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Remember civility in America?

By Michael Mantell, PhD SAN DIEGO — Miley Cyrus who believes Donald Trump is a “F—king nightmare,” has said she’d “move out da country” if Trump wins. But wait there’s more. Far more. And in an age of positive psychology, meditation, gratitude journaling, “Namaste-ing” each other, and of course the multitude of mindfulness practices in […]

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The Psychology of Tzimtzum

By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. SAN DIEGO — When Don Harrison recently gifted me a copy of Professor Mordechai Rotenberg’s The Psychology of Tzimtzum, it, like most gifts, came with a string. “Michael, I thought you’d enjoy this book and I’m wondering if you’d be kind enough to write a review of it for our […]

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Two remarkable women: Szekely and Blackstone

  By Mimi Pollack SAN DIEGO — When I was in my twenties, one of my favorite books was, Meetings with Remarkable Men by George Gurdjieff. Just recently, I had my meeting with two remarkable women, Deborah Szekely and Vivian Blackstone. Szkeley just celebrated her 94th birthday and Blackstone will be 88 this summer. When […]

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Arrogant? Here’s how to become humble

By Michael Mantell, PhD SAN DIEGO — Of course, those who really need this article probably won’t read it.  That’s the way arrogance works.  It makes you feel that you are better than the next person, that you certainly don’t need to change, and besides, no one is really smart enough to teach you anything.  In […]

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Jewish mindfulness — being fully aware and accepting

By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. SAN DIEGO — If you haven’t come across the ubiquitous word “mindfulness” over the last year or so, perhaps it’d be a good idea to read this. You see, there’s a love fest going on with mindfulness and it has captured the attention of nearly every magazine, self-help and coaching-therapy […]

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SDJW thanks its February 2016 contributors

SAN DIEGO — This publication would like to thank and express appreciation to the writers and photographers whose works appeared during February 2016 in San Diego Jewish World.  They include: Judy Lash Balint Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Boaz Bismuth Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravtts Jack Forman Donald H. Harrison […]

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Whose race are you running?

By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. SAN DIEGO — My family owned shoe stores in Newark, New Jersey. when I was growing up.  I worked in their stores from the time I was seven years old.  One day, my grandfather brought me outside to teach me an important lesson. He pointed out the competitor down the […]

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SDJW thanks 43 whose works appeared in January

SAN DIEGO (SDJW) — San Diego Jewish World expresses its appreciation to the 43 writers and photographers whose works appeared during January 2016.  These individuals included: David Amos Eitan Arom Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Amber Bartlett Ronnie Blair Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Judy Friedel Michael Freund Donald H. Harrison Natasha […]

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‘Love fellow Jew as yourself’ — Do we observe this?

By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. SAN DIEGO — What lesson have we not learned from one of the most basic principles in Judaism, “Love your fellow Jew as yourself”?  It’s preached on pulpit after pulpit, regardless of the sex of the rabbi, the color of the rabbi’s talit, whether the rabbi wears a kippah or […]

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SDJW thanks its November writers

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Jewish World thanks and would like to acknowledge those writers whose works appeared on this news publication during the month of November.  They were: David Amos Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Jeremy Ben-Ami Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Dane Chapin Tamara Isaacs Ciocci Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Steve Diamond Joe […]

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Live your life really well

By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. SAN DIEGO–When it comes to living really well, many confuse doing so with looking good, feeling good, or having the goods.  This leads people to chase after such goods as spray tans, plastic surgery, drugs, virtual friendships, the mansion, making and spending as much as they possibly can, and erroneously […]

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SDJW thanks its October 2015 writers

SAN DIEGO (SDJW) – San Diego Jewish World acknowledges and thanks those writers whose works appeared on our daily news website during the month of October.  They were: Yael Aires Laurie Baron Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Morris Casuto Ben Cohen Richard L. Cravatts Toby Klein Greenwald Donald H. Harrison Natasha Josefowitz Rabbi Ben Kamin Steve […]

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No, it’s not Purim; it’s Halloween

By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. SAN DIEGO — The National Retail Federation’s research is telling us “more than 157 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year, with eight in 10 millennials saying they are already planning something fun with their friends. Total spending in 2015 will top $6.9 billion, with the average American celebrating planning […]

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Teaching children moral courage

By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. SAN DIEGO — Mark Twain once said, “It is curious—curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.” To display moral courage in today’s world is, sadly, a rarity.  Some have referred to the end of the twentieth century as the “Decade of […]

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