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Harrison is editor of San Diego Jewish World.  He may be contacted via [email protected]

Book Review: ‘kaddish.com’ by Nathan Englander

As a young man, Larry, bridles at having to sit shiva for his father and absolutely refuses to say kaddish for him for the year after his death. Instead, he arranged for someone in Jerusalem, whom...

Moynihan doumentary provides strong political role model

SAN DIEGO – Raised in impoverished circumstances by a single mother, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Daniel Patrick Moynihanalways had compassion for those who were not as lucky as he was.  By fortuitous circumstances, a Navy...
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Bus Station Project helps immigrant travelers

While the political situation for asylum seekers who come to the United States’ southern border seemingly changes day by day, Mimi Pollack, 65, and Paula Sassi, 71, are among the few constants. Twice a week...

Seeing Israel changed mind of Hispanic opponent

Although Sebastian Parra grew up in Cali, Colombia, with the words of Genesis 12:3 intoned frequently at his Protestant church, anti-Israel propagandists in the United States knew just how to destroy his faith in...

Book Review: ‘No Forgotten Fronts’

During World War II, many people turned to The Washington Post for their news.  On the other hand, G.I.’s who were former San Diego State College students turned to Prof. Lauren C. Post. “Doc” Post, a professor of geography...

Middle East book review: ‘Why Are We Still Afraid?’

This self-published book by longtime Israeli journalist Mark Lavie starts off with controversy, then subsides into informative and reliable travel journalism, depicting the byways and quirks of Israeli society.  Towards the end of this...

Survivor’s son tracks down his father’s WWII story

Released for publication on Jan. 19, this book is a combination memoir and biography; a memoir by son Jack J. Hersch of his painstaking efforts to visualize and reconstruct the experiences of his father,...

Movie Review: ‘Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People’

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People is soon to be released in theaters around the country, starting with March premieres in New York City and Los Angeles. The 85-minute documentary traces Pulitzer’s life as a Jewish...

Book Review: ‘Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story’

With immigration a hot topic heard on the news, this book personalizing the experience of our own Jewish ancestors immigrating from Eastern Europe to the United States via Ellis Island could not be more...
Tammuz Dubnov, at left

Immigrant stories told at New Americans Museum

Immigrants Tammuz Dubnov and Gad Shaanan from Israel and Michel Cohen of Mexico are among 76 New Americans who are featured in an innovative exhibition that was created by the staff of the San Diego...

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