Category: April 2019

DNA

By Melinda Halpert For my last birthday, my husband surprised me with DNA kits from Ancestry.com. I had always assumed that my family’s roots were in Lithuania and Hungary, and my husband’s in Germany and Poland or Russia depending on…

The Mindful Seder Plate:

By Violet Lehrer Every year as we prepare for Passover we traditionally clear out the Chametz from our house. This year brings us the opportunity to update the ritual and to take the time to clear the Chametz from our…

Turn your smartphone into a medical diagnostics microscope

By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c via JNS.org If your eye is oozing and red, and an infection is suspected, you need to make an appointment with your doctor and get a lab analysis before you can start antibiotic treatment. Physicist-turned-biologist…

‘Life After’ At The Old Globe

By Deborah Vietor There’s an exciting new musical playing at the Old Globe, directed by Erna Vinci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. Edelstein is widely recognized as one of the leading American authorities on works of Shakespeare, directing nearly half…

Welcoming the Righteous to San Diego

Wilhelmina and Cornelis de Ru owned a grocery store in Leiden, a city in southern Holland. During WWII, the de Ru’s risked their lives to hide Maurits Kopuit, a teenager at the time. The Nazis never found Maurits, nor his…