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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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Hate To Kill

Forests burn all over Israel. They were set by terrorist arsonists who do not care if the forests burn down the environment, the trees, the people Muslim or Jews. They hate and people online rejoice. It pains me deep in … Continue reading

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13 Ways Trump Takeover Mirrors Hitler’s

What’s most telling about this election is that there were so many similarities to the Hitler’s election. The media focused on what was historic about this election and similarities to our previous elections instead of the nationalist tone and intimidation … Continue reading

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The Only People Who Understand Cubs Fans

I was at my girlfriends’ last night when her friend JuliAna stopped by. JuliAnna and I began chatting about the Cubs and how even though none of us are baseball fans, we were caught up in the drama of the … Continue reading

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Some Nightmares Turn Real

We’re in a beige room. A bunker and I am messing with the dial. “What was that” she asks “I think something about killing” I think I heard “Strange.” says another in the corner. She has a worried look but … Continue reading

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Learning from Hate-Megan Phelps-Roper at ADL in San Diego

The screen was dark but the sounds soul-piercing. Loud, cutting phrases of a pastor’s sermon, a hateful, angry pastor of the Westboro Church broke the silence. The violence of the words made children’s brows furl as several hundred of them looked down on … Continue reading

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On Buddha and Moses and The Basis Of Judaism: Justice

Sitting inside a new brewery in San Diego (we have like 300) owned by a Jewish family that chose a Nordic theme, decorated with ship paintings and large round shields, I looked across the room at the 100 or so Jews … Continue reading

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