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Israelis Gather To Revive Yiddish Language In The Holy Land

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Israelis Gather To Revive Yiddish Language In The Holy Land


Click Here to Read: Israelis Gather To Revive Yiddish Language In The Holy Land by Eliyahu Berkowitz on the JPUpdates website on February 8. 2-15.

Grammys 2015: Transcript of Bob Dylan’s MusiCares Person of Year speech

Monday, February 9th, 2015

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Click Here to  Read: Grammys 2015: Transcript of Bob Dylan’s MusiCares Person of Year speech by Randall Roberts on the Los Angeles Times Music Blog on February 7, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Bob Dylan, Extending the Line BY David Remick on The New Yorker blog in February 08. 2015.

Former President Jimmy Carter introduces Bob Dylan as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year with Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, during the MusiCares concert at the Convention Center. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

When a black German woman discovered her grandfather was the Nazi villain of ‘Schindler’s List’

Monday, February 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: When a black German woman discovered her grandfather was the Nazi villain of ‘Schindler’s List’ An odd series of events led Jennifer Teege to discover that her grandfather was none other than the notorious Nazi Amon Goeth. By Avner Shapira on the Haaretz Website on February 6, 2015.

MLK’s Greatness Wasn’t in His Dreams, but in His Ability To Seize the Moment

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  MLK’s Greatness Wasn’t in His Dreams, but in His Ability To Seize the Moment: Why Hollywood gets social movements wrong: They are not the work of messy, failed organizations or misbegotten armies By Todd Gitlin on the Tablet website on February 6, 2015.

Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon Johnson and David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr., in a still from Ada DuVernay’s ‘Selma.’(Atsushi Nishijima/Paramount Pictures)

The Bloody Footprint

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Bloody Footprint By Lilli Carré on The New York Times on February 5, 2015.

R U There?: A new counselling service harnesses the power of the text message

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  R U There?: A new counselling service harnesses the power of the text message By Alice Gregory in The New Yorker Magazine in the February 9, 2015 issue.

Crisis Text Line has received five million texts, providing a unique corpus of data.

Credit illustration by Cristiana Coucerio; Photographs: Top to Bottom: Nick Vaccaro / the Image Bank / Getty; Anna Eckold / Moment / Getty; Atsushi Yamada / Photodisc /Getty

‘Coming Out’ as Anxious

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: ‘Coming Out’ as Anxious By Scott Stossel in The New York Times on February 3, 2015.

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Digitizing The Jewish Past

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Digitizing The Jewish Past by Steve Lipman in The Jewish Week on February 4, 2015.

The Most Interesting Yiddish Story You’ve Never Heard

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Most Interesting Yiddish Story You’ve Never Heard by Pat Launer on the San Diego Jewish Journal website in February 2015.

The Holocaust’s forgotten black victims – the ‘Rhineland Bastards’

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Holocaust’s forgotten black victims – the ‘Rhineland Bastards’ By Martin Smith on the Dream Deferred website on April 23, 2014.

African-German girl in a school photo. Pic credit: USHMM

American Jews Must Stop Obsessing Over the Holocaust

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

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Click Here To Read:  American Jews Must Stop Obsessing Over the Holocaust: Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora By Shaul Magid on the Tablet website on the January 26, 2015.

Jewish youths who have voluntarily tattooed their relative’s Nazi concentration camp numbers on their forearms. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Actor Ben Kingsley Warns: ‘Europe Did Not Grieve the Holocaust

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Actor Ben Kingsley Warns: ‘Europe Did Not Grieve the Holocaust’ (VIDEO) on the Algemeiner Website on January 27, 2015.

Actor Ben Kingsley in a scene from Holocaust drama, Schindler’s List. Photo: screenshot.

Mental health is a global issue – here’s how neuroscience can cross international boundaries

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Mental health is a global issue – here’s how neuroscience can cross international boundaries on The Conversation website on January 28 2015,

Applying findings to treatment. Ryan Somma, CC BY-SA

Complexities of Choosing an End Game for Dementia

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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Click Here To Read: Complexities of Choosing an End Game for Dementia By Paula Span in The New York Times on January 19, 2015.

Mr. Medalie said, “I don’t want any church, the government, any doctor or hospital or even any member of my family to contradict what I want for my death.”Credi tKayana Szymczak for The New York Times

Writing Your Way to Happiness

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Writing Your Way to Happiness By Tara Parker-Pope In The New York Times on January 19, 2015.

Auschwitz: ‘I had to survive to tell the world’

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

KittyHart-MoxonSurvivorClick Here to View: Auschwitz: ‘I had to survive to tell the world’L video with survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon on the BBC News Website on January 28, 2015.

Click Here to View: How I witnessed Auschwitz’s medical experimentation video with survivor Motti Alon on the BBC  News Website on January 27, 2015.

The BBC Flew a Drone Over Auschwitz — And the Result Is Haunting

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The BBC Flew a Drone Over Auschwitz — And the Result Is Haunting: Jordan Valinsky’s avatar image By Jordan Valinsky on the World.Mic website on January 27, 2015.

Research Links Childhood Abuse with Depression

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Research Links Childhood Abuse with Depression By Gerald Schoenwolf PH.D. on his Psychoanalysis Now blog on the PsycheCentral website.

Jewish Journey: America on PBS

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  This Week: “Jewish Journey: America” on PBS by Sandee Brawarsky on the Jewish Week website on  February 27, 2015

 Click Here to Read: Documentary Explores 350 Years of Jewish Immigration to America By: Greg Salisbury on The Jewish Exponent website on February 27, 2015.

Family Portrait:  A Jewish Family from Egypt  in America at a 1928 wedding . Courtesy Andre Aciman.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: January 27, 2015

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Seventieth Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Website.

Click Here to Read: A journey to Auschwitz with Renee by Amanda Borschel-Dan in the Times of Israel on January 22, 2015,

Click Here to Read:  The voices of Auschwitz:The 70th anniversary of the liberation of the notorious Nazi concentration camp could mark the last major commemoration (more…)