Archive for May, 2015

Writers Wednesday: Cynthia Ozick

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Cynthia Ozick on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Cynthia Ozick b. 1928 by Joseph Lowin on the Jewish Women’s Archive Encyclopedia website.

Click Here to Read:  Cynthia Ozick, The Art of Fiction No. 95 Interviewed by Tom Teicholz in The Paris Review in the Spring 1987, No. 102 Issue.

Click Here to Read: An Interview with Cynthia Ozick by Paul Marton on the Bookslut website. (more…)

Current News from YIVO

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Current News from YIVO.

Why Do We Experience Awe?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Why Do We Experience Awe? By Paul Piff and Dacher Keltner in The New York Times on May 22, 2015

‘The Daemon Knows,’ by Harold Bloom

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: ‘The Daemon Knows,’ by Harold Bloom, Review by Cynthia Ozick in The New York Times on May 18, 2015.

Jewish artifacts in ISIS’s hands after capture of ancient city

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Jewish artifacts in ISIS’s hands after capture of ancient city By Julia Marsh in The New York Post on May 26, 2015.

The ancient Syrian city of Palmyra Photo: Getty Images

New discoveries illuminate early human physical and technological evolution

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: New discoveries illuminate early human physical and technological evolution By Philip Guelpa on the World Socialist Website on May 26, 2015.

Doubts About Study of Gay Canvassers Rattles the Field

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Doubts About Study of Gay Canvassers Rattles the Field By Benedict Carey and Pam Belluck in The New York Times on May 25, 2015.

Donald P. Green, left, a co-author of a challenged study by Michael LaCour, right, from Mr. LaCour’s Facebook page.

Cruelty & Perversity: Postprandial Reflections on the PEN Protesters

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Cruelty & Perversity: Postprandial Reflections on the PEN Protesters The grim satire of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ controversy, in context By Paul Berman on the Tablet Website May 26, 2015.

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Veggie burgers in 1930s Vilna – a Jewish chef ahead of her time

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Veggie burgers in 1930s Vilna – a Jewish chef ahead of her time: Decades before vegetarianism became trendy, Fania Lewando cooked up a non-meat storm in her restaurant, attracting such diners as Marc Chagall. The Yiddish cookbook she wrote nearly vanished. Now it can be read in English By Ofer Aderet on the Haaretz wesite on May 26, 2015,

Lewando in her successful vegetarian restaurant in Vilna in the 1930s.  Photo by Courtesy of the family of Fania Lewando

Freud and Fareed: Does the Austrian neurologist have what it takes to survive in Pakistan?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Freud and Fareed: Does the Austrian neurologist have what it takes to survive in Pakistan? by Yameen Aftab Ali on the Pakistan Today Website on May 25, 2015.

One Man’s Millions Turn a Community Around in Florida

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  One Man’s Millions Turn a Community Around in Florida by Lizette Alvarez in The New York Times on May 25, 2015.

Harris Rosen visited a day care center for 3- and 4-year-olds in Tangelo Park, Fla., part of the education initiative he has spent the last two decades financing.CreditMelissa Lyttle for The New York Time

While at War, Female Soldiers Fight to Belong

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: While at War, Female Soldiers Fight to Belong By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on May 24, 2015.

Courtney Wilson relaxing last fall in a park in Madrid, two months after finishing her contract with the Army.  Credit James Rajotte for The New York Time

The Huxley File

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Huxley File Created by Charles Blinderman and David Joyce on the Clark University website.

An Evening Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Theresienstadt

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: An Evening Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Theresienstadt program at Zankel Hall Description by Batya Monder.

Click Here to Read: Remarks by Judith Goldstein at An Evening Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Theresienstadt program at Zankel Hall.

The Shrink is In

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Shrink is In by Jonathan Lear in The New Republic on December 25, 1995.

Hebrew inscriptions, jewels of Palmyra’s Jewish past, may be lost forever

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Hebrew inscriptions, jewels of Palmyra’s Jewish past, may be lost forever: With Islamic State now in control, fears grow for archaeological gems that point to the ancient city’s resonant Jewish history by Ilan Ben Zion in The Times of Israel on May 25, 2015.

The Islamic State flag raised on top of Palmyra castle, May 22, 2015. (Photo credit: The website of Islamic State militants via AP)

Bashevis Revisited

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Bashevis Revisited, Review Essay in Isaac Beshevis Singer by  Harold Bloom in The New York Review of Books on September 20, 2010.

Roger Viollet/Getty Images
 Jews in Lublin, 1934

Psychoanalysis and Oedipal Hollywood

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Psychoanalysis and Oedipal Hollywood by Alwyn Lau on the Malay Mail Online website on May 25, 2015.

 

Poetry Kept My Patient Alive

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Poetry Kept My Patient Alive By Ruth H. Livingston in The New York Times on May 23, 2015.

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Who Says Dogs can’t be Book Worms

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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