Archive for the 'General News' Category

Despite Predictions, Jewish Homeland in Siberia Retains Its Appeal

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Despite Predictions, Jewish Homeland in Siberia Retains Its Appeal By David M. Herszenhorn in The New York Times on October 3, 2012.

Andrey Zasorin leads a congregation at the old synagogue in Birobidzhan, the capital of Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Region.

Yiddish language and culture enjoying a worldwide resurgence

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Yiddish language and culture enjoying a worldwide resurgence By Sally Kalson in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 21, 2013.

Scenes from Boston, after a harrowing week following the marathon bombings

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Scenes from Boston, after a harrowing week following the marathon bombings on The Washington Post website on April 21., 2013,

Earthquake hits China’s Sichuan province, killing at least 179 and injuring thousands

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Earthquake hits China’s Sichuan province, killing at least 179 and injuring thousands  By Steven Mufson in The Washington Post on April 21, 2013.

The hellish week that traumatized — and bonded — Americans

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

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A woman carries a girl from their home as a SWAT team searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings enters the building in Watertown, Mass., Friday, That was part of what turned out to be a chaotic week in the U.S.

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The Culprits

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Culprits by David Remnick in The New Yorker on April 29, 2013 .

Simon Critchley on “Infinitely Demanding: Politics of Resistance, Ethics of Commitment

Friday, April 19th, 2013

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Click Here to View:   Simon Critchley on “Infinitely Demanding:  Politics of Resistance, Ethics of Commitment” from New School for Social Research SSR Philosophy Department Blog  Apri

Are People Getting More Primitive, or Is Psychoanalysis?

Friday, April 19th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Are People Getting More Primitive, or Is Psychoanalysis? Speculations from the sociology of knowledge by Michael Bader, D.M.H. on his What Is He Thinking? blog on the Psychology Today blogs on April 18, 2013

Polish Museum Repairs a Tie to a Jewish Past

Friday, April 19th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   Polish Museum Repairs a Tie to a Jewish Past By Nicholas Kulish in The New York Times on April 18, 2013.

Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, an Auschwitz survivor, right, at the new Jewish museum in Warsaw.

A Better Kind of Parenting — Israeli-Style

Friday, April 19th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  A Better Kind of Parenting — Israeli-Style By Elissa Strauss on the Jewish Daily Forward website on April 18, 2013.

 

Why Boston’s Hospitals Were Ready

Friday, April 19th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Why Boston’s Hospitals Were Ready Posted by Atul Gawande on the New Yorker website on April 17, 2013.

Terrorists make us lose sight of the real dangers

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Terrorists make us lose sight of the real dangers By Dr. Charles Raison on the  CNN website on April 18, 2013.

Dennis Seidenberg of the Boston Bruins observes a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings before the start of an NHL hockey game in Boston against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday, April 17. It was the first sporting event held in the city since the two explosions on April 15 left three people dead and more than 170 others injured. People across the country continue to pay tribute to the victims.

Boston Marathon Footage Shows Bomb Suspect: Official

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Boston Marathon Footage Shows Bomb Suspect: Official by Denise Lavoie and Rodrique Ngowi on Huffington Post website on April 18, 2013.

Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Orr, Douglass Winnett M.D.

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Orr, Douglass Winnett M.D. (1905-1990), Father of Seattle Psychoanalysis on the HistoryLink.org website.

Jean W. Orr (1907-1998), Douglass Winnett Orr, M.D. (1905-1990), 50th wedding anniversary, March 1981
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After the Boston attack

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  After the Boston attack: The terrible truth about terrorism Whatever the final truth about the Boston bombing will turn out to be, it is time to realize a simple, and terrible truth about terrorism: It is here to stay By Carlo Strenger on his Strenger than Fiction blog on The Haartez website on April  17, 2013.

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Abnormal Is the New Normal

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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Click here to Read:  Abnormal Is the New Normal: Why will half of the U.S. population have a diagnosable mental disorder? By Robin S. Rosenberg on the Slate website on April 12, 2013,

‘Branko: Return to Auschwitz’

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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Click Here To Read: ‘Branko: Return to Auschwitz’ By Topaz Adized in Thew York Times on April 14, 2013.

Separation Anxiety

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Separation Anxiety By Nicole Bokat  in The New York Times on April 15, 2013.

A Seasonal Pattern to Mental Health

Monday, April 15th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  A Seasonal Pattern to Mental Health By Nicholas Bakalar in The New York Times on April 11, 2013.

Advice for Couples About Their Sex Lives, Part 1

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Advice for Couples About Their Sex Lives, Part 1 in The New York Times on  April 10, 2013.

Ronald F. Levant, professor of psychology at University of Akron and an expert on male sexuality.