Specificity Matters

04/13/2017 - Specificity matters. It shapes our memory, frames our perceptions, informs identity, and influences responses to the world around us. I was reminded of this in January during the commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the failure by the new White House administration to specifically mention the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. I was alarmed, offended, concerned, but...

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The courage of women during the Holocaust

03/07/2017 - On International Women’s Day, I want to share some insights about why it’s so important to study the mothers, sisters, daughters and wives who were caught in the maelstrom of the Holocaust. Many of these women exhibited unprecedented bravery, pluck, and daring. Theirs is a type of courage we don’t always recognize as courage – but we should. The first question is whether it’s l...

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