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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Paul Rudd Challenges Stephen Hawking in Quantum Chess

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi0BzqV_b44 The actor and former Bar-Mitzvah DJ challenges the famous quantum physicist for a dramatic game of quantum chess in this new Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter video, narrated by Keanu Reeves (another...

Bet You Didn’t Know About the Jews of Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana

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The House of Israel has a one-room synagogue and a miniature Torah that sits in a special wooden box. All work stops on Shabbat, the boys are circumcised a week after birth, and the...

Serenading A Fetus In The Womb

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In their attempts to gain greater and greater control over the way in which children grow and develop, people are developing strategies for influencing children at earlier and earlier ages. For quite some...

The Economist: ‘Israelis Seem Especially Susceptible to Hysteria’

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A 2012 Economist article claimed that Israelis and their Prime Minister fear Iran because they suffer from "Auschwitz complex" - a “ghetto mentality” evidently based on obsessing over past suffering and reinforced by the Jewish festivals of Purim and...

A Multitalented Mensch

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Yale Strom may be a multitalented man and a well known musician both locally and internationally, but he is also refreshingly down to earth and modest, answering my questions at his rustic, comfortable home...

Why Pope’s Visit to Rome Ghetto Means So Much to Italian Jews

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In 1986, Pope John Paul II made history by paying a visit to Rome’s Great Synagogue. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI visited that synagogue again. In 2016, Pope Francis visited for the third time. As our ancient...

Group Offers Second Chance for Dogs

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The motto for California Labrador Retrievers and More is “Dogs + Families = Love”. Thanks to all their hard work and dedicated volunteers, this group, also known as Labs and More, has found homes...

The Effects Of Modern Technology On The Nature Of Evil

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For those people in modern technological society who are becoming more and more secularized, it often becomes difficult to deal with the subject of evil.  Evil seems to be an archaic concept related to...

Early Birds Help Others

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The motto for the La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Club seems to be, “How can we help?” There are actually two La Mesa Rotary Clubs, but the Sunrise one is for the early birds as...

He Dreamed a Dream in Yiddish

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Over the weekend, two events encapsulated Yiddish New York, the week-long festival of Yiddish arts, music and culture that served to replace a gaping hole in the calendar left by the demise of KlezKamp,...