Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
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Whenever the topic of torture and the mistreatment of prisoners is revisited in the media, as it has recently been with President Obama's hesitance over closing Guantanamo Bay, my mind returns to the most powerful piece of writing on the subject that I've ever run across. This particular essay also happen to be part of one of the most significant...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
"If you also see your mother when you look in the mirror, you are not alone," says Laura Arens Fuerstein, author of My Mother, My Mirror: Recognizing and Making the Most of Inherited Self-Images. Fuerstein, an analytic therapist with more than 30 years of clinical experience, explores a mother's influence on her daughter without blaming Mom. "This book does not...
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Author describes 'How to Overcome Challenges in Work and Life'
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
According to Noah Blumenthal, the author of the new business parable Be the Hero: Three Powerful Ways to Overcome Challenges in Work and Life, a victim mentality is rampant in society today. In the workplace, thoughts like these go through many frustrated minds: "My boss is a jerk"; "This is a dead-end job"; "I can't change anything in this toxic...
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But that was then, this is now; today's Rittenhouse belongs to everyone
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SPEAKING VOLUMES When I was a child, there was no locale in this city that represented White Anglo-Saxon Protestant privilege more than Rittenhouse Square. The staid-looking buildings that surrounded the park back then, along with the lovely booths, fountains, sculptures and pathways that marked the leafy interior, seemed to whisper to a young Jewish boy like me: "This terrain is...
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The story of survivor Lev Aronson and his beloved cello
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SPEAKING VOLUMES The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson . It sounds like the title of one of those wistful, purposely sentimental novels that seem to be pouring out of publishing houses by the barrel-full these days. But, in reality, the work, written by poet Frances Brent, is another heartbreaking Holocaust tale, this time about a real artist who was brutalized...
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