnov in San Diego

Our job is to help the IDF ... from Howard Feldman in San Diego

Our soldiers continue to clean up Gaza ...'from Reuven Meir in Tel Aviv

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 6)

Readers recommend Internet flicks on Middle East ... from Eyal Dagan and Hillel Mazansky in San Diego

Historic Bible for Swearing In ... from Matthew Farrauto in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 5)

Sha'ar Hanegev mayor praises wartime actions of Army, Israeli citizens and friends ... by Mayor Alon Schuster in Sha'ar Hanegev

Sunday, January 4, 2009 (Vol 3, No. 3)

Miko Peled column on Gaza situation in San Diego Union-Tribune draws rebuttals ... from Gerry Burstain in Escondido and J.J. Surbeck in Encinitas

Friday-Saturday, January 2-3, 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 2)

Aliyah continues despite Gaza War ... by Ze'ev Bielski in Jerusalem

San Diegan finds Israel calm in wartime... from Guenter Cohn in Ramat Bet Shemesh