Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775

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For two weeks in a row in this space, I wrote about sleep disturbances among infants and overstimulated teens -- and then, as if to put a very fine point on the matter, indeed, the Science Times section of the Oct.23 New York Times did a large and multi-pronged examination of the subject of sleep, with a stunning layout on...
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Sharna Goldseker
Once upon a time, "engaging the next generation" used to signify the transference of leadership, like passing a baton from one generation to the next. Today, with the average life span increasing from 47 years old in 1900 to 78 years old in 2000, there are now four generations above the age of 21 in American society, and four generations...
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Rabbi Jacob Schacter
In 1985, Robert Bellah co-authored a book, Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life, which highlighted the centrality of personal autonomy and individual choice in America. As an example of this widespread phenomenon, he described a nurse, Sheila Larson, who "has actually named her religion (she calls it her 'faith') after herself." In her words, "My faith...
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Don't Forget Sacrifices Made by Armed Services My fiance shipped out earlier this month aboard the USS Harry S. Truman. A member of a Pacific coast-based naval aviation squadron, he left Washington state to join the Truman, and had just enough time to unpack his gear before the ship headed out to sea. Given that there has been minimal news...
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Bolton memoirs give chilling insight on Iran threat and the path to Annapolis
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Late in 2006, as the pro-Israel community in Washington was still making its last-ditch efforts to secure John Bolton's confirmation to the post of ambassador to the United Nations, the object of their affection was beginning to change his mind about the post. The initial attempt to give the job to Bolton had been blocked by hostile members of the...
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