Stories from the December 2011 SDJJ Edition

MAILBAG: Harold Reisman’s Letter continued…

Where are the Facts? To the Editor: It is a worthy goal to bridge religious differences, but it is also important to present facts and text rather than hopes and dreams. The recent article by Rabbi [Philip] Graubart (God Talk: “Muslims and Jews,” Nov. 2011) is another in his attempt to bridge gaps. But once […]

A Calendar of San Diego Arts & Entertainment

by SDJJ Staff

A Calendar of Current and Upcoming San Diego Arts and Entertainment

Raise the Curtain

by SDJJ Staff

Celebrating arts and entertainment in San Diego

A DECADE in the MAKING

by Jessica Hanewinckel and Alanna Berman

The SDJJ celebrates 10 years as San Diego’s Jewish news source

TRAVEL: Jews and Jeeps

by Judith Fein

An Adventure into Jewish Georgia

2011 Chanukah Gift Guide

by Alanna Berman

The perfect gifts for those 8 crazy nights.

CHANUKAH: Judah Mac

by Edmon J. Rodman

The Making of a Hollywood Maccabee wannabee

FOOD: Latkes and More

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

At Chanukah, try adding other fried vegetables to the usual assortment of latkes

NOSH: D.Z. Akin’s Deli

by Eileen Sondak

A local landmark in deli cuisine

WHAT’S GOING ON

by Eileen Sondak

‘Tis the Season for Entertainment

LIVING ON THE FRONT PAGE

by Andrea Simantov

Mind the Gap

From Desert to Desert

by Pamela Price

Israeli artists and spa gurus make their home in Palm Springs

The Christmas Conundrum

by Tinamarie Bernard

Handling the Christmas lure with a child experiencing her first holiday season in the States

The Jeweler Upstairs

by Alanna Berman

Robert Silverman makes custom work a priority for clients of his jewelry business

At the Top

by Alanna Berman

David Geffen, the optometrist at Gordon and Weiss Vision Institute, is an institution of his own among the eye care community

Synagogue: The Importance of Belonging

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Temple Solel introduces new Gathering Sparks program to increase engagement and foster a sense of value and importance among congregants

TORAH

by Andrea Simantov

Post-Gilad Shalit Chanukah Thoughts

Israel: A True Ally in the Middle East

by Robert D. Blackwill and Walter B. Slocombe

By Robert D. Blackwill and Walter B. Slocombe LOS ANGELES (JTA) — American leaders have traditionally explained the foundations of the U.S.-Israel relationship by citing shared democratic values and the moral responsibility America bears to protect the small nation-state of the Jewish people. Although accurate and essential, this characterization is incomplete because it fails to […]

MUSINGS FROM MAMA

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Eulogy for Joan

GUEST COLUMN

by Michael Hayutin

When Your Heart Leads You Astray

GOD TALK

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Access

FOOTNOTES

by Jessica Hanewinckel

The 20 Percent