Archive for the 'General News' Category

How I Kept My Faith in Faith

Friday, January 1st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How I Kept My Faith in Faith in by Shulem Deen on his My Heretical Year page on The Forward website on December 1, 2015.

The Worst Thing Bill Cosby Ever Said: Nothing

Friday, January 1st, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  The Worst Thing Bill Cosby Ever Said: Nothing. Dozens of women went public and he didn’t even acknowledge their existence—unless it was to sue them for daring to oppose him by Goldie Taylor on the Daily Beast website on December 31, 2015.

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Are candidates an endangered species?

Friday, January 1st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Are candidates an endangered species? by Dr. Rómulo Lander on the RomuloLander.org website on April 4, 2015.

Is It Asking Too Much to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself?

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Is It Asking Too Much to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself? Romantic, idealistic Christianity says no. Sober, practical Judaism says yes by Philologos on the Mosaic website on December 30, 3015.

From Parable of the Good Samaritan by Jan Wijnants, 1670. Wikipedia.

Why women should not marry a psychoanalyst

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Upon waking, a woman said to her husband, “I just dreamt that you gave me a necklace of pearls. What do you think it means?”

The man smiled and kissed his wife. “You’ll know tonight,” he softly whispered.
That evening, the man came home with a small package which he gave to his wife. She jumped up and embraced him, and then settled on the couch to slowly and delicately unwrap the package.
It contained a book entitled, “The Meaning of Dreams”.

We Are Torturing New Mothers and Then Wondering Why They Are Mentally Ill

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: We Are Torturing New Mothers and Then Wondering Why They Are Mentally Ill on DavidWolef.con

Programs Expand Schizophrenic Patients’ Role in Their Own Care

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Programs Expand Schizophrenic Patients’ Role in Their Own Care by Benedict Carey in The New York Times on December 28, 2015.

Frank was suicidal at 17. Two years later he attends college makes his own treatment decisions.
ELIZABETH D. HERMAN FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

The Joys of Yiddish and the ‘Schlonged’ Debate

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Joys of Yiddish and the ‘Schlonged’ Debate by Deborah J. Levine on the Huffington Post website on December 28, 2015.

French Holocaust Records Exhibited for First Time in History

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: French Holocaust Records Exhibited for First Time in History: Police open archives on one of the most brazen collaborations between authorities and the Nazis during World War II: France’s biggest single deportation of French Jews by The Associated Press on the Ha’aretz website on July 18, 2012.

Documents coming from the Paris Police Prefecture showing lists of Jewish people registered during WWII, which are being presented at a exhition of French Holocaust archives in Paris, July 16, 2012. Credit: AP

Russ and Daughters Sisters–An Appetizing History

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Russ and Daughters Sisters–An Appetizing History By Erica Terry on the Space News website on June 4, 2014.

The Immeasurable Value of a Fake Diamond Ring

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Immeasurable Value of a Fake Diamond Ring: It’s made of nickel and a piece of crystal. But it helped save Jews from the Nazis By Jill Werman Harris on the Tablet website on May 19, 2015.

Bumek and Blimka. (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Interview with Leonard Nimoy

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Interview with Leonard Nimoy by the Wexler Oral History Project on the Yiddish Book Center website.

Click Here to Read: A Psychoanalytic/Sociological Analysis of the ‘Star Trek’ Original Pilot Episode: ‘The Cage’ by Frank Edgee on the RPG Review website on July 28, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Thoughts on Star Trek: Into Darkness by Trevor C. Pederson on his Psychoanalysis blog on May 31, 2014.

Give, if You Know What’s Good for You

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Give, if You Know What’s Good for You By Elizabeth W. Dunn and ASshley Whillans in The New York Times on December 24, 2015.

Two articles on Star Trek

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: A Psychoanalytic/Sociological Analysis of the ‘Star Trek’ Original Pilot Episode: ‘The Cage’ by Frank Edgee on the RPG Review website on July 28, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Thoughts on Star Trek: Into Darkness by Trevor C. Pederson on his Psychoanalysis blog on May 31, 2014.

The Ghosts of Christmas: Was Scrooge the First Psychotherapy Patient?

Friday, December 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Ghosts of Christmas: Was Scrooge the First Psychotherapy Patient? BY Elif Batuman in the New Yorker on December 24, 2015.

Scrooge’s London is a dystopian hellscape riddled by sickness, injustice, cold, and want.
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From the “Polish Manchester” to the “Polish Detroit”

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

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Click Here To Read:  From the “Polish Manchester” to the “Polish Detroit” By Clara Weiss on the world Socialist Website on December 24, 2015.

Why Horoscopes Are Comforting

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Why Horoscopes Are Comforting by Galit Atlas in the New York Times on December 22, 2015.

China Begins to Bring Mentally Ill ‘Back to Society’

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: China Begins to Bring Mentally Ill ‘Back to Society’ By Christina Larson on the Yahoo News website on December 22, 2015.

Jews and Other Poles

Monday, December 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Jews and Other Poles: Poland offered Jews some of the best conditions they ever experienced in exile—until it didn’t. How are Poles dealing with that history today? by Ruth Wisse on the Mosaic Website on December 21, 2015.

The 1934 identity card of a Polish Jewish student. Wikipedia.

 

The American Papers that Praised Hitler

Monday, December 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The American Papers that Praised Hitler by Rafael Medoff on the Daily Beast website on December 20, 2015.

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