Archive for the 'Books' Category

“Your Inner Fish” … An engaging look at our vertebrate ancestry

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   “Your Inner Fish” … An engaging look at our vertebrate ancestry By Walter Gilberti on the World Socialist Web Site on April 22, 2014.

Peter Holland, left, and Neil Shubin hunt off the Florida coast for amphioxus, a wormlike creature used to study the origins of basic human features. [PBS Television]

Healing after Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence with Phyllis Cohen, K. Mark Sossin and Richard Ruth at Pace University

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

PACE UNIVERSITY    DYSON COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Psychology invites you to a:   Conversation Pertaining to Therapeutic Implications  of Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence

 Come welcome the book and honor the contributors to Healing after Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence: Therapeutic Interventions and Theoretical Considerations Edited by Phyllis Cohen, K. Mark Sossin and Richard Ruth

When:  Sunday, May 4th, 2014. 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Pace University
Bianco Room, 3 Spruce Street, New York City (more…)

Sheba and Solomon’s Return by Nathan Szajnberg

Monday, April 21st, 2014

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Brief Review of Sheba & Solomon’s Return by Nathan Szajnberg, Reviewed by Ahron Freidberg

In the social sciences there tends to be an underlying tension between two distinct approaches to knowing:  The nomothetic, which is based in an effort to find laws that explain objective phenomenon, and the idiographic, which is based on understanding the unique, contextual and subjective meaning of a thing.  In Sheba & Solomon’s Return:  Ethiopian Children in (more…)

Reviews of Marilyn Monroe: On The Couch by Alma Bond

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Reviews of Marilyn Monroe: On The Couch by Alma Bond.

YIVO News

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

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What Now? Jews and the Ukrainian Revolution 2014
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 | 7pm
DISCUSSION

What is the political situation in Ukraine today? Join Josef Zissels, the preeminent leader of Ukraine’s Jewish community, in conversation with scholar David Fishman, for a look at (more…)

García Márquez, Magical Realism Master

Friday, April 18th, 2014

GabrielCarciaMarquezClick Here to View:  García Márquez, Magical Realism Master by Sophia Perpetua in The New York Times on April 17, 2014.

Click Here to Read:  Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 1927-2014 by Michael Jacobs in the New Republic on April 17, 2014,

Combative Director, Even in Letters

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Combative Director, Even in Letters,  Review of The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan Edited by Albert J. Devlin with Marlene J. Devlin, Reviewed by Janet Maslin in The New York Times on April 16, 2014.

 

 

The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem: The Remarkable Life and Afterlife of the Man Who Created Tevye.  Jeremy Dauber’s biography looks at how Fiddler on the Roof came to represent the ultimate Americanisation of Jewish culture,  Reviewed by J. Hoberman on the Guardian website on April 11, 2014,

Henry Goodman as Tevye at the Savoy theatre in 2007. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian

Rebels against Zion

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Review of: Rebels against Zion:  Studies on the Jewish Left Anti-Zionism Edited by August Grabski, Reviewed by David Hirsh, on the Fathom website on January 29, 2014. |

The infinite voices of Philip Roth

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The infinite voices of Philip Roth, Review of Roth Unbound by Claudia Roth Pierpont,  Reviewed by   Adam Thirlwell in The Times Literary Supplement on March 19, 2014.

Jewish Fiction.net’s Thirteenth Issue

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Jewish Fiction .net is delighted to announce its Thirteenth Issue!

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Welcome to this special issue of Jewish Fiction .net! It’s hard to believe that this is our 13th (our bar mitzvah!) issue — so in honour of this, you’ll find two stories here involving bar mitzvahs. This is also, of course, our Pesach (more…)

What a Saga!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  What a Saga!  Review of  The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BC–1492 AD by Simon Schama, Reviewed by  W. Bowersock in the New York Review of Books April 24, 2014 issue.

National Museum of Damascus, Syria/Zev Radovan/Bridgeman Art Library
‘Exodus and the Crossing of the Red Sea’; wall painting from the Dura-uropos Synagogue, Damascus, Syria, third century.

A Correspondence

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  A Correspondence about James Joyce between Mick Kildea- and Declan Kiberd, author of Ulysses and Us.

 

The Mental Life of Plants and Worms, Among Others

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Mental Life of Plants and Worms, Among Others by Oliver Sacks in The New York Review of  Books in the April 24, 2014 Issue.

Updike: What kind of biography do you write when you are the closest thing to being John Updike’s son?

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Updike: What kind of biography do you write when you are the closest thing to being John Updike’s son? Jeet Heer in the The Globe and Mail on April 4, 2014.

The Strange Case of Paul de Man

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Strange Case of Paul de Man, Review of  The Double Life of Paul de Man by Evelyn Barish, Reviewed by Peter Brooks in The New York Review of Books on  April 3, 2014 .

Why Does it Matter if Heidegger was Anti-Semitic?

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Why Does it Matter if Heidegger was Anti-Semitic?  By Richard Brody In The New Yorker on March 27, 2014.

The Classics and Their Relevance Today

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Classics and Their Relevance Today by Ricardo B. Salinas on the Huffington Post Website on April 1, 2014,

Richard Rorty on Martin Heidegger

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Diary by Richard Rorty in the London Review of Books Vol. 12 No. 3 · 8 February 1990,  page 21.

Click Here to Read: Four passages from the black notebooks (GA 96) quoted in Peter Trawny’s book Heidegger und der Mythos der jüdischen Weltverschwörung.

Heidegger’s Notebooks Renew Focus on Anti-Semitism

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Books Heidegger’s Notebooks Renew Focus on Anti-Semitism By Jeniffer Schuessler in The New York Times on March 30, 2014.

The philosopher Martin Heidegger, circa 1933. Credit Corbis