Arthur Janov, who died on Sunday October 1 aged 93, was the creator of the now largely-ignored psychotherapeutic system, Primal Scream Therapy. A dramatic psychic system, it captured the imagination of John Lennon in the 1970s and Tears for Fears in the 1980s.
Manhattan has gentrified over the decades during which Chast, a longtime New Yorker cartoonist, has observed it.
“This past year a special person helped me connect to my Judaism in a new way, beyond bagels and sample sales and crushing guilt.”
Within most Hasidic courts, little weight is given to a potential rebbe’s character traits. The more important quality speaks to a tribal interest.6
Even amid the challenges, the vintners remained as focused as ever on adhering to the strictures of Jewish law that govern kosher winemaking.
To keep the Days of Awe from becoming the Days of Yawn, many Jews bring books to synagogue.
“The two audacities in the book for me, [are] the eroticism of marriage, and talking about ambition.”
“One of the novel’s principal characters, known only as the General, is clearly modeled on former Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon.
Looking around at Rosh Hashanah services, she thinks: “Surely inside some of these minds burned this strange fire, these same doubt-riddled thoughts?”4
“Ionesco, a Romanian-born anti-fascist, wrote the play as a searing indictment of Nazis and especially their all-too-willing collaborators.”
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