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Max Brooks’ World War Z brought to the screen, or is it?

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

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Click Here to Read:  Max Brooks’ World War Z brought to the screen, or is it? By Christine Schofelt on the World Socialist Web Site on June 27,  2013.

Jonathan Brent, YIVO Director visits the Museum

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

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Click Here to Read:  Jonathan Brent, YIVO Director visits the Museum on the History of the Polish Jews website.

Our Yiddish Theatre, Ourselves

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books, Plays

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Click Here to Read:  Our Yiddish Theatre, Ourselves: Review of Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage: Essays in Drama, Performance, and Show Business edited by Joel Berkowitz, Barbara Henry, reviewed Stuart Hecht.

This article originally appeared as Stuart Hecht (2013). Review of Berkowitz, Joel; Henry, Barbara, eds., Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage: Essays in Drama, Performance, and Show Business. H-Judaic, H-Net Reviews. June, 2013 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.

Conflict Theory; Re-thinking the Foundations by Edward Nersessian

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Papers

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Click Here to Read:   Conflict Theory; Re-thinking the Foundations by Edward Nersessian.

Philosophy Thursday

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Philosophy Thursday

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PeterUngerThis inaugurates a bimonthly category Philosophy Thursday.  The contribution is about the philosophy of Derek Parfit.  It was selected for us by our philosophy editer, Peter Unger, who is a Professor of  Philosophy  of New York University.








Derek Parfit                    Peter Unger

Click Here to Read:  How to Be Good by Larrisa MacFarquhar in the New Yorker on September 5, 2011, p. 42.

Click Here to View:  Derek Parfit – Brainspotting 1/2.

Click Here to Read:  Derik Parfit’s Wikipedia page.

 

 

Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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” Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death, a Psychoanalytic Perspective on Treatment” has been recommended for purchase for the hematology and oncology fellows at the Mt Sinai Medical Center by Janice Gabrilove MD, Chief of Neoplastic Diseases. She has once again also requested that her fellows attend the annual lectures for the PGY 4 Psychiatry Residents and C- L fellows on Psycho – oncology given by Norman Straker.  Dr Straker is a member of the faculty of the NY Psychoanalytic and has been teaching at Mount Sinai as part of the collaboration between the Institute and Psychiatry Department. The endorsement of his recent book by the Chief of Neoplastic Diseases, a world renown cancer researcher is validation for a renewed effort by psychoanalysts for a greater role in collaborating with their medical colleagues in the treatment of chronic diseases.

Portland Jewish Film Festival: “Out in the Dark”

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

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The Portland Jewish Film Festival into its 2nd week brings” Out in the Dark” to unsettle,make uncomfortable,make memorable the price the people of Israel and Palestine pay for the hell they find themselves in the ongoing hatred and war we dub the israeli/palestinian conflict.
There are thousands of painful stories. This one is about gay men…who in the midEast of the world find conflict anyhow..here made worse by the political account. Not a happy movie, but an exceedingly well told one. Read the rest of this post »

Analysis and Reaction to Gay Marriage Rulings

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: Analysis and Reaction to Gay Marriage Rulings in The New York Times on June 26, 2013.

Erich Fromm: Spiritual Humanist & Public Intellectual

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here Read:  Erich Fromm: Spiritual Humanist & Public Intellectual by Patrick S. O’Donnell  on the Ratio Jurist website on February 07, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Individual and Social Origins of Neurosis by Erich Fromm on this website.

Commie Camp’ Documentary Captures Camp Kinderland’s Idealism, and Its Imperfections

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

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Click Here to Read:  ‘Commie Camp’ Documentary Captures Camp Kinderland’s Idealism, and Its Imperfections: Once a utopian getaway for children of socialists and left-wing organizers, the camp remains an essential haven for ‘weird Jews’ By Nona Willis Aronowitz on The Tablet website on June 27, 2013.

Interview with Elizabeth Ann Danto

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read: Interview with Elizabeth Ann Danto, Author of Freud’s Free Clinics: Psychoanalysis & Social Justice, 1918-1938 (May 2005) on the Columbia University Press website.

How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby? Deep anxiety about the ability to have children later in life plagues many women. But the decline in fertility over the course of a woman’s 30s has been oversold. Here’s what the statistics really tell us—and what they don’t by Jean Twenge in the Atlantic Monthly on June  19, 2013.

PTSD Awareness day

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Harold Kudler, MD, Chair of APsaA’s Service Members and Veterans Initiative, gives an articulate account of PTSD and the analyst’s role in its treatment for Time magazine.

From Prudy Gourguechon , MD who first organized this Committee. A must-read. And must-distribute.

N. Szajnberg, MD, Managing Editor

Today is PTSD Awareness day. Harold Kudler, Chair of APsaA’s Service
Members and Veterans Initiative, was invited to write a blog post on PTSD
for Time Magazine based on a talk he gave at the American Psychiatric
Association in May.  Please follow this link to Harold’s post.

Click Here to Read This Article 

 

 

A meditation on remembrance

Posted June 26th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Music

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Click Here to Read:  A meditation on remembrance By Menachem Z. Rosensaft in The Washington Post on June 25, 2013.

The Repression of Sexuality in Contemporary American Psychoanalysis

Posted June 26th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read:  The Repression of Sexuality in Contemporary American Psychoanalysis by  Jeremy on the An und für sich website on June 25, 2013.

Lecture of Michael Windholz

Posted June 26th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

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Czech Psychoanalytical Society (IPA)

INVITATION TO LECTURE
Thursday 1.8. at 19,30
Speaker and presenter: Michael Windholz, San Francisco
“Emanuel Windholz, pioneer of psychoanalysis in Prague and San Francisco.
Pains of cultural eradication and emigration”
Venue: Psychiatrická klinika (Psychiatric Clinic), Prague 1, St. Ke Karlovu  Read the rest of this post »

Alan Frances on unclear writing in DSM V as source for errors

Posted June 26th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books, General News

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“If it ain’t ‘writ’ good, ya cain’t understand”: Alan Frances on poor writing in DSM-V
N. Szajnberg, MD Managing Editor

Frances, the shepherd of DSM-IV has pointed out two major errors in any DSM: 1. bad conceptual choices; 2. bad writing. We’ve already linked to his previous article on poor conceptual posts. Click Here for The Previous Article:. Here, he outlines how imprecise language in the current DSM-V makes diagnosis murkier.   Listen to his examples: Click Here To Read This Article

Only Psychoanalysis Can Make You Really Unhappy

Posted June 25th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read:  Only Psychoanalysis Can Make You Really Unhappy
Review of Freud by Jonathan Lear, Reviewed by Justin Clemens.

This article originally appeared as Clemens, Justin (2005). Only Psychoanalysis Can Make You Really Unhappy. The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 1:2. and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.

Invitation to a Dialogue: Gender Identity

Posted June 25th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Letters To Editors

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Click Here to Read:  Invitation to a Dialogue: Gender Identity by Jack Dresher in The New York Times on June 25, 2013.

Illustration:  Katherine Streeter

 

There’s a lot more to neuroscience than media ‘neuromania’

Posted June 25th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read: There’s a lot more to neuroscience than media ‘neuromania’ Why do some critics refuse to accept that the solution to many mysteries of the mind will be found in the brain? by Mark Stokes on the Guardian Website on June 25, 2013.

It seems a bit too simple to suggest that the neuromanic public has been hypnotised by the beauty of fMRI. Photograph: PR