Archive for the 'General News' Category

The Beilis Conspiracy

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Beilis Conspiracy: A century after the last blood libel trial, the idea that Jews drink Christian vital fluid is still alive and well By David Mikics on the Tablet website on April 26, 2013.

China’s Sufis: The Shrines Behind the Dunes

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  China’s Sufis: The Shrines Behind the Dunes by Ian Johnson in The New York Review of Books Blog  on April 25, 2013.

A Lifeline for Widowed Fathers

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  A Lifeline for Widowed Fathers By Jane E. Brody in The New York Times on April 22,2013.

Lewis Dembitz’s 1892 article on Yiddish-Zhargon

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Lewis Dembitz’s 1892 article on Yiddish-Zhargon by Fred MacDowell on the Mainline Blog  on April 23, 2013.

Learning From China, but What?

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Learning From China, but What? By Yu Hua in The New York Times on  April 24, 2013.

 

The children of killers: ‘There are wounds you can never heal

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   The children of killers: ‘There are wounds you can never heal’ By Bill Briggs on the NBC News website on April 24, 2013.

Serial murderer Keith Jesperson with his daughter, Melissa, and his newborn son. He was dubbed the “Happy Face Killer” amid a murder spree in the early to mid 1990s. Melissa Moore said she and her two siblings are healthy and happy today.

French lawmakers approve same-sex marriage bill

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: French lawmakers approve same-sex marriage bill By Laura Smith-Spark on the  CNN website on April 23, 2013.

Opponents of a gay marriage bill face riot officers at “La Manif Pour Tous,” or demonstration for all, on Sunday, April 21. The bill, which will legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt, will likely pass on Tuesday when it goes before the lower house of the Senate for a vote.

Brothers in Arms: Sibling Psychology and the Bombing Suspects

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Brothers in Arms: Sibling Psychology and the Bombing Suspects By Jeffrey Kluger in Time magazine on April 19, 2013.

The elder brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, left, and his younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

How Therapy Can Help in the Golden Years

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   How Therapy Can Help in the Golden Years By Abby Ellin in The New York Times on April 22, 2013.

Marvin Tolkin, 86, says his monthly therapy sessions have been “making his transition to living at this age in relation to my family very doable.”

 

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.

Charles Krupa / AP

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.