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Nationalism: The Other God That Failed

A presentation prepared for Coffee and Conversation and shared with Beyond Barriers USA | Freedom from the barriers of the mind.

Nationalism, like Communism, Fascism, and all other creeds that lead to extremism will inevitably turn on its own followers. Examples are provided from modern history, spanning multiple movements and countries.

Nationalism_BeyondBarriers (PDF version, requires Acrobat or similar)

Nationalism_BeyondBarriers (PowerPoint version, requires PowerPoint or similiar)

The Ner Tamid Lectures #10 – The Jewish Roots of Rock and Roll

In 1955 a young musician named Chuck Berry got the opportunity to audition before Leonard Chess, one of the owners of Chess Records. He played a unique version of a country Western song and Chess agreed to produce it. He had one condition, that the name of the song be changed to something catchy. Chess famously said “Call it Maybelline” and rock and roll was born. Much of the music of the following decades would be composed by Jewish artists working in the famous Brill Building and would be played by ground-breaking Disc Jockeys including Alan Freed.

(Requires PowerPoint or Google Slides) 10_The Jewish Roots of Rock and Roll

(Requires Acrobat or another PDF reader) 10_The Jewish Roots of Rock and Roll


The Ner Tamid Lectures #9 – The Jewish Psychologists

Beginning with Sigmund and Anna Freud and continuing through Abraham Maslow, Alfred Adler, Bruno Bettleheim, Noam Chomsky and many others, the field of psychology has in many ways been shaped by Jewish minds. Join us for a fun and fact-filled discussion on the Jewish roots of this branch of science and for a discussion on how psychology aligns with and grew out of Jewish culture at the time and the impact of Nazism on the formation of psychology.

(Requires PowerPoint or Google Slides) 9_The Jewish Psychologists

(Requires Acrobat or another PDF reader) 9_The Jewish Psychologists (With Notes)