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Dear Palestinians- Don’t Shoot At Me Over Trump, Join Me In Protest Against Trump.

  Dear Palestinians, I’m a Jew living in Israel. I was a Jew in my passport when I was born. I didn’t choose this. No country ever gave me full citizenship and made me belong. The only place in the … Continue reading

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5778

I like the number eight. As long as I can remember, eight has been my favorite number. Seven might be the lucky number, but 8 is my favorite. I say this because today, the Jewish world turns 5778.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Bar Mitzvah at Temple Emanu-El

I went to Temple Emanu-El today. A temple that has produced a lot of leaders in San Diego. I expected something special because of the many stories I have heard of this synagogue on a hill in historically Jewish San … Continue reading

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On Zionism

Last month I was accepted to the prestigious joint executive MBA at Nortwestern University-Tel Aviv University. As soon as I was accepted to the program, which would give me a chance to live and learn in Israel I was tasked … Continue reading

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Rabbi Chalom of SDSU

When my friend Eric came to San Diego, I took him to the SDSU Chabad. The large house across the street from University on Fraternity row was packed with over 100 college students. Long tables line the room with a a … Continue reading

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What’s Up With Yiddish?

Yiddish culture is at the root of Judaism and American culture, and YAAANA in San Diego is going to make sure we know it. The invitation to a Yiddish Cafe sat in my email inbox unopened for over a week. … Continue reading

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Interview With Eric Fingerhut (Full Text)

He sat with a phone against his ear in the dim hallway of the Fairmont of Grand Del Mar. We nearly passed him but I recognized the silver haired man with a grey kippa from the pictures of my research. … Continue reading

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Muslims of Our Jewish Story

I’m going to do something to educate people on fear and hatred. I’m going to highlight someone Muslim who helped me along in my Jewish Story. I know that it won’t matter to those who hate blindly. To those people … Continue reading

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Photography Show and JED Talk

January 2017 is starting out with a bang! I am giving two talks to the San Diego Historical Society followed by JED talk at Beth El Synagogue on January 24th and then with a Photography show in North Park San … Continue reading

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Buddist Rabbi- Jeff Zlotnik of Dharma Bums

Originally printed in L’Chaim Magazine In a small strip mall near SDSU is a little shop with buddha statues, incense and meditation books. The shop was once owned by a funny old Jewish man with a beard, Alfred Baron and … Continue reading

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