Thursday, August 27, 2015 Elul 12, 5775

The psychological ramifications of a disciplinarian
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Haunted by Parents . What an extraordinary title -- for no one has ever gone unscathed by the people who've reared them. In fact, according to Leonard Shengold, M.D., who chose this unforgettable title for his most recent book, published by Yale University Press, even some of the most accomplished individuals in various fields of endeavor have displayed the deleterious...
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Zoe Greenberg, a 15-year-old daughter of a rabbi set to enter her junior year of high school, has been recognized for her work in race relations. But it's actually the issue of class and economic equality that most interests the teenager, and largely what drove her to make a film exploring the subject from the perspective of her peers. "...
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Life is just lovely on Djerba
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The island of Djerba is an enchanting destination. Even in the 21st century, the low-lying sandy island, located off the southeast coast of Tunisia, is a place where tradition and mythology still survive. According to Homer in The Odyssey , Djerba was the "Land of the Lotus Eaters." He wrote that after landing, Odysseus and his crew were given "flowering...
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It's always an adventure to open a book dealing with someone of supreme talent about whom you know little or -- better still -- nothing at all. Each time you do so, it makes you acutely aware of how many noteworthy writers and artists have fallen through the cracks during every period of history. And when you consider women artists...
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Ah, how soon they forget, murmurs with great regret a caller on the other end of the line feeling ratted out by "Ratatouille." But this is not just any run-of-the-rodent complaint. This is Feivel Mousekewitz kvetching! "It seems like only yesterday," says the mouse-out-of-kilter of what was then an immigrant infestation of Jewish vermin when "An American Tail" premiered in...
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National Museum of American Jewish History
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