Monday, December 09, 2019

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Speaker Sheldon Silver Steps Down: Investigations Expected to Run Deep, But No One Seems Shocked

Albany—It is undeniable that in his almost 40 years as a member of the State Assembly Sheldon Silver has helped millions of people through his support of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, the United Jewish Appeal, the crafting and passing of the so-called “Agunah Law” and support of the DREAM act for a Tuition

How Mental Health Professionals Denied the Holocaust and How Survivors and Children Changed Their Minds

With the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a group of mental health professionals marked the 40th year since they completed their study, “Effects of the Holocaust on Children of Holocaust Survivors in the American Psychoanalytic Association,” which caused a paradigm shift in the way children of

Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy

In this fluent and penetrating study of the Book of Ruth, Yael Ziegler provides a masterful primer on how to read biblical narratives with sensitivity and depth, using recent methodological breakthroughs in the study of Tanach. Beyond providing an eye-opening reading of a familiar biblical book, the author creatively demonstrates

Found: The Missing Part of Brain’s ‘Internal Compass’

If you have taken a walk and would like to return home you need to have an idea of where you are in relation to your destination. To do this, you need to know which way you are facing and also in which direction home lies. This all seems fairly instinctive to humans and other animals, so how do we manage it?

The Anglo MK: Rabbi Dov Lipman

Israel is gearing up for Knesset elections on March 17, and it seemed like the right time to interview Member of Knesset Rabbi Dov Lipman. Lipman, 43, moved to Israel from Maryland in July 2004 with his wife and four children. He was elected to the current Knesset with the Yesh Atid party chaired by former Finance Minister Yair

The Largest Photo Ever Taken by Humans

(Ed. note: The person who corrected Hubble’s lens so that photographs like these can be taken is a French Holocaust survivor, Phil Pressel, who retired to San Diego and wrote his memoirs, They Are Still Alive. To watch the animation and see the mind-boggling photo that underscores the majesty of Hashem’s Maaseh

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