Andrew Solomon’s award-winning new book ‘Far From The Tree’ addresses his family’s troubling reactions to their Jewishness and his being gay.
Zichronom livracha says the liturgy. And, certainly, the memories of the 26 children and adults who were tragically gunned down in Newtown last week are a blessing, not only to their immediate families but also to all of us across the country who have been struggling to comprehend this incalculable loss.
Benjamin Nugent, who was falsely diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome by his psychologist mother as a teen, shares his story about how labels can affect people.
From Presidential candidates to Fortune 500 CEOs, we love to ‘diagnose’ people with autism or Aspergers, but do these diagnoses have any validity? Nancy Redd is joined by Dr. Paul Steinberg, Roberta Scherf, Michael John Carley and Benjamin Nugent to discuss.
Earlier this week, Tom Fields-Meyer wrote about reading and thinking about books and took a look at autism and God. His blog posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite, courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit:
Tom Fields-Meyer is the author of “Following Ezra,” a memoir about learning from his autistic son. His posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite, courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit:
“Modern Family” and “Mad Men” may have come out the big winners, but prominently thrown into the mix at this year’s “Primetime Emmy Awards” was one of the country’s best-known defenders of kosher slaughter.