The Secret of Judaism’s Two Triangles and the Mystery of Antisemitism

The key to understanding antisemitism lies in Judaism itself. This is because what Judaism esteems


From Theodicy to Mysticism: A Personal Account

One morning, several years ago, after awakening from a restful sleep, I sat upright on my bed for a few moments.

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The Dark Knowledge at the Root of Acrophobia & Agoraphobia

Neurotic fears and phobias are puzzling and perplexing, for they run counter to our practical interests and to all common sense.


Some Clues to the Mystery of Depression

Why do they call it the blues? Blue is the color of the sky, which symbolizes transcendence of earthly labors and woes.

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The Deeper Meaning of “Oy, am I thirsty!”

Once again, we analyze a joke for insight into life’s deeper questions. Apparently it’s an old joke, but I only first read it in the June 2010


A Strange Case of Unconscious Shoplifting

Sometimes a psychological problem has its day in court. Last year, I was contacted by a middle-aged woman from Pennsylvania,

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The Secret of Uncanny Valley

Japanese scientists have been making rapid strides creating automatons that look and act like human beings.But, in recent years,


The Deeper Mystery of the Faux Brownstone

“…for the soul is dead that slumbers, and things are not what they seem.” — Longfellow. There’s an apartment building in Brooklyn,

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The Aesthetic Mystery of a Fantasy Clock

On the first Friday of every month, various cities throughout America hold an art walk. If you’ve never been on one, it simply consists of


Harry Reid and the Imp of the Perverse

A news story that appeared last Friday made me and a lot of other people chuckle. But it also made me pause for thought. In CNN online,


Why Your Everyday Life Needs a Laugh Track

"The life of every individual, viewed as a whole and in general and when only its most significant features are emphasized, is really a tragedy;

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May the Spirit of Davey Crockett Obliterate Obamacare

“Born on a mountain top in Tennessee Greenest state in the Land of the Free Raised in the woods so's he knew every tree