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

Jewish cartoon book delights

Have I Got a Cartoon for You: The Moment Magazine Book of Jewish Cartoons, edited by Bob Mankoff, 2019: Moment Books,  86 pages,  $19.95. Thirty graphic artists are featured in this delightful 86-page book of...

Holocaust survivors remember childhood traumas

Survivors of the Holocaust: True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children, edited by Keith Shackleton, illustrated by Zane Whittingham; Sourcebooks, © 2019; ISBN pending, 96 pages. This set of six memoirs, illustrated cartoon style, is intended...

Book Review: ‘An Unorthodox Match’

An Unorthodox Match by Naomi Ragen, St. Martin’s Press © 2019, ISBN 9781250-161222; 322 pages plus acknowledgments and glossary; $27.99 I once had a rabbi who inveighed against religious hypocrisy with this saying: “Big beard, small...

Book offers tips and facts about DNA testing

Seed of Israel: DNA Guide To Tracing Your Jewish Ancestry by Joshua Robbin Marks,  48 pages including endnotes; available on Amazon.com for $14.99. Perhaps your friends or relatives have told you that they did a DNA...
Paula Sassi unloads donated clothing and other items from her car for Mimi Pollack (center) and Birdie Gutierrez waiting at storage facility.

‘Bus Station Project’ migrates across the border

California – After President Donald Trump’s administration began enforcing its “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers, the flow of migrants arriving at the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown San Diego was reduced to...

A graphic novel of Jews hunting Nazis

his graphic novel is set shortly before the Six-Day War of 1967 with the action alternating between B’nei Barak, Israel, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.  A Haredi Jew in B’nei Barak has nightmares remembering how...

Rose and Max (z”l) Schindler relate their survivals

There is a romantic notion in popular Judaism that everyone has a bashert – a special person intended to become a lifelong spouse.  Sometimes, he or she may live just down the street; other times, you...
Jewish Padre Ian Kinsler strokes a single, igniting a three-run Padres rally in the third inning,

Jews share honors with Marines during Padres game

Although our San Diego Padres were defeated by the San Francisco Giants by a score of 7-6 on Sunday, there was a magical moment during what was designated as “Jewish Community Day” at Petco...

Book Review: ‘Newcomers in an Ancient Land’

For the most part, this is a pleasant if tentative memoir, which will be informative for people contemplating a first trip from the United States  to Israel, but which otherwise breaks no new ground. ...

Film Review: ‘Last’ imagines Nazi who posed as a Jew

In Jeff Lipsky’s film Last, Joshua, a modern Orthodox Jew, and his recently converted wife, Olivia, are sitting in beach chairs, having what started as a pleasant conversation with Joshua’s 92-year-old maternal great grandmother, Claire, about...

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