Archive for the 'General News' Category

My War with the Germans and the US Army

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: My War with the Germans and the US Army: From Civilian to Major to Civilian by Howard Schlossman.

Rebuilding Poland’s Jewish Community

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Rebuilding Poland’s Jewish Community by John Feffer on The World Post website on April 26, 2015.

Why American psychoanalysts are an endangered species

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Why American psychoanalysts are an endangered species: Drugs, yoga, CBT and busy lives are occupying the space once reserved for the shrink’s couch by Tom Leonard on the The Spectator website on April 25, 2015.

Routine Emergencies

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Routine Emergencies on As Nepal earthquake death toll rises, families of missing young Israelis search, wait, and worry. Thousands of young Israelis finish their army service and head for the Himalayas for carefree trekking. But this year, the trip to Nepal has been unusually treacherous By Allison Kaplan Sommer on the Haaretz website on April 26, 2015.

A screenshot from Facebook of Smadar Sayag and Segev Tamir, two Israelis missing in Nepal.

Click Here to Read and View: Devastation Seen in Nepalese Capital on the NBC News website on April 25, 2015.

Click Here to Donate: To Oxfam for Nepalize Earthquake Relief.

Devastation Seen in Nepalese Capital

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View: Devastation Seen in Nepalese Capital on the NBC News website on April 25, 2015.

Click Here to Donate: To Oxfam for Nepalize Earthquake Relief.

Open Line Discussion about Robert Langs

Friday, April 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Michael Robbins on Robert Langs.

Click Here to Read:  Deborah Peel on Robert Langs, part 1.

Click Here to Read: Joseph Schachter on Robert Langs.

Click Here to Read:  Leon Hoffman on Robert Langs. (more…)

Armenian Genocide Day

Friday, April 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Germany, defying Turkey, to call 1915 Armenian massacre ‘genocide’ by Erik Kirschbaum on the Reuters website on April 20, 2015.

Click Here to Read: White House Acknowledges Armenian Genocide, but Avoids the Term By Peter Baker in The New York Times on APRIL 21, 2015.

Click Here to Read:  Vasily Grossman: An Armenian Sketchbook Posted in Grossman Vasily, NYRB Classics February 19th, 2013. (more…)

Trial of 93-Year-Old Former Nazi Guard Begins in Germany

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Trial of 93-Year-Old Former Nazi Guard Begins in Germany. Oskar Groening, a member of the SS at Auschwitz-Birkenau, is charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder By Jonathan Zalman on The Tablet Website on April 21, 2015.

Beyond the Boundary Principle

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Beyond the Boundary Principle By Adam Baer in The New York Times on April 21, 2015.

Earth Day 2015

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Earth Day 2015: It’s Our Turn to Lead on the Earth Day Action Network Website.

Click Here to Read:  Obama turns up heat on climate change debate in Florida By Kevin Liptak on the CNN website on April 22, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Earth Day 2015 Quotes: 23 Inspirational, Funny And Wise Sayings That Pay Homage To Mother Nature By Philip Ross on the International Business Times website on April 21 2015. (more…)

They monitor hearts, count calories … but are health apps any good for you?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: They monitor hearts, count calories … but are health apps any good for you? by Dominic Rushe in The Guardian on April 19, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Fitness trackers are popular among insurers and employers – but is your data safe? by Sarah Shemkus in the Guardian on April 17, 2015.

Smart watches can upload our vital signs to phones and the internet. Photograph: Guido Mieth/Getty Images

Jacob’s Journey: Life as a Transgender 5-Year-Old

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View: Jacob’s Journey: Life as a Transgender 5-Year-Old by Kate Snow on the NBC News website on April 21, 2015.

Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska House

Monday, April 20th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska House By Owen Jarus on the Yahoo News website on April 18, 2015.

Archaeologists working at the Rising Whale site at Cape Espenberg, Alaska, have discovered several artifacts that were imported from East Asia.

 

Susan B. Anthony – On Women’s Right to Vote

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Susan B. Anthony – On Women’s Right to Vote on the History Place website.

Physicians to Columbia: Dump Dr. Oz for Hawking ‘Quack Treatments’

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Physicians to Columbia: Dump Dr. Oz for Hawking ‘Quack Treatments’ BY Bill Briggs on the NBC News website on April 17, 2015.

The price of public shaming in the Internet age

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The price of public shaming in the Internet age By Todd Leopold on the CNN website on April 16, 2015.

In the Internet age, shaming has become a subject for social media, sometimes haunting subjects well after they have apologized.  After author Jonah Lehr was found to have made up quotations and accused of plagerizing passages,  he apologized in a speech — only to be ripped in live Twitter feed while delivering the address.  “So you have been publically shamed,” author Jon Ronson said.

What jihadis plan for women

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: What jihadis plan for women By Frida Ghitis on the CNN Website on April 16, 2015.

A small boy sits on the ground at Shariya refugee camp in Duhok,  in Iraqi Kurdistan.  It is home to thousands of Yazadis, many who fled Mount Sinjar when Isis fighters moved in.

Long Island Jewish World

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Long Island Jewish World Volume 44 #14, April 17-23, 2015, 28 Nissan 4-Iyar 5775.

A Critique of the Postmodern Turn in Relational Psychoanalysis

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: A Critique of the Postmodern Turn in Relational Psychoanalysis by Rachel Donadio in The New York Times on April 15, 2014.

The goal of the preservationists is to keep the intact, exactly as it was when the Nazis retreated before the Soviet Army arrived in January 1945 to liberate the camp.   James Hill for the New York Times.

Abraham Lincoln’s Other Minority

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Abraham Lincoln’s Other Minority: Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews By Vox Tablet onthe Tablet Website on April 15, 2015.