Archive for the 'General News' Category

The Anthem hack is VERY BAD–but there are even more technology, policy, and legal problems we must fight to fix

Friday, February 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Statement by Deborah Peel about the Anthem Hack and Medical Insurance Issues.

Remembering Dresden: 70 Years After the Firebombing

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Remembering Dresden: 70 Years After the Firebombing by Alan Taylor in The Atlantic Monthly on February 12, 2015.

Sadomasochism and the Jihadi Death Cult

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Sadomasochism and the Jihadi Death Cult: A psychoanalytic look at why people throw themselves into campaigns of murder and suicide By Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin on The Tablet website on February 11, 2015.

Anwar Tarawneh, the wife of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, takes part in a rally calling for the release of her captive husband in Amman on Feb. 3, 2015. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)

Ben Stiller Producing Gary Shteyngart Adaptation Shteyngart’s 2010 novel Super Sad True Love Story to become TV series

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Ben Stiller Producing Gary Shteyngart Adaptation Shteyngart’s 2010 novel Super Sad True Love Story to become TV series By Gabriela Geselowitz on the Tablet Magazine website on February 10, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Writer’s Wednesday: Gary Shteyngart on this website.

Seeking a ‘Beautiful Death’

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Seeking a ‘Beautiful Death’ By Jane E. Brody in The New York Times on February 9, 2015.

Antidepressant Superstition: How doctors and patients get fooled by antidepressants

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Antidepressant Superstition: How doctors and patients get fooled by antidepressants  by Jonathan Shedler PhD in his Psychologically Minded blog on the Psychology Today blogs on February 10, 2015.

Letter from Berlin: The Last Trial

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Letter from Berlin The Last Trial: A great-grandmother, Auschwitz, and the arc of justice by Elizabeth Kolbert in The New Yorker in the February 16, 2015 issue.

Franziska Maass’s message to her children: “I think a lot about you. I am very lonely.”CREDIT COURTESY MARLENE KOLBERT

 

French Prime Minister Manual Valls on the “intolerable rise of anti-Semitism in France.”

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  French Prime Minister Manual Valls on the “intolerable rise of anti-Semitism in France.” Anti-Defamation League on YouTube.

Was Brian Williams a Victim of False Memory?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

MEMORYClick Here To Read: Was Brian Williams a Victim of False Memory? By Tara Parker-Pope in The New York Times on February 9, 2015.

Brian Williams, anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” with American troops at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq, in March 2007. He has temporarily stepped down from his newscast responsibilities.Credit Photo by Jeff Riggins/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Exporting trauma: can the talking cure do more harm than good?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Exporting trauma: can the talking cure do more harm than good? When disaster strikes aid agencies are increasingly focusing on mental health as well as food and shelter. But without cultural understanding, pushing western treatment can do damage. Cue the rise of the humanitarian anthropologist … by Anna Leach on the Guardian Website on February 5, 2015.

Insurance and Its Discontents

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Insurance and Its Discontents By Darcy Lockman in The New York Times on February 10, 2015.

German television series Tannbach and German postwar history

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Tannbach_02Click Here To Read:  German television series Tannbach and German postwar history By Sybille Fuchs on the World Socialist Web Site on February 8, 2015.

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Israelis Gather To Revive Yiddish Language In The Holy Land

Monday, February 9th, 2015

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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.