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Agudath Israel slams NJ Gay Therapy Law

14 Elul 5773 – August 20, 2013
Agudath Israel of America condemned a New Jersey law prohibiting gay reparative therapy for minors as an infringement on religious freedom. The statement from Agudah...

Diagnosing Mental Illness: How DSM-5 Will Change the Rules

11 Sivan 5772 – May 31, 2012
Mental health specialists tend to speak about their patients according to a classification referred to as the DSM, which stands for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This classification system was first published in 1952 by the American Psychiatric Association as a method to classify mental disorders and develop a statistical baseline through which disorders can be understood, studied and treated. It is not the only classification system available.

When Religious Doctrine Undercuts Mandated Reporting On Abuse

28 Iyyar 5771 – June 1, 2011
The New York Times got it right. In an editorial published on Thursday May 19, the Times castigated the Vatican for issuing "flimsy guidelines" for combating the sexual abuse of children by the clerical hierarchy.

Abuse And The Brain

18 Adar II 5771 – March 23, 2011
We may not want to accept it, but abuse occurs everywhere, even in our own communities. The effects of abuse are devastating and long lasting - not only on those individuals who are abused but on their families as well. Even one act of abuse against a person, regardless of age, can have a significantly negative impact that may last a lifetime.

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