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Dec 15, 2015, 11:29 PM
“Selfies”: A Modern Tale of Ugly Ducklings
Remember the story of the ‘Ugly Duckling’? The story tells of a mother duck whose eggs hatched to reveal several lovely ducklings and one chick who was different from all the others. It was bigger, its plumage a duller color...
Nov 10, 2015, 2:45 PM
Helping Holocaust Survivors Cope in Uncertain Times
Over the last several months, international media coverage has been replete with the unsettling images of the unprecedented wave of terrorist attacks in Israel. These attacks are perpetrated by Arab and Israeli-Arab civilians and target Israeli civilians in the...
May 10, 2015, 1:07 PM
Murder, martyrdom and the fear of enemies among us
An individual whom I have known for many years came to see me last week in my practice, where I offer services as a clinical psychologist. As long as I have known her, she has remained truly open minded...
Feb 17, 2015, 2:13 AM
Justice and Tolerance: An Irish Catholic playing Wiesenthal
Earlier this month, I enjoyed a memorable evening with my family attending a production of the play “Wiesenthal,” which is written and acted by Tom Dugan. It was one of those rare experiences that make you feel better as...
Oct 20, 2014, 10:26 PM
Does opera make hate less hateful?
This season, the Met is performing the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer”, which depicts the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of a disabled Jewish passenger, Leon Klinghoffer, at the hands of terrorists. The...
Dr. Irit Felsen, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and trauma specialist, and an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University's Ferkauf School of Psychology.