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

How to get started on your memoir

Have you ever wanted to write a memoir or a family history, but simply had no idea how to go about it?  It’s easier than you think, according to a panel of women who...

‘Leona:’ Inter- faith dating in Mexico

Leona, a name meaning Lioness, is also equivalent to the Hebrew name “Ariela,” by which the protagonist in this 94-minute, Spanish-language, English-subtitled film is known.  She is 25 years old living in what might...
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein lost his right index finger in the synagogue shooting on April 27, 2018, at Chabad of Poway in Southern California. Credit: Twitter.

San Diego-area school holds ‘Blue and White’ day to raise money for Poway victims

Once again, it will be “Blue and White” day this coming Friday at the Bellus Academy in San Diego County. Students will dress in blue and white, contribute $2 a piece, and tell customers at...
The U.S. Capitol building. Wikimedia Commons via Martin Falbisoner.

Should Jews formally band together in Congress?

There is no question that individual Jews have a lot of clout in Congress.  Four of the 28 Jewish members of the House of Representatives hold important committee chairmanships. They are Democrats Eliot Engel on...

Seeking names of Jewish officials, past and present

In Sunday’s edition of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reporter Peter Rowe wrote an overview story about San Diego’s Jewish community entitled “Jewish San Diego: Unique Odyssey.”  The subhead of the article was “Pain, promise over a...
The late Ruth Goldshmiedova Sax and her daughter Sandra Scheller in a scene from ‘Try to Remember – Never Forget’ which had its premiere Sunday night

Film on Holocaust Survivor ‘Ruthie’ Sax premieres

SAN DIEGO – A 25-minute documentary on the life of Holocaust Survivor Ruth Goldshmiedova Sax, who recently died at age 90, had its premiere Sunday night at Tifereth Israel Synagogue on a doubly sad...

Woman slain, three others wounded at Chabad of Poway

A white male shooter opened fire during Saturday morning  Shabbat services on the last day of Passover, killing one woman at the Altman Family Chabad Community Center, and reportedly wounding three others, including Rabbi...
At left, actress Shelley Winters with daughter Vittoria Glassman, and Lolly Boroff (dark hair) with her mother Blanche Boroff.

Niece reprises Shelley Winters’ role in ‘Anne Frank’

In the American History Theater’s current production of The Diary of Anne Frank, some American theater history is being reprised.  Back in 1959, Shelley Winters won an Oscar as best supporting actress for her performance...

Book review: ‘The Limits of the World’

Immigrants from India found themselves distrusted by both sides of the racial divide in colonial Kenya.  As far as black Africans were concerned, the brown-skinned Asians were part of the ruling class, and as...

Superman, Batman and deeper Torah concepts

Superhero comics have been influenced greatly by Jewish life in the United States and by Torah learning, according to Jordan Gorfinkel, 51, the entertainment entrepreneur who managed the Batman franchise for a decade before...

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