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Peter Fonagy Interview in Israel

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Freud off: Giving new meaning to psychoanalysis: On a recent visit to Israel, Hungarian-born psychologist explained why Freud’s brand of psychoanalysis should not be the only game in town, Interview with Peter Fonagy, interviewed  By Or Ezrati in Ha’aretz on March 04, 2014 .

Peter Fonagy, the Hungarian-born British psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist, looked tired as he entered the room set aside for our morning interview a few weeks ago at Tel Aviv’s Beit Hahayal (Soldier’s House). He’d flown in from London before dawn and would be leaving for Paris midday. During his few hours in Israel, Prof. Fonagy addressed 600 mental-health professionals on the subject of mentalization- (more…)

Siri, You’re Messing Up a Generation of Children

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Siri, You’re Messing Up a Generation of Children by Judith Shelevitz in the New Republic  on April 2, 2014.

Mozilla’s Chief Felled by View on Gay Unions

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Mozilla’s Chief Felled by View on Gay Unions By Nick Bilton and Noam Cohen in The New York Times on April 3, 2014.

Police Confront Rising Number of Mentally Ill Suspects

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Police Confront Rising Number of Mentally Ill Suspects by Fernanda Santos and Erica Goode in The New York Times on April 1, 2014.

Investigators with the Albuquerque Police Department on the scene after a homeless man was shot and killed on March 16. ROBERTO ROSALES/THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

Entire New 13-Story Building Tips Over in Shanghai, China

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Entire New 13-Story Building Tips Over in Shanghai, China on the Obscure Vision website on March 20, 2014.

Choosing Psychotherapy Today: One Size No Longer Fits All

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Choosing Psychotherapy Today: One Size No Longer Fits All by Deborah Cabaniss on the Huffington Post website on March 31, 2014.

The other Queen mother

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The other Queen mother: She spent two years in an asylum, then became a nun. A new documentary explores the unconventional life of the Queen’s mother-in-law, Princess Alice By Mary Greene On the Mail Online website on August 17, 2012.

Prince Philip with his mother Princess Alice of Greece in 1957. TopFolo

Smart psychoanalysis: What your metadata can tell the NSA about you

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Smart psychoanalysis: What your metadata can tell the NSA about you  on the RT website on  March 31, 2014 03:59 Get short URL

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Nuclear Disarmament, the State of Play

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Nuclear Disarmament, the State of Play by Peter Weiss on the Huffington Post Website on March 05, 2014.

The Devil That Never Dies

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Devil That Never Dies, Transcript of an  Interview with Daniel Jonah Goldhagen on Richard Heffner’s The Open Mind TV show on Richard Heffner’s website.

Photo of Daniel Jonah Goldhagen Courtesey of JTN Productions.

The importance of psychiatry

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The importance of psychiatry If more people knew what psychiatrists really do, there would be more of them and better health care for everyone by Marnin E. Fischbach  on doximity website on  March 22, 2014.

Discoveries Challenge Beliefs on Humans’ Arrival in the Americas

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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Here to Read:  Discoveries Challenge Beliefs on Humans’ Arrival in the Americas By Simon Romer in the New York Times on March 27, 2014.

China’s portraits of grief

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  China’s portraits of grief by Evan Osnos on The New Yorker Magazine website on March 21, 2014.

Sarajevo: the crossroads of history

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Sarajevo: the crossroads of history By Simon Kuper on the FT Magazine website on March 21, 2014

Studies show that KNITTING can cure depression

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Want to shift your end-of-winter blues? Studies show that KNITTING can cure depression – and even Ryan Gosling’s a fan! By Aannabel Fenwick Elliott on the Mail Online website on March 25, 2014.

Stress relief? Cara Delevingne was spotted taking up her new hobby backstage at this year’s London Fashion Week

Mothers of Children With Autism Earn Less

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Mothers of Children With Autism Earn Less by KJ Dell’Antonia in The New York Times on  March 23, 2012.

 

A History of Languages Spoken by Jews by Merle Molofsky

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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Colleagues,
Merle and I were at a gathering this weekend where a band was performing Yiddish songs and we started dancing and got into a discussion about Yiddish culture and language. With her permission, I wanted to share her follow-up note below. – Molly

Here’s a quick review of the history of languages spoken by Jews:

Hebrew: Hebrew is a Semitic language, the same language family as Aramaic and Arabic. There is evidence of Hebrew as a written language about 10,000 BCE. The ancient Israelites — the ancient Jews — spoke Hebrew. The entire Five Books of Moses — the Torah, the Jewish Bible — are written in Hebrew. The English word “Hebrew” comes from the Hebrew word “Ivrit”, meaning the Hebrews who spoke Hebrew, and the language itself. (more…)

Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word By Motoko Rich March 25, 2014.

Credit Katherine Taylor for The New York Times.  A Gadget to Close the Language Gap. An intervention program in Providence, R.I., uses a digital word counter to track language use in families, in an effort to close the “word gap” between children from low-income and affluent families.

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‘Story of the Jews’ is also story of writer Simon Schama

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Review: ‘Story of the Jews’ is also story of writer Simon Schama Television Review: Simon Schama’s British documentary covers 3,000 years of the Chosen People in 5 hours, and as host he also shares a bit about himself by Robert Lloyd in The Los Angeles Times on March 25, 2014.

Click Here to Read: How Simon Schama wants us to think about Jewish history, and a Jewish future BY Alyssa Rosenberg in The Washington Post on March 25, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Simon Schama Moderates a Moderate History of Moderate Jews ‘The Story of the Jews’ is the most important TV documentary about Jewish history since Abba Eban’s famous ‘Heritage’ series By Adam Kirsch on Tablet website on  March 20, 2014.

 

The Most Important 10 Minutes of a Child’s Day

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Most Important 10 Minutes of a Child’s Day by  Kenneth Barish, Ph.D  on the Huffington Post website on March 21, 2014.

 Click Here to Read:  ’He’s Not Motivated’: How Can We Strengthen a Child’s Effort and Motivation to Learn? by  Kenneth Barish, Ph.D  on the Huffington Post website on February  27,  2014.