Archive for the 'General News' Category

An Interview with Jonathan Shedler

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   An Interview with Jonathan Shedler by the Editors of the DivisionReview on April  23, 2014,

After 5 Years, Scant Progress on Restitution for Holocaust Survivors Promises of Terezin Ring Hollow Across Eastern Europe

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  After 5 Years, Scant Progress on Restitution for Holocaust Survivors Promises of Terezin Ring Hollow Across Eastern Europe By Uriel Heilman in The Jewish Daily Forward on April 21, 2014.

COURTESY OF CZECH REPUBLIC Promises Deferred: Dignitaries from 46 nations agreed to provide help for needy Holocaust survivors in a landmark 2009 conference in Prague. Now, those promises ring hollow.

One million years of the human story in Britain

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  One million years of the human story in Britain By Joan Smith on The World Socialist Web Site on  April 26, 2014.

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Segregated From Its History, How ‘Ghetto’ Lost Its Meaning

Monday, April 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Segregated From Its History, How ‘Ghetto’ Lost Its Meaning by Camila Domonske on the code switch website on April 27, 2014.

The pushcart market in the East Side Ghetto of New York’s Jewish Quarter was a hive of activity in the early 1900s.  Ewing  Galloway/Getty Images

The Psychology of Frazier Glenn Miller’s Racist Homophobia

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Psychology of Frazier Glenn Miller’s Racist Homophobia by Charlotte Lytton on the Daily Beast website on April 24, 2014.

The Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors by Kent Sepkowitz  on the Daily Beast website on April 2014, 2014.

Jews and the Ukrainian Revolution 2014 at YIVO

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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Jews and the Ukrainian Revolution 2014
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 | 7pm

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Join Josef Zissels, leader of Ukraine’s Jewish community, and scholar David Fishman, to discuss Ukraine’s new political reality, the recent incident in Donetsk, and what Jews and minorities can expect in the new Ukraine. Read more…

Read YIVO’s interview with David Fishman about Josef Zissels and events in Ukraine. (more…)

The International Psychohistorical Association

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The International Psychohistorical Association website.

America’s Recidivism Nightmare

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  America’s Recidivism Nightmare: A new government study shows a disturbing trend for the prison population by Caitlin Dickson on the Daily Beast website on April 22, 2014.

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Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

EarthdayGarbageClick Here to Read:  Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event by John Roach in National Geographic on April 21, 2014.

Aflac employees pick through garbage bags in search of recyclable plastic, aluminum, and cardboard for Earth Day 2013. PHOTOGRAPH BY AFLAC VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

French TV documentary: “Shoah by Shooting—SS Death Squads in Ukraine

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  French TV documentary: “Shoah by Shooting—SS Death Squads in Ukraine” By Clara Weiss on the World Socialist Web Site on April 22,  2014.

Nearly Half Of All Jailed Youths In New York City Have Brain Injury

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Nearly Half Of All Jailed Youths In New York City Have Brain Injury By Jake Pearson on the Huffington Post website on April 18, 2014.

Is Hookup Regret More Common in Women?

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Is Hookup Regret More Common in Women? The better the sex, the less regret by Susan Kolod, Ph.D on the Contemporary Psychoanalysis Blog on the Psychology Today blogs o April 19, 2014.

‘Downton Abbey’ Producer Develops Sigmund Freud Crime Drama Series

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  ‘Downton Abbey’ Producer Develops Sigmund Freud Crime Drama Series by  Leo Barraclough on the Variety website on April 16, 2014.

Shellburne Thurber’s images of consulting rooms

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Shellburne Thurber’s images of consulting rooms By Antonia Macaro and Julian Baggini in The Financial Times Magazine on April 18, 2014. When it comes to consulting rooms, psychoanalysts are supposed to provide a ‘blank canvas’. Yet the reality is they are rooms full of useful insights.

Buenos Aires: analyst’s office with television and picture of Sigmund Freud.

CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend ‘enhanced interrogation’

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend ‘enhanced interrogation’ by Jason Leopold on The Guardian website April 18, 2014.

Mitchell insists the torture techniques he developed had produced results, and is dismissive of critics of the CIA program. Photograph: US Department of Defense/AP

The Antidepressant Generation

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Antidepressant Generation By Doris  Iarovici  in The New York Times on  April 17, 2014.

How the President Got to ‘I Do’ on Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  How the President Got to ‘I Do’ on Same-Sex Marriage By Jo Becker in The New York Times on April 16, 2014.

Photo illustration by Daan Brand for The New York Times. Obama: Mark Wilson/Getty Images. 

Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine by Oren Dorell on the USA TODAY website on  April 17, 2014.

How the Depression Blinded American Jews to Their German Relatives’ Pleas for Help In 1936

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   How the Depression Blinded American Jews to Their German Relatives’ Pleas for Help In 1936, Nazis celebrated Easter with Judenrein eggs—but a new book of family letters shows the crisis didn’t translate By Charlotte Bonelli| on the Tablet website on April 17, 2014.

Luzie Hatch with her stepmother Helene in Berlin. (Courtesy of Ralph Hatch)