Instilling shame around mental illness is antithetical to Jewish values and is extremely dangerous for those suffering — including us rabbis.
‘My life depended on it’: Mayim Bialik opens up in an emotional video.
Though I had my secret doubts, I donned the Hasidic black hat and long black jacket. That’s when the downward spiral began.
Historically, Jews may have been instrumental in the field of psychology, but many remain reluctant to seek help, afraid of attached social stigmas.
In an important first-person essay for Glamour, Jewish comedienne Sarah Silverman opens up about her experience with depression.
Judy Bolton-Fasman once considered herself the ‘poster girl’ for psychotropic medications but now wonders if her pills have become a crutch.
Last week I was marooned on my couch with a virus and finally watched the first season of “Girls,” Lena Dunham’s HBO drama about twentysomethings finding their way in New York City. Dunham is very serious about her enterprise, and even the show’s light-hearted moments — which are few and far between — are laden with meaning. At times, watching the series felt more like homework than entertainment.
Behind the pro-Israel slant of US foreign policy and a domestic policy that promotes “diversity” is money power and media control. Three of the most important players in American political life are George Soros, Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson. They disagree about tactics and methods, but these super-wealthy Jewish activists — and many others like them — are united in promoting the interests of Israel and the organized Jewish community. In a democratic republic, we’re told, informed and involved citizens make laws and policies that express the people’s ideals and interests. In fact, the great majority of Americans are not well informed, and are only marginally involved in the political process. Laws and policies are made by politicians chosen by a public that is systematically misled, cajoled, flattered, deceived and manipulated. Well-funded manipulation of the nation’s mass media, and cultural and educational life, is decisive in determining the basic policies and direction of American life, above all by molding the “accepted” social-ideological premises on which policies and laws are based. Source: The Mark Weber Report. reasonradionetwork.com
In today’s world, our lives revolve around technology and social media. Day in and day out, we text, Tweet, and see what other people are doing through a constant flutter of photos and status updates. We long to be connected to everything and everyone, feeling naked without our phones or compulsive checking of Facebook. But when the day is done, what do we really get from refreshing the webpage just to see all the photos our “friends” are posting from yet another party that looks identical to all the rest?
The New York Times recently confirmed what I had been starting to suspect. Marilyn is back.