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Sunday, August 31st, 2014


YIVO in California

YIVO Executive Director Jonathan Brent will be speaking at several programs at Let’s Never Forget: The Night and Hope of Arnost Lustig, on September 6, 2014 in Auburn, California. For more about this event, click here. 

This Week in Yedies: News from YIVO

Max Weinreich in Copenhagen
by Bent Blüdnikow (more…)

Max and Mirra, Edo and Enam

Friday, August 29th, 2014


Click Here to Read: Max and Mirra, Edo and Enam on the Mosiac Investigations and Fantasies  website on August 25, 2014

Difficult Girl: Growing up, with help by Lena Dunham

Thursday, August 28th, 2014


Click Here to Read: Difficult Girl: Growing up, with help by Lena Dunham in The New Yorker on September 1, 2014.

Photograph by Robert Parkharrison, “Edison’S Light” (1998)/Bonni Benrubi Gallery.

Yivo: Fall Season is Now Online!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014


Dear Friends,

What an extraordinary season we have planned for you at YIVO. This fall we’re proud to present: the U.S. premiere of Letters to Afar at the Museum of the City of New York; a brand-new Artists and Scholars Series; lectures; panels; theater and puppet performances; an artist and scholar collaboration; programs in Yiddish; an artist-in-residence with Letters’ creator Péter Forgács, and more. Visit here for a complete list of fall offerings.

Want to delve deeper into program content? This season, we’re excited to introduce pre-event study groups (more…)

The Rapaport/Holt Letters on

Monday, August 18th, 2014


David Rapaport, late 1950s

David Rapaport, late 1950s

Robert R. Holt, 2014

Robert R. Holt, 2014

Click Here to Read: References for works cited in the Rapaport-Holt Letters

Click Here to Read: Persons Mentioned in the Rapaport-Holt Letters

Click Here to Read: The Rapaport-Holt Letters: A Master-Apprentice Collaboration on Psychoanalytic Theory (more…)


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014


Click Here to Read : Certainty on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy website on Feb 2, 2008.

Reports Of Psychology’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  Reports Of Psychology’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated by Tania Lombrozo on the 13.7 cosmos and culture website on August 04, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Satire from the Onion: Psychology Comes To Halt As Weary Researchers Say The Mind Cannot Possibly Study Itself on this website.


Feted in China, Artist Worried By Walls Here

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Click Here to Read:  Feted in China, Artist Worried By Walls Here By David Gonzalez in The New York Times on January 25, 1997.

New from IPBooks: Jellyfish Have Eyes by Joram Piatigorsky

Sunday, July 13th, 2014


Click Here to Order:  Jellyfish Have Eyes by Joram Piatigorsky.

Joram Piatigorsky, an award-winning scientific researcher, established the Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology in the National Eye Institute in 1981 and was its Chief until 2009, when he became an Emeritus Scientist. He has published extensively on eye research, gene expression and evolution, lectured worldwide, participated in national and international advisory and research funding panels, and trained a generation of scientists in eye research. He is presently on the Board of Directors of the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland and focusing on writing.

Jellyfish Have Eyes, a novel, combines Piatigorsky’s scientific knowledge and story-telling imagination to delve into the conflicts and ensuing difficulties of a creative basic scientist in a society insisting on goal-oriented medical research. This character-driven novel has unexpected twists revealing the importance of chance and societal pressures in shaping destiny. Jellyfish Have Eyes is written for a diverse audience concerned with creativity, moral responsibility, and those simply wanting a good and thoughtful read. (more…)

Ten years at Saturn with the Cassini spacecraft

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014


Click Here to Read: Ten years at Saturn with the Cassini spacecraft By Don Barrett on the World Socialist Web Site on July 4m 2014.

Two Articles from Andrew Gavin Marshall

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  World of Resistance (Wor) Report, Part 1: the Global Awakening Wed, 11/20/2013 by Andrew Gavin Marshall on the Website on November 20, 2013.

Click Here to Read:  World of Resistance Report: Davos Class Jittery Amid Growing Warnings of Global Unrest By Andrew Gavin Marshall on the Truth Out Website on July 7, 2014.


Tuesday, July 8th, 2014


Press News: For Immediate Release

NEW YORK, NY (July 8, 2014) – The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gennady Estraikh as the first Albert B. Ratner Visiting Scholar in East European Jewish Literature. Dr. Estraikh will be in residence for the fall semester 2014. The Albert B. Ratner Visiting Scholar in East European (more…)

History: our DNA, our first addiction, Freud & James Joyce from Sasha Rolde on

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Although the summer weather invites outdoor activities, I hope that the long July 4th weekend will afford an opportunity for you ( especially given the stormy weather today) to read the posts on the international psychoanalytic website. There is an unusual number of entries this week and I had a difficult time choosing a some over others but as usual, I have picked out a few posts that interested me and have listed them below, followed by the entire list of contents. I continue to be amazed at the relevance of the posts to the current world political and social situation. Our profession gives us a perspective that we need to spread into society to have an impact.

My choices:

1) I am struck by the upcoming announcement: Totem and Taboo After Auschwitz with Betty Fuks at Aprss-Coup’ The theme is as relevant today as it was then; try to attend.
Click Here to Read This Article (more…)

This Week in Yedies: News from YIVO

Monday, June 30th, 2014


This Week in Yedies: News from YIVO

YIVO’s Yiddish Summer Program Welcomes its 47th Class
Every summer since 1968, YIVO’s Uriel Weinreich Summer Program has welcomed students of all ages and backgrounds to New York City, united in the common goal of immersing themselves in Yiddish language, literature, and culture. Read more…

Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture: Alumni Voices

Further characterizations of the Higgs boson

Thursday, June 26th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  Further characterizations of the Higgs boson By Bryan Dyne on the World Socilist website on June 26, 2014.

Disavowal and Constrictions in Analysis with Betty Fuks at Après-Coup

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014
10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Freud used the term Verleugnung, disavowal, in various texts, but defined it in the 1920s as a concept representing a specific psychic mechanism. This workshop will examine the way Freud develops this concept in his papers on “Fetishism” and “Constructions in Analysis” and in Moses and Monotheism, focusing on its clinical and cultural implications.

SUGGESTED READINGS: Freud, “Fetishism” (1927), “Constructions in Analysis”(1937), Moses and Monotheism (1939).

Betty Fuks is a psychoanalyst practicing in Rio de Janeiro. She teaches in the School of Communications at the Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro (ED/UFRJ). The author of numerous articles on psychoanalysis, her books include Freud e a cultura and Freud e a judeidade, published in English as Freud and the Invention of Jewishness.

MEETING PLACE: The School of Visual Arts, 136 West 21st Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), New York City. Please ask at the front desk for the room number.

Rats Show Regret After Wrong Choices, Scientists Say

Monday, June 9th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  Rats Show Regret After Wrong Choices, Scientists Say by Jane J. Lee on the National Geographic website on June 8, 2014.

Gerald M. Edelman, Nobel Prize-winning scientist, dies at 84

Saturday, May 24th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  Gerald M. Edelman, Nobel Prize-winning scientist, dies at 84 By Emily Langer in The Washington Post on May 22, 2014.

Abortion, V-Day, violence, neuroscience, rice vs. wheat & prejudice from Sasha Rolde on

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

As we busy ourselves getting ready for the spring, finally spending time outdoors as well as preparing for the June meetings in Chicago, it may take effort to browse the international website this week. However, it will be well worth your while as the posts are varied, interesting and timely and will surely add to your tapestry of knowledge and expertise.

My choices this week ( and please do not limit yourselves to only these):

1) Given the stream of violence in our schools and colleges across the world, the following meeting at NYPSI should be of interest to those who are able to attend: Taming the Crew: Understanding & Coping with Childhood Aggression in the Context of Home & Family with Wendy Olesker, Ph.D.
Click Here to Read This Article


Mother’s Day by Irene Willis

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Mother’s Day

Who would have thought
we’d see a tail?

But there it was, this morning,
sticking out of the Home Defense

trap under the television –
the one that promised

we’d never have to see or touch
the first thing I’d killed

bigger than a fly. I asked
my husband, who pried it open, (more…)