Archive for September, 2014

How Freud almost fell victim to repression and denial

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  How Freud almost fell victim to repression and denial: The master had to contend with multiple identities as a scientist, therapist, essayist, Jew and cosmopolitan. They almost kept him from fleeing the Nazis By David Bargal and Aner Govrin on the Haaretz Website on September 27, 2014.

Sigmund Freud:  He knew all about Jewish history.  Photo by Eran Wolkowski

 

Jewish Communist expats in East Germany recall heady 1950s

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Jewish Communist expats in East Germany recall heady 1950s For Victor Grossman and Michael Hamburger, the annual Victims of Fascism Day is of equal importance to Holocaust Remembrance Day BY Micki Weinberg on the Time of Isreal Website on September 27, 2014.

American expat Victor Grossman as a young man in East Germany, early 1950s (photo credit: Courtesy)

Double Agent: The impossible life

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Double Agent: The impossible life: Review of Becoming Freud: the making of a psychoanalyst By Adam Phillips, Reviewed by Aveek Sen in the The Telegraph, Calucta, India on September 26, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Sigmund Freud Tried Thwarting Biographers. That Didn’t Stop Adam Phillips on this website.

Click Here to Read: Review of: “Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst,” by Adam Phillips on this website.

The Barbarians Within Our Gates: Arab civilization has collapsed.

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Barbarians Within Our Gates: Arab civilization has collapsed. It won’t recover in my lifetime. By Hisham Melhem on the Politico Magazine website on September 18, 2014.

New study lists top psychologists of modern era

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: New study lists top psychologists of modern era by Fariss Samarrai on the Medical Xpress website on September 26, 2014.

Are we saying goodbye to Sigmund Freud and the guru-shrink?

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Are we saying goodbye to Sigmund Freud and the guru-shrink? Freudian terms pepper everyday discourse yet the 75th anniversary of his death went almost unremarked. Are we forgetting the founder of psychoanalysis? by John Dugdale in The Guardian on September 26, 2014.

Sigmund Freud with a sculpture of himself. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis

A Psychoanalytic Royal Flush: Freud, Klein, Bion, and Segal with George Gross, M.D. at NYPSI

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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A Psychoanalytic Royal Flush: Freud, Klein, Bion, and Segal with George Gross, M.D.
Wednesdays 7:30 – 9 pm, October 8 – October 29, 2014

Fee $120 (4 sessions) (more…)

40th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser at WCSPP

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Click Here to Read: 40th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser at WCSPP on  December 6, 2014 “The Sanctuary” Community Unitarian Church 468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.

Adolescence Now at WCSPP

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Adolescence Now at WCSPP on November 22, 2014 at The Renaissance Westchester Hotel 80 West Red Oak Lane, West Harrison, NY.

The Good, The Bad, and The Unending

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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The Good, The Bad, and The Unending, Review of The Monuments Men directed by George Clooney, Reviewed by Gavriel D. Rosenfeld in The Jewish Review of Books in the Spring 2014 Issue.

The Banality of Evil: The Demise of a Legend

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Banality of Evil: The Demise of a Legend, review of: Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer by Bettina Stangneth, translated by Ruth Martin, Reviewed By Richard Wolin in The Jewish Review of Books in the Fall 2014 Issue.

Valhalla in Flames

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Valhalla in Flames, Review of  Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture, by David B. Dennis. Reviewed by Peter E. Gordon on the Jewish Review of Books website Fall 2014 Issue.

Europe’s Anti-Semitism Comes Out of the Shadows

Friday, September 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Europe’s Anti-Semitism Comes Out of the Shadows by Jim Yardley in The New York Times on September 23, 2014

RECALLING HATE  Jewish residents of Mechelen, Belgium, gathered this month to remember the Holocaust.  Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

Drone warfare in Good Kill

Friday, September 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 3 Drone warfare in Good Kill … and a roundtable interview with writer-director Andrew Niccol and actor Ethan Hawke By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on September 26, 2014.

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Philosopher Thursday: Ernest Nagel

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Ernest Nagel on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Ernest Nagel 1901—1985 A Biographical Memoir by Patrick Suppes  on the National Academy of Sciences website.

Click Here to Read:  Stories in the Scientific American by Ernest Nagel.

 

Phoenix and Labyrinth of Lies: German history and other complex questions

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Phoenix and Labyrinth of Lies: German history and other complex questions By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on September 24, 2014.

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Class 2 of Theory Course by Drs. Martin Blum and Jonathan Easton

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Martin Blum and Jonathon Easton Class 2:  Freud.  Theory Ii: Beyond Wish and Defense Class 2: The Experiential Grounds of the Theory of Narcissism: Narcissistic Themes in Freud’s Self-analysis.

Click Here to Read:  Table of Contents for 2-10 of the Theory Ii Classes by Drs. Martin Blum and Jonathan Easton.

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Click Here to Read: Course Objectives for the Theory II by Drs. Martin Blum and Jonathan Easton.

Martin Blum, M.D., who died at age 81 in December 2013, was a psychoanalyst on the faculty of Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU School of Medicine (formerly NYU Psychoanalytic Institute, formerly Downstate (more…)

New study examines impact of violent media on the brain

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: New study examines impact of violent media on the brain from The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine on the Science Codex website on September 22, 2014.

YIVO News and Events: The YIVO Vilna Project

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

 

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East European Jewish Archive and Library Saved from
the Destruction of the Holocaust to be Reunited After 70 Years

Vilnius, Lithuania (September 23, 2014) – The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is pleased to announce the launch of The Vilna Project, a seven-year international project to preserve, digitize and virtually reunite YIVO’s prewar archives located in New York City and Vilnius, Lithuania, through a dedicated web portal. The Project will also digitally reconstruct the historic Strashun Library of Vilna, one of the great prewar libraries in Europe. Project partners are The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, The Central State Archives of Lithuania and the National Library of Lithuania. (more…)

Upcoming Events Reminder: Stefan Zweig’s Impossible Exile and Facing History: Portraits from the LBI Art Collection

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30 PM | Panel Discussion
The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World

George Prochnik’s The Impossible Exile
Join us as as authors George Prochnik and Gideon Lewis-Kraus discuss Prochnik’s brilliant new biography of Stefan Zweig.

By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual and a lover of all the arts, high and low. Yet after Hitler’s rise to power, this celebrated writer who had dedicated so much energy to promoting international humanism plummeted, in a matter of a few years, into an increasingly isolated exile-from London to Bath to New York City, then Ossining, Rio, and finally Petrópolis-where, in 1942, in a cramped bungalow, he killed himself. (more…)