Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

Robert Leiter

Former Senior Editor
The sensual pleasures of Paris, with a twist
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When French Seduction appeared in my office several months ago, I very nearly let out a shout of pure joy. At last, here was a writer who was going to tackle French culture and society head on and reveal the whole naked truth. And, perhaps best of all, the writer, Eunice Lipton, happened to be Jewish, and her expertise was...
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Media Clippings
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Fred Vogelstein, a Wired magazine writer, set out to do a recent assignment -- a profile of Silicon Valley blogger, Mike Arrington -- in much the same manner he'd always begun such things: He planned to talk to the people central to the story, either in one-to-one interviews or over the phone. That's how the majority of journalists proceed. But...
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Patsy Tollin was the kind of teacher who encouraged "creative play" rather than assigning scads of homework. She told her "over-programmed" second-graders to "go build a snowman, go look at the stars." "When students wanted to tend to their Webkins in class, Tollin said no, suggesting they'd learn more interacting with each other. " 'If your playmate is a computer,...
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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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Wannsee, a suburb of the great city of Berlin, is one of the most idyllic neighborhoods in the world. Situated beside a picturesque lake, its long, quiet streets are lined with palatial homes that were once owned by some of the most accomplished Jewish families to ever reside in the German capital. But because of the political and ideological turn...
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Profile

Robert Leiter served as senior editor of the Jewish Exponent before retiring in Dec. 2013. 

In his 30 years with the paper, he won many awards and held many positions, from full-time reporter to interim editor. For five years in the early 1980s, he was managing editor of Inside magazine, the Exponent's sister publication, and for seven years in the 2000s, he was the quarterly's editor in chief, while still working full time for the paper.

Since the mid-1980s, he reported from most of the major capitals of Europe for the Exponent, with an emphasis on the Eastern Bloc countries, during and after Communist rule. Throughout this period, he visited Poland, the two Germanies and the Soviet Union with greatest frequency, but also made visits to Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, the former Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. He has also reported from Catalonia, Alsace, Zurich and Venice, as well as from Costa Rica, Norway, India and the Middle East. A number of his journalism awards have been for his reporting from Europe.

He is a contributing editor to The American Poetry Review, which is based in Philadelphia, and in the 1980s, he served as Murray Friedman's assistant to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in Washington, D.C.

He has also been a freelance writer for 40 years and his book reviews, short stories, essays, interviews and profiles have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, CommonwealDissent, The American Scholar, The Hudson Review, The New Leader, The Forward, Moment, Redbook, The Pennsylvania GazetteThe Philadelphia BulletinThe Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia magazine, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Partisan Review and many other mainstream local and national publications.

Contact

215-832-0726

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