Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Sigmund Freud's famous case histories are perhaps best known for the Oedipal issues involved and the suppressed sexuality the pioneering psychoanalyst said he found in all of his patients, some of which was revealed through interpreting their dreams. But psychiatrist Dr. Harold Blum, who is director of the Sigmund Freud Archives and the former editor in chief of the Journal...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, or CAMERA, is helping to sharpen Israel's image in the eyes of adolescents. The Boston-based group has just released "Eyes on Israel," a secondary-school curriculum currently being used by more than 500 Jewish educators and institutions around the globe, including Stern Hebrew High School in Philadelphia and the Jewish Community...
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Harold Levenson and Milt Salamon, a pair of World War II veterans, arrived more than two hours early to Abington High School on Oct. 3 in order to get as close as possible to the speaker's podium. The two were part of an estimated crowd of 6,000 that turned out to hear Barack Obama's first speech in the area since...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Though great strides have been made in combatting bigotry, it now "travels the globe in nanoseconds, protected by the anonymity" of the Internet, said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, in a recent lecture at Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim. "We have not eradicated [anti-Semitism], and now, on the Internet, it's very heavy." The scientists behind the...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Janna Friedman, a licensed clinical social worker, described how she once listened to a female client who confided in her about the constant fighting going on in her marriage -- how her husband put her down all the time and controlled the family's finances. That was when Friedman saw "red flags" flying everywhere. These women are "not even aware it's...
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