Category: FEATURE

Revolutionizing Urban Warfare

By Yaakov Lappin, JNS.org The German military is currently studying cutting-edge digital battlefield technology produced by Israeli defense firm Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, as are several other NATO countries. In December, a German company named Atos was selected by a…

Spinning Science Into Art

Most people know there’s cutting-edge scientific and technological research occurring in the San Diego region. But as noted by the artists in the current exhibition at the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) in Balboa Park, you have no idea! ILLUMINATION:…

Aushak with Duxelles

By Michael A. Gardiner Aushak is the national dish of Afghanistan. I first encountered the dish at the marvelous Afghani restaurants of Madison, Wisconsin restauranteur Ghafoor Zafari. His restaurants, the first of which featured an upscale Afghani cuisine, convinced me…

‘Rendering Witness’

By Shiryn Ghermezian, JNS.org Artwork made by eyewitnesses who documented their experiences during and shortly after the Holocaust, often in secret and while risking their lives, are showcased in a new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial…

San Diego Jewish Academy Students Give Back

By Rachel Stern According to the objective of repairing the world, or Tikkun Olam, we should try and make the world a better and happier place by giving back in any way that we can. This is just what students…

You’re Never Too Old to Try Something New

Lamb with Preserved Napa Cabbage Noodle Soup By Michael A. Gardiner For many of us, the first time we really face the notion of aging is when we notice it happening to our parents. That’s when it begins to come…

A New Kind Of Ambassador

By Eliana Rudee, JNS.org As the Shalva Band and 2018 Eurovision Song Contest winner Netta Barzilai redefine what it means to be beautiful and successful, perhaps they are, at the same time, redefining what it means to be a “traditional”…

A New Way to Pay it Forward this Year

By Rachel Stern In Judaism, a mitzvah is a commandment from G-d. G-d gave us 613 commandments and it is our duty to try and fulfill as many as possible. A few amazing people have taken mitzvot to a whole…

She Who Inspires

It is clear from the title artwork of She Who Inspires that the face of philanthropy is changing. Debuted Oct. 25 by the University of California San Diego Office of Gift Planning, the new book recognizes the rise of female…