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Lois Oppenheim, Ph.D. in Conversation with . . .Eric R. Kandel at NYPSI

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY, 10028

Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30 pm
$25 General Admission, $20 Mt. Sinai employees with valid ID, $15 for NYPSI members, $10 Students with valid ID
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Lois Oppenheim, Ph.D. in Conversation with . . .Eric R. Kandel (more…)


Friday, October 17th, 2014


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm



This seminar, which requires prior familiarity with Freud’s basic texts, is intended as an introduction to

Jacques Lacan’s theory of the Real, the Symbolic, and the Imaginary as structuring human subjectivity.

Lacan’s conceptualization of these registers is an essential tool for understanding both the impact of Freud’s

Copernican revolution on 20th-century thought and the direction of treatment in psychoanalysis. Our

goal is to show how all three registers are operative in these central psychoanalytic concepts: the subject of language, the mirror stage, the unconscious, angst, repetition, and the drives.

MEETING SCHEDULE: The seminar will be held from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm on the following Wednesdays: October 8 & 22, November 19, December 10, January 14, February 4 & 25, March 18, April 8 & 29, May 20, June 10.

MEETING PLACE: The School of Visual Arts, 136 West 21st Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), New York City. Please ask at the front desk for the room number.

ATTENDANCE FEE: The seminar is open to everyone, and there is no fee.


REGISTRATION: For information, please call Martin Winn at (212) 677-1147 or check our website at

Photography Friday: Julie Jung

Friday, October 3rd, 2014


Cold Spring, New York by Julie Jung

If you would like to have your photography considered for’s Photography Friday, send your jpegs to Joel Seligmann, the Photography Editor 

Philosopher Thursday: Ernest Nagel

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


Click Here to Read:  Ernest Nagel on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Ernest Nagel 1901—1985 A Biographical Memoir by Patrick Suppes  on the National Academy of Sciences website.

Click Here to Read:  Stories in the Scientific American by Ernest Nagel.


The Last Amazon: Wonder Woman returns

Thursday, September 18th, 2014


Click Here to Read: The Last Amazon:  Wonder Woman returns by Jill LePore in The New Yorker in the September 22, 2014 issue.

Victor Jara (1932–1973) He died on September 15 1973

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Click Here to Read:   Biography of Victor Jara from the Encyclopedia of World Biography.

Click Here to View:  Victor Jara:  Te Recuerdo Amanda on YouTube.

Click Here To Listen To: Victor Jara Singing Cigarrito on YouTube.

Click Here to Listen to:  Arlo Guthrie Sings a Song About Victor Jara.

Click Here to Read:   Letter to Someone Who Said It Was Necessary, Poem about Victor Jara by Arlene Kramer Richards.

Click Here to Purchase:  The Laundryman’s Grandaughter, A Book of Poetry by Arlene Kramer Richards including the poem above.

SS-­Obersturmbannführer (Retired)

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014


Click Here to Read: SS-­Obersturmbannführer (Retired) ‘Eichmann Before Jerusalem,’ by Bettina Stangneth By Steven Aschheim in the New York Times on September. 4, 2014.

Nazi officers cutting off a Jewish prisoner’s sidelocks. Credit Agence France-Presse/Getty Image

The Role of Fathers in Society

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014


Click Here to Read: The Role of Fathers in Society By H. Steven Moffic, MD on the Psychiatric Times website on September 05, 2014.

Andrew Maddoff

The 21 Best Reviewed Movies on Netflix

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014


Click Here to Read:   The 21 Best Reviewed Movies on Netflix on the Stumble Upon Website.

Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014


Click Here to Read : Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations on the Medical Xpress website on September 1, 2014.

YIVO News and Events

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 winds of war and dynamic view of historical events from Sasha Rolde on

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

the winds of war are upon us again – so I turn to the website to see if we can get any clarification of what human beings are about and up to in contemporary society and if we have any answers.
I have focused on a few posts, but hope that you will browse through the entire website and share your views.

My choices are as follows:

1) I am always struck by how people who emigrated to escape the Nazi regime survived or didn’t – please read the post in the ART or BOOK sections on “Stefan Zweig’s Impossible Exile and Facing History” – his enormous intellect, and drive turned into dust.
Click Here to Read This Article (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…)