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My Global Family Vacation Part 2: England and Brexit

Family grave in Golders Green Jewish Cemetery I’m going to try to connect my personal history (August 2) and the pieces of my family history that I gleaned from my recent travels with the global refugee issues. Above is my … Continue reading

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My Global Family Vacation

Map of my global family vacation I have returned from my month-long vacation with my wife. One of the perks of being an academic is that my summers are my own. I show the route of my trip above. Clearly, … Continue reading

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Immigration: My Migration History

This is what remained of my family’s house in Warsaw after WWII. There is no longer any trace of it. I gave a brief summation of my early life when I wrote my first blog (April 22, 2012). I was … Continue reading

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Immigration: The Physics

Next week I will leave for my summer break. This time we are taking a complicated tour, starting in England a week after the Brexit referendum. Next we will spend a few days in Israel before continuing to Poland, Malta, … Continue reading

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Climate Change and the Election: What is at Stake?

I started writing this blog on Wednesday, April 13. On that day, 71 years ago, I was liberated by American Army soldiers while on my way from Bergen-Belsen to Theresienstadt (Terezin). This blog will be posted on Tuesday, April 19 … Continue reading

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Decision Time: What Will the Election Mean For the US and Abroad?

I am starting to write this blog two days after Super Tuesday. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came out way ahead of their competition as the leading candidates for the Democratic and Republican Party nominations for November’s election of the … Continue reading

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The Holocaust, Nuclear Winter, and the Cuban Embargo

I am starting to write this blog on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Wednesday, January 27th. Today marks 71 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. The end of the week will also mean the beginning of a new semester and back … Continue reading

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Assessment: Fall 2014

In my July 8, 2014 blog, I promised to check in with four self-assessment reports throughout the year, at the following times: The commemorations of the American and French Revolutions (first two weeks of July) The Jewish religion’s holy day, … Continue reading

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Syria and the Meaning of “Self”

Before the Jewish New Year, I got the following message from a friend: On Rosh Hashanah, it is written… On Yom Kippur, it is sealed. May it be written and may it be sealed that you and all your loved ones have … Continue reading

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First Post

It’s with excitement and some trepidation that I write my very first blog post today. As a trained scientist, it really isn’t in my nature to write short blips about weighty subjects like climate change. But I’ve taken up this … Continue reading

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