Category: March 2020

Israeli Researchers Announce New, Faster Testing Method for COVID-19

THE NEW METHOD, CALLED POOLING ALLOWS FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS TESTING OF SOME 60 PATIENTS, WHICH SHOULD “GREATLY INCREASE” THE RATE AT WHICH INFECTIONS ARE IDENTIFIED. (JNS) Researchers at Israel’s Technion–Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Health Care Campus have successfully…

Health: Is Loneliness Killing us?

By Diane Cempellin, DNP Loneliness is finally receiving its due attention. Researchers around the world are reporting its impact on health utilization, acceleration of the chronic disease process and mortality. The late John Cacioppo, a leading psychologist on the subject…

Torah: Purim

By Rabbi Daniel Bortz On his deathbed, Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai — the leader of his generation — is surrounded by his students. They beg him to share one final piece of wisdom with them to live by. He says:…

Jewishmom.com Give Your Kid a Smartphone!

My approach with my kids has generally been to keep smartphones away from them as long as socially possible, and then when I can no longer delay the inevitable, allow smartphones without a browser. But (as I’ve recently discovered) those…

Mazel & Mishagoss: The 5 Love Languages, Tweaked For Jews

We’ve all read Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages, true? Of course true! These five methods (Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch) are how people give and receive love. Clearly he didn’t grow…

Shalom, Make Yourself at Home!

Officials with the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (MSJE) have announced that the new museum will open in fall 2020 in New Orleans. Exhibits will explore the many ways Jews in the American South influenced and were influenced by…

North Coast Repertory Theater

BY Eva Trieger I first discovered North Coast Repertory Theater in 2000, the very same year I got divorced. After attending a show, I read in the program that they were looking for help with a set strike the following…

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:…