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

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.

Honoring The Memory Of Jan Karski

By the time he was 26, Jan Karski had been imprisoned by the Soviets, tortured by the Gestapo, and nearly drowned while escaping from a hospital in German-occupied Slovakia.

Jewish Press Radio with Yishai Fleisher: Votes to Make a Difference

Yishai is joined by Elie Pieprz, director of I Vote Israel to discuss the importance of votes cast by Jewish Americans living in Israel to American elections.

Seasons Of Respite Offers Relief

Motherhood is often referred to as the hardest job in the world. For families thrown into the nightmare of pediatric illness, normal feelings of anxiety and worry become a daily reality. On Sunday, May 6, 20 mothers of seriously ill children exchanged the daily fear they experience for fun, connection, and friendship at a day “Just for Us” at Tigertail Lake in Dania, Florida.

Jewish Press Radio with Yishai Fleisher: Hitting Them Where it Hurts

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of Israel Law Center Shurat HaDin, and a winner of the 2012 Moskowitz Prize for Zionism, join Yishai Fleisher to discuss stopping funds to terrorists, defending families of victims of terror attacks, and educating the public about terrorism.

Church Official: ‘If You Flatten a Globe, Israel Is at the Center’

Malcolm Hedding, an associate pastor of the World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was executive director of International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, which has a constituency of 14 million in 110 countries, according to Hedding. “Its main mission is to repair bridges opened up between Christians and Jews because of historical anti-Semitism.”

Why Do Some Jewish Groups Have A Problem With Legal Protection For Jewish Students?

Imagine if the NAACP had responded with skepticism to the passage of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and urged African Americans to exercise their civil rights cautiously under this law. Title VI was landmark legislation when it was passed in 1964 to remedy racial and ethnic discrimination in programs receiving federal funding.

Polanski to Shoot the Dreyfus Affair

Polish director Roman Polanski’s next film will be a political thriller based on the Dreyfus Affair. The acclaimed director announced Wednesday that the new film, titled "D," will reunite the team that produced his award-winning film "Ghost Writer."

Tunisian Boy “Brave” for Refusing to Compete With Israeli in Chess

A ten year-old Tunisian boy is gaining fame across the Aram world for having refused to compete against an Israeli opponent in the World...

Extreme Makeover: Orthodox Edition 2012

By now everyone has heard of Deborah Feldman’s Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. The book received much more attention than it should have.

Benzion Netanyahu’s Role In American Politics

Benzion Netanyahu – historian, one-time political activist and father of Israel's prime minister – died Monday in Jerusalem at 102. An accomplished scholar and the patriarch of one of Israel's most important political families, he also played a surprising and little-known role in American political history.

How The Academic Left Came To Hate Israel

On campuses today Israel is regularly, though falsely, condemned for being created “illegally” – through the “theft” of Palestinian lands and property – and thus has no “right to exist.”

Dior’s Galliano Finally Replaced After Anti-Semitic Disgrace

Disgraced designer John Galliano has finally been replaced as creative director of French fashion house Christian Dior, more than a year after his racist...

Embracing The Temple Mount

The study of Jewish history teaches us that throughout the ages, numerous edicts and decrees have prevented the practice of Jewish traditions and religious observance. Yet it has gone almost completely unnoticed that in recent weeks, Jewish rights and freedoms in the Land of Israel, of all places, have once again come under attack.

Halachic Will Conference In Queens

The medical world and the laws associated with it are changing rapidly, and the focus is on the quality of life. More and more frequently, patients and their families are encouraged to forgo “excessive” or “unnecessary” treatments and therapies so as to maintain a greater quality of life.

The Mormon Senator Who Tried To Save Anne Frank

The news that a Mormon temple in the Dominican Republic recently conducted a posthumous proxy baptism of Anne Frank, the most famous diarist of the Holocaust, undoubtedly will cause some offense in the Jewish community. Evidently the baptizers believe they were saving Anne's soul. Of greater significance, however, is what Mormons tried to do to save Anne's life.

Noted Nazi Prosecutor To Speak At St. Thomas University

Eli Rosenbaum, the longest-serving prosecutor and investigator of Nazi war criminals, will be speak on Thursday, February 16, at 10:30 a.m. at St Thomas University, George & Evelyn Goldbloom Convocation Hall, 16401 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens.

Egypt to Charge 19 American NGO Workers

The Obama administration has expressed serious concern about these developments and has threatened to cut billions of dollars in American aid.

Feiglin Camp on Primary Results: ‘Something Improper Was Done Here’

Director-general of Jewish Leadership faction claims that Likud purposely released inaccurate results.

The Mufti Influences An American Election

A Palestinian mufti has called for violence against Jews, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is demanding Palestinian leaders disavow him and America's presidential race could be affected.

On Arab Anti-Semitism, From Indifference To Complicity

People expressing reasonable, measured criticism of Israel cannot, of course, be considered anti-Israel or anti-Semitic. However, animus to Zionism itself – simply the existence of the democratic Jewish state – frequently betrays denial of Jews’ basic rights and history.

UN Nuclear Inspectors Plan Return Visit to Iran

Herman Nackaerts, deputy director general of the IAEA, said his team "had a good trip."

Congress Considering Cut Aid to Egypt

Egypt's military receives $1.3 billion a year from the US.

US Embassy in Cairo Shelters US Pro-Democracy Employees in Egypt

Move comes amid a recent crackdown on pro-democracy NGOs.

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