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  • SF cops probing death of Israel activist—body found in elevator shaft

    By Sue Fishkoff

    December 2, 2008 | 8:26 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—A prominent Israel activist was found dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft.

    Daniel J. Kliman, 38, was the co-founder of San Francisco Voice for Israel, an affiliate of the national Israel advocacy group StandWithUs, and a well-known pro-Israel activist in the...

  • The hip Jewish museum by the Bay, Nagler new JFS chief

    July 17, 2008 | 5:57 pm

    The Hip Jewish Museum by the Bay

    The new Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is a hip amalgam of modern art. Daniel Liebeskind's peculiar architectural dazzle looks like a giant Rubik's Cube in metallic steel, standing on its tip beneath the city's downtown skyscrapers....

  • Big Bay Area Jewish turnout for gay weddings

    June 22, 2008 | 4:53 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—Three years ago, Sharon Papo and Amber Weiss stood under a chupah in a Santa Cruz redwood grove and recited their vows before 100 relatives and friends.

    They stomped on a glass, stood nose to nose wrapped in a tallit and sipped from a kiddush cup—Jewish rituals...

  • Artists channel Genesis and Kabbalah in new museum’s inaugural exhibit

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    In "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the fiendish French archaeologist Belloq describes the eponymous ark as "A transmitter -- radio for talking to God!"

    Well, we all know how that worked out. God, apparently, was on the Do Not Call list.

    So rather than speak to God, artist Ben Rubin...

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  • Bay Area takes on ‘progressive’ anti-Semitism

    By Ben Harris

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Three years ago, Jonathan Bernstein received an e-mail from a distraught political activist in the San Francisco Bay Area concerned about rising anti-Semitism among fellow political progressives.

    "The growing acceptance of anti-Semitic rhetoric is so commonplace it is not even...

  • First Person - Will You Be at Peace?

    By Rabbi Ken Chasen

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I always knew that it would be very difficult to stop a genocide. I just never appreciated how difficult it would be merely to demonstrate against a genocide.

    I was among a group of nearly 100 Los Angeles Jews who traveled to San Francisco on Sunday, April 30, to participate in the...

  • Looking for A Legend

    By Larry Tritten

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Years ago I'd heard from someone or read somewhere that Wyatt Earp is buried in Colma, near San Francisco, a bit of provocative trivia whose truth I'd never been sure of. One day a while back I decided to check it out. I would have thought that one of the most famous figures in the...

  • Where the Heart Is

    By Teresa Strasser

    November 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    They say you can never go home again.

    Well, you can. Only you might find yourself staying at a Travelodge, driving a rented Ford Contour and staking out your childhood home like some noir private eye just trying to catch a glimpse of the Johnny-come-latelys that are now living in...

  • Reaching New Haights

    By Teresa Strasser

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Teresa Strasser is a twentysomething contributing writer for The Jewish Journal.


    Reaching New Haights

    The Synergy School was fine for me for a while.

    We called our teachers "Rusty" and "Kathy," learned...

  • Up Front

    August 28, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Save Alexandra Allen from a pickle . Buy her deli for $100.

    So You Want to Own a Deli

    Bored with your dead-end job? Tired of your boss's endlessnagging? Why not throw caution to the wind and chuck it all to liveyour wildest fantasy: Slicing corned beef by the bay!

    Alexandra Allen,...

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