Archive for the 'General News' Category

On Why I Take Yiddish

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  On Why I Take Yiddish BY Dani Plung  on the New Voices website on  November 27, 2013.|

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On Washington’s birthday, 1790 letter from Jewish congregation

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Permit the children of the stock of Abraham to approach you with the most cordial affection and esteem for your person and merits ~~ and to join with our fellow citizens in welcoming you to NewPort.

With pleasure we reflect on those days ~~ those days of difficulty, and danger, when the God of Israel, who delivered David from the peril of the sword, ~~ shielded Your head in the day of battle: ~~ and we rejoice to think, that the same Spirit, who rested in the Bosom of the greatly beloved Daniel enabling him to preside over the Provinces of the Babylonish (more…)

Statement by the APA Board of Directors on the “No Cause for Action” Decision Regarding the Ethics Complaint against Dr. John Leso

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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Statement by the APA Board of Directors on the “No Cause for Action” Decision Regarding the Ethics Complaint against Dr. John Leso

In response to questions about the decision to close the ethics complaints against John Leso, PhD, the APA Board of Directors asked the Chair of the Ethics Committee at the time the final decision to close the complaint was (more…)

US psychologists renew push for ban on assisting military interrogations

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   US psychologists renew push for ban on assisting military interrogations: American Psychological Association angered many by choosing not to censure psychologist who took part in Guantánamo detainee’s torture by Spencer Ackerman on the theguardian.com website on  February 20, 2014.

Psychologist support for military interrogations have been a bitter and divisive issue within the APA. Photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters (more…)

Germany Arrests 3 Auschwitz Guard Suspects

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Germany Arrests 3 Auschwitz Guard Suspects
By David Rising on the ABC news website on February 20, 2014.

You can take away a man’s gods but only to give him others in return

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  You can take away a man’s gods but only to give him others in return  by Ronan Breathnach on the News Talk website on  February 20, 2014.

There’s something beneath the surface

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  There’s something beneath the surface by Ishan Raval on the Technician online website on  February 19, 2014.

Was the Atomic Bomb Necessary?

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

robertoppenheimerClick Here to Read:   Was the Atomic Bomb Necessary? by Herbert Weiner on the Other/Wise website on September 21st, 2013.

C lick Here to Read: Mythology and the Manhattan Project By David Lotto.

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Jackson outburst shows problems with ‘other’ faces

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Jackson outburst shows problems with ‘other’ faces By Jesse Washington on the Commercial Appeal website on February 18, 2014.

Caring for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Caring for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver By Jane E. Brody in The New York Times on February 17, 2014.

Our Story in 2 minutes

Monday, February 17th, 2014

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Click Here to View:  Our Story in 2 minutes/Notre Histoire en 2 minutes on the Notre Histoire website.

The Mindfulness Racket

Monday, February 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   The Mindfulness Racket: How to Take a Break from Technology Without Becoming A Stooge by Evgeny Morozov in the New Republic in the March 3, 2014 issue.

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An Interview With The Author Prof. Aharon Appelfeld

Monday, February 17th, 2014

AharonAppelfeldClick Here to Read:  An Interview With The Author Prof. Aharon Appelfeld Author and Professor of Literature in Be’er Sheba University Yad Vashem, Morris-Reich Translated from Hebrew by I.B.R Jerusalem Interviewers: Amos Goldberg, Amos.T. on January 25, 1998.

Click Here to Read:  Review of:  The Story of a Life by Aharon Appelfeld, Reviewed by Merle Molofsky  on this website.

Loneliness is a major health risk for older adults

Monday, February 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Loneliness is a major health risk for older adults on the Medical Xpress website on February 16, 2014.

Click Here to Order:   Encounters with Loneliness:   Only the Lonely from IPBooks.

University of Chicago psychologist John Cacioppo will speak at a seminar on “The Science of Resilient Aging” at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Credit: Robert Kozloff/University of Chicago

Bergen-Belsen Diary, 1945

Monday, February 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Bergen-Belsen Diary, 1945 The great Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb records the first days after her liberation, in a stunning document of survival By Chava Rosenfarb on The Tablet website on January 27, 2014.

A group of women at the liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. (George Rodger/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Click Here to Order:   City Within a City by Basia Tempkin Berman.

A Bitter Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: A Bitter Valentine’s Day by Shaker Aamer.The last British resident in Guantanamo Bay on the Huffington Post blog website on February 14, 2014.

Study finds genes on X chromosome linked to male homosexuality

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Study finds genes on X chromosome linked to male homosexuality By Ian Sample in The Guardian February 14, 2014.

Russia enacts anti-gay adoption ban

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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Click Here to View:  Russia enacts anti-gay adoption ban By Phil Black and Alla Eshchenko on the  CNN website on  February 14, 2014.

Facebook goes beyond ‘male’ and ‘female’ with new gender options

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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Click Here Read:  Facebook goes beyond ‘male’ and ‘female’ with new gender options by Brandon Griggs on the  CNN website on February 13, 2014.

Why Didn’t FDR Help European Jews?

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Why Didn’t FDR Help European Jews? Hints in His Decision To Intern Japanese Americans Now, 70 years after the Supreme Court upheld the internment of civilians in WWII, it may revisit the ruling By Rafael Medoff on the Tablet website on February 14, 2014.