Tuesday, December 12, 2017


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Read: Tzavaas Maran Shteinman ZT”L, In Hebrew And In English


Hundreds of thousands expected at Rabbi Shteinman's funeral

Funeral procession to depart at 12 pm from the rabbi's home in Bnei Brak.

Hundreds of thousands of Jews are expected to attend the funeral of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, one of the foremost decisors of Jewish law in the Lithuanian haredi community, who passed away this morning.

The funeral procession will leave Rabbi Shteinman's home on 5 Chazon Ish Street in Bnei Brak on its way to the Ponevezh cemetery, where he will be buried next to his wife.

Rabbi Shteinman requested in his will that the funeral procession end within six hours of his death.

Many Haredi educational institutions from all over the country, from the Lithuanian and Hasidic communities, canceled the school day and instructed their students to attend the funeral.
Israel Police is preparing to secure the funeral. Police announced that starting at 10 am, the entry of vehicles in both directions leading to Bnei Brak from the following roads will be regulated and limited: Route 4 from the Ra'anana Junction to Mishmar Hashiva; Route 1 from the Ben Shemen Interchange towards Kibbutz Galuyot; Route 5 from the Kesem interchange towards Morasha Junction; Route 20 from the Glilot interchange towards Dov Hoz interchange; the entirety of Route 471 in both directions.

It was also clarified that private vehicles would not be allowed to arrive at the funeral. "The public is asked to make

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sexual Harassment Training Doesn’t Work. But Some Things Do.

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Many people are familiar with typical corporate sexual harassment training: clicking through a PowerPoint, checking a box that you read the employee handbook or attending a mandatory seminar at which someone lectures about harassment while attendees glance at their phones.
At best, research has found, that type of training succeeds in teaching people basic information, like the definition of harassment and how to report violations. At worst, it can make them uncomfortable, prompting defensive jokes, or reinforce gender stereotypes, potentially making harassment worse. Either way, it usually fails to address the root problem: preventing sexual harassment from happening in the first place.
That’s because much of the training exists for a different reason altogether. Two 1998 Supreme Court cases determined that for a company to avoid liability in a sexual harassment case, it had to show that it had trained employees on its anti-harassment policies.

But while training protects companies from lawsuits, it can also backfire by reinforcing gender stereotypes, at least in the short term, according toresearch by Justine Tinkler, a sociologist at the University of Georgia. That’s because it tends to portray men as powerful and sexually insatiable and women as vulnerable. Her research has shown this effect no matter how minimal the training. “It puts women in a difficult position in terms of feeling confident and empowered in the workplace,” she said.
Other research found that training that described people in a legal context, as harassers or victims, led those being trained to reject it as a waste of time because they didn’t think the labels applied to them, known as an “identity threat reaction,” said Shannon Rawski, a professor of business at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Training was least effective with people who equated masculinity with power. “In other words, the men who were probably more likely to be harassers were the ones who were least likely to benefit,” said Eden King, a psychologist at Rice University.

Training is essential but not enough, researchers say. To actually prevent harassment, companies need to create a culture in which women are treated as equals and employees treat one another with respect.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor.

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When I was in the third year of my medical residency, I was asked to evaluate a new state-of-the-art, fully accessible exam table that would be used in doctors’ offices to better provide care for patients with mobility-related disabilities. The table could go as low as 18 inches off the ground to enable easier transfers for wheelchair users and had extra rails and grips to provide support for patients with impaired balance.
I was to assess this equipment as a “user expert.” Although the table was designed to accommodate patients with disabilities, I rolled up to it to evaluate it from the perspective of a physician. “Do you want my opinion as a patient, or as a doctor?” I asked the surprised representatives from the medical equipment company.
I have been a wheelchair user since

Tuesday, December 5, 2017



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trump and sex abuse moore

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Subject: Soros Army in Alabama to Register Convicted Felons to Vote Against Roy Moore

We need to talk about an injustice

Monday, December 4, 2017

Kidnapper and threatened murderer in forced GET Case punished with 36 months jail


העסקן החרדי אהרן גולדברג, נשפט ל-36 חודשי מאסר, לאחר שהואשם בתכנון חטיפה ורצח של אדם • הוא הואשם בתכנון חטיפה לצורך כפיית נתינת גט. בנוסף, בשיחות בינו לבין חבריו שהיו שותפים איתו בתכנון החטיפה, אף התבטאו כי "יש להרוג את סרבן הגט"

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Recognition of Jerusalem to replace US Embassy move?

US official tells Arutz Sheva recognition of Jerusalem as capital would partially fulfill US President Trump's promise to move US Embassy.

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Psychiatrists Warn About Trump’s Mental State

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I  am the editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” We represent a much larger number of concerned mental health professionals who have come forward to warn against the president’s psychological instability and the dangers it poses. We now number in the thousands.
We are currently witnessing more than his usual state of instability — in fact, a pattern of decompensation: increasing loss of touch with reality, marked signs of volatility and unpredictable behavior, and an attraction to violence as a means of coping. These characteristics place our country and the world at extreme risk of danger.

‘Frustrated’ Trump pressed for Jerusalem announcement — report

President surprised aides this week when he pushed back against calls to once again sign waiver putting off embassy move, Washington Post reports