Archive for December 20th, 2013

December 20th, 2013 - 3:29 pm § in Misc.

A Distinction Between Two Boycotts of Israel

 from the UW AAUP listserv, a post by Raya Fidel I’m not familiar with the ASA’s procedures and their deliberations about the boycott statement.  But I think it is important to understand that Israel is not a small, poor, week, and persecuted country.  Or a country where “indivi[...]

December 20th, 2013 - 12:49 pm § in Misc.

Family Feuds; of North Koreans and Jews

Can Jewish History Say Anything About What is Happening in North Korea? parts of my essay originated from a wonderful essay posted in the Jerusalem Post by Berel Wein It is important to understand the horrible long term consequences such a contemporary fight can have.    The story of Joseph̵[...]

December 20th, 2013 - 12:37 pm § in Misc.

All I Want for Christmas


December 20th, 2013 - 11:19 am § in Misc.

The Healer … a wife?

Isn’t This Gif Awesome? It reminds me of the frustrations of resolving feuds … whether they are personal or huge scale diplomatic issues. This image could be an attorney trying to get the parties to work together or a diplomat talking with the Israelis and the Palestinians. Is this heale[...]

December 20th, 2013 - 11:15 am § in Misc.

The Good Pope

The First Pope Who Is  a Mensch! “At the Wednesday General Audience the other day there was a young mother behind one of the barriers with a baby that was just a few month s old. The child was crying its eyes out as I came past. The mother was caressing it. I said to her: […][...]

December 20th, 2013 - 4:20 am § in Misc., Science

What Happens at The Nobel Prizes?


December 20th, 2013 - 2:39 am § in Uncategorized

The Public View of Psychiatry

The sad thing about this cartoon is that it is an apt image of how the public sees psychiatry.  I  understood why anyone with these views would as be afraid of getting help as some fundamentalist would be of being vaccinated to avoid God’s will. Before we had Skinner’s scientific metho[...]