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Psychology Association’s Torture Link Fails “Do-No-Harm” Ethics

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Psychology Association’s Torture Link Fails “Do-No-Harm” Ethics By Roy Eidelson and Trudy Bond on the Truthout website on March 7, 2014.

Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney by Ron Suskind in The New York Times on March 7, 2014.

Germany refuses Xi Jinping’s request to visit Holocaust memorial sites during tour of Europe

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Germany refuses Xi Jinping’s request to visit Holocaust memorial sites during tour of Europe Beijing wanted trip to be part of Xi’s itinerary this month Patrick Boehler in South China Morning Post News on March 05, 2014.

A man walks through the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin’s largest Holocaust memorial. China had requested to include a visit to the memorial in President Xi Jinping’s (inset) visit to Germany this month. Photo: Reuters

Proof That Rejection Really Does Hurt

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Proof That Rejection Really Does Hurt on the Huffington Post website on March 6, 2014.

Pope offended by his own myth and mystique

Friday, March 7th, 2014

PopeFrancisClick Here to Read:   Pope offended by his own myth and mystique on the 8CBS8 website on March 05, 2014.

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

1,500-year-old Roman gold coin unearthed at Chinsee tomb

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   1,500-year-old Roman gold coin unearthed at Chinese tomb by Cecilia Jamasmie on the SOTT.net website on October 29, 2013.

The coin found, like this one, is from the East Roman Empire era.

The Science of Selfies: How Pictures Help Us Claim Our Identity

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Science of Selfies: How Pictures Help Us Claim Our Identity By Alan Boyle on the NBC News website.

Niagara Falls comes to a halt AGAIN

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Click Here To Read:  Niagara Falls comes to a halt AGAIN: Millions of gallons of cascading water is frozen in bitter temperatures By Daily Mail Reporter on the Daily Mail website on March 4, 2014.

Frozen: Lights that usually reflect the water of Niagara Falls illuminate the ice after it froze over on Monday.

Devil in the detail

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Devil in the detail: Janet Malcolm interview:  How do you approach a journalist who is not only revered for the unsparing way in which she treats her own subjects, but who has also applied her razor-sharp analysis to the very nature of the interview process itself? Gaby Wood meets Janet Malcolm on the Telegraph website on July 28, 2013.

Janet Malcolm, the journalist, has been a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine since the 1960s Photo: Nina Subin

Kentucky Law Official Will Not Defend Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Kentucky Law Official Will Not Defend Ban on Same-Sex Marriage By Trip Gabriel in The New York Times on March 4, 2014.

Gov. Steven L. Beshear did not offer a defense of the marriage law, which was passed in 2004. Credit Gabriella  Demczuk / The New York Times

 
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Study: High suicide rates for soldiers in, out of war

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Study: High suicide rates for soldiers in, out of war Gregg Zoroya on the USA TODAY website on March 3, 2014.

Before Crimea Was an Ethnic Russian Stronghold, It Was a Potential Jewish Homeland

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Before Crimea Was an Ethnic Russian Stronghold, It Was a Potential Jewish Homeland: Jews have lived in the area since ancient times, and leaders from Catherine the Great to Stalin encouraged their settlement there By Jeffrey Veidlinger on The Tablet website on March 4, 2014.

Three young men in a wheat field at the Ḥakla’i (Farmer) settlement, Dzhankoi, Ukraine, USSR, ca. 1920s. (YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York)

The psychology of hate

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The psychology of hate: How we deny human beings their humanity From slavery to genocide, society has shown a terrifying ability to disregard the personhood of others. Here’s why by Nicholas Epley  on the Salon website on  March 2, 2014.

Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave” (Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Blitspostn, Vebzaytlekh, Veblogs: The Rise of Yiddish Online

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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Click Here To Read:  Blitspostn, Vebzaytlekh, Veblogs: The Rise of Yiddish Online By Ross Perlin on the Lexicon Valley website on February 27, 2014.

Idishe Velt is a popular Yiddish-language message board.

Mental Illness Risk Higher for Children of Older Fathers, Study Finds

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Mental Illness Risk Higher for Children of Older Fathers, Study Finds By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on February 26, 2014.

What Ever Happened to Plain Old Apocalypse?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   What Ever Happened to Plain Old Apocalypse? by Ira Chernus on the Tom Dispatch.com website on February 25, 2014.

Professor talks psychoanalysis and history

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Professor talks psychoanalysis and history by David Kurkovskiy on the Yale Daily News website on February 26, 2014.

Still Living the Dream – and Explaining

Monday, February 24th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Still Living the Dream – and Explaining By Matthew Blanchard and Katelyn Zmigrodski on the Teacher’s College Columbia University Website on February 24, 2014.

Psychoanalytic Fair participants, from left: Mary Birarelli,Michael Levy, Marianne Tramelli,Aurelie Athan,Marie Hansen,Naomi Naiztat, Matthew Blanchard and Megha Sardana

On Why I Take Yiddish

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  On Why I Take Yiddish BY Dani Plung  on the New Voices website on  November 27, 2013.|

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On Washington’s birthday, 1790 letter from Jewish congregation

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Permit the children of the stock of Abraham to approach you with the most cordial affection and esteem for your person and merits ~~ and to join with our fellow citizens in welcoming you to NewPort.

With pleasure we reflect on those days ~~ those days of difficulty, and danger, when the God of Israel, who delivered David from the peril of the sword, ~~ shielded Your head in the day of battle: ~~ and we rejoice to think, that the same Spirit, who rested in the Bosom of the greatly beloved Daniel enabling him to preside over the Provinces of the Babylonish (more…)