Ohio Cemetery/Grain Silo, by Susan L. Rose.
Ohio Cemetery/Grain Silo, by Susan L. Rose.
An early Labor Day weekend offers an opportunity to spend time reading the interesting posts on the international psychoanalytic website. It is a time of turmoil in the world and will hopefully offer some respite as well as some insight into the societal issues.
My choices this week are:
1) For those of us who did not know much about the Islamic State – The “Fertile Crescent had been a cradle to strange and fascinating sects” – the post about the “land of lost gods” in the Art Category is a must! (more…)
Click Here to Read: Mao’s Sarcophagus and Other Constructions In ‘The Dog,’ Jack Livings Writes of a Modernizing China By Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times on July 30, 2014.
(First published on Clio’s Psyche)
I well remember when Bel Kaufman’s book came out, in the 1960’s, with that evocative title, “Up the Down Staircase, a title that somehow encapsulated everything about school as I knew it. I had three marvelous years at P.S. 208 in Brooklyn, fourth, fifth, sixth, and all the rest was up the down staircase….
The stories of Sholem Aleichem, which I read when I was very young, were a major influence on my worldview, my perspective, and my sense of my ethnic identity.
My favorite story was “A Yom Kippur Scandal”. I found two videos on YouTube, Part 1 and Part 2, a telling of the story in Yiddish, with English subtitles. Here are the links, for the curious. If the links don’t work, go to YouTube, type in Sholem Aleichem, A Yom Kippur Scandal, and you will have access to the videos.
Click Here to View: Sholem Aleichem A Yom Kippur Scandal, Part 1
Click Here to Read: Review of : Hungry for Ecstasy: Trauma, the Brain, and the Influence of the Sixties by Sharon K. Farber, Reviewd by Marshall Poe on the New Books in Alcohol, Drugs, and Intoxicants website on February 20, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Keeper Of Her Grandfather’s Memory: Remembering Bel Kaufman, author of influential city schools novel and diplomat-at-large for the iconic Sholem Aleichem by Sandee Brawarsky in The Jewish Week on July 29, 2014.
Click Here to Listen to The Jews and the Great War: European Leo Baeck lecture Series London. 2014 on the Backdoor Broadcasting Company Website.
Click Here to Read: ‘The Dvbbuk” Paper presented to the American Psychoanalytic Association on December 18 – 19, 1991 by Jacob A. Arlow, M.D.
I was very interested to read Jacqueline Rose’s article on mothers since the main focus of my work as a psychiatrist has had to do with women who suffer from the strange feelings they have about their babies. In my book Mother, Madonna, Whore: The Idealisation and Denigration of Motherhood (1988), I argue that the main difference between male and female perverse action lies in the aim. Whereas in men the act is aimed at an external part-object, in women it is against themselves: either against their bodies or against objects of their own creation – that is, their babies. (more…)
Click Here To Read: A Godless Jewish Humanist: Review of The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love’s Prophet, By Lawrence J. Friedman, with assistance from Anke M. Schreiber, Reviewed by Dinah M. Mendes.
Click Here To Read: Photography as a Balm for Mental Illness By Aimee Lee Ball in The New York Times on July 24, 2014.
This is a selection of images from the Darkness to Light exhibit at the Fountain Gallery in New York City. Free Ya Soul Jessie Kolpak, of Copenhagen, was found to have with bipolar disorder two years ago. Now 29, she said she had just recently began to take pleasure in the things she used to enjoy again, such as photography. Jessie Kolpak
Click Here to Read: Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst by Adam Phillips, Reviewed by Tracy Morgan on the New Books in Psychoanalysis website on JULY 28, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Ethics and Psychoanalysis on the Larval Subjects website on July 28, 2014.
Save the Date
November 8, 2014
9:00am – 5:00pm
CFS Annual Scientific Conference
Co-Sponsored by Pace University
“The Role of Anxiety in Child and Adolescent Development: A Psychoanalytic Perspective”
James Herzog (Boston)
Marsha Levy-Warren (New York)
Virginia Ungar (Buenos Aires)
Location: Pace University
PTI of CFS Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Upper West Side Location
Please join us to learn about our 2-year certificate program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
· Curriculum spans the life cycle and emphasizes development issues (more…)
Click Here to Read: The Origins of Yiddish: Part Fir How Three Seemingly Contradictory Theories Can Co-Exist By Philologos in The Jewish Daily Forward on July 27, 2014, issue of August 01, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Origins of Yiddish Are Anything But Understood Linguistic and Genetic Challenges to Conventional Wisdom By Philologos in The Jewish Daily Forward July 06, 2014, issue of July 11, 2014.
Click Here to Read: The Origins of Yiddish, Part Dray A Little-Known Slavic Language Called Sorbian By Philologos in The Jewish Daily Forward on July 20, 2014, issue of August 01, 2014.
Click Here to Read: To Answer Our Most Fundamental Questions, Science Needs to Find a Place for the Arts on the Seed website on July 28. 2014.
Black Peacock, 1950
Semir Zeki, Neuroscientist, University College London © Christie’s Images/Corbis
Click Here To Read: A Heartbreaking Picture of Rare Genius Shows America Without Jews Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made By Ann Marloweo on the Tablet wesite on July 24, 2014.