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Sanhedrin Recognizes Council to Teach Humanity ´Laws of Noah´

A group of non-Jewish delegates have come to Jerusalem to pledge their loyalty to the Laws of Noah. Contact Editor Ezra HaLevi, 10/01/06 13:08 | updated: 22:43 Share A group of non-Jewish delegates have come to Jerusalem to pledge their loyalty to the Laws of Noah.  They appeared before the nascent Sanhedrin, which established a High Council for B’nai Noach. The ten delegates appeared before a special session […]


Tefillin and the Egyptian Experience I

“Just as, according to what I have told you, the doctrines of the Sabians are remote from us today, the chronicles of those times are likewise hidden from us today. Hence if we knew them and were cognizant of the events that happened in those days, we would know in detail the reasons of many things mentioned in the Torah” Maimonides: Guide for the Perplexed, III, 26, II, […]


Bound in Venice. The First Talmud

1 PROGRAMS RESEARCH CPL EDITIONS ABOUT US PRESS Centro Primo Levi Online Monthly Bound in Venice. The First Talmud Bound in Venice: The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book, Europa Editions 2013 A history of the dawn of the book coming at a time when both books and reading are threatened. Alessandro Marzo Magno  The First Talmud Take a Fleming, a German, and a Tunisian, bring […]


The Internet and Linked Data

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web speaks at a Ted Conference: Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web (WWW). Berners-Lee enabled a system to be able to view web pages (hypertext documents) through the internet. He also serves as a director for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) which oversees standards for the Internet and World Wide Web. […]


Stimulant Treatment in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Moderates Adolescent Academic Outcome

J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2008 Oct; 18(5): 449–459. doi:  10.1089/cap.2008.021 PMCID: PMC2629512 NIHMSID: NIHMS87240 Robyn L. Powers, M.A.,1 David J. Marks, Ph.D.,2 Carlin J. Miller, Ph.D.,3 Jeffrey H. Newcorn, M.D.,2 and Jeffrey M. Halperin, Ph.D.1,,2,,4 Author information ► Copyright and License information ►   This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.   Go to: Abstract Treatment with psychostimulant medication has been shown to improve scholastic […]


Areas of the Brain Modulated by Single-Dose Methylphenidate Treatment in Youth with ADHD During Task-Based fMRI: A Systematic Review

Harv Rev Psychiatry. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2014 Jul 18.   Published in final edited form as: Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2013 May-Jun; 21(3): 151–162. doi:  10.1097/HRP.0b013e318293749e PMCID: PMC4103657 NIHMSID: NIHMS589347   Suzanne M. Czerniak, BA, Elif M. Sikoglu, PhD, Jean A. King, PhD, David N. Kennedy, PhD, Eric Mick, ScD, Jean Frazier, MD, and Constance M. Moore, PhD Author information ► Copyright and License information ►   […]


Effect of Psychostimulants on Brain Structure and Function in ADHD: A Qualitative Literature Review of MRI-Based Neuroimaging Studies

J Clin Psychiatry. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2014 Sep 1. Published in final edited form as: J Clin Psychiatry. 2013 Sep; 74(9): 902–917. doi:  10.4088/JCP.12r08287   Thomas J. Spencer, M.D.,1,2,3 Ariel Brown, Ph.D.,1,3 Larry J. Seidman, Ph.D.,1,2,3,4,5,6 Eve M. Valera, Ph.D.,1,2,3,5 Nikos Makris, M.D.,2,3,4,5 Alexandra Lomedico, B.A.,1 Stephen V. Faraone, Ph.D.,7 and Joseph Biederman, M.D.1,2,3 Author information ► Copyright and License information ►   The publisher’s final […]


The Torah and the World: Twelve Questions

THE TORAH AND THE WORLD TWELVE QUESTIONS Lets explore some primary questions and issues concerning Judaism and the relationship of Torah learning and practice to the modern world. 1. What is Jewish Identity? 2. What makes Torah Law unique among Systems of Law? 3. What are those factors which bind Torah and the Jewish People to the Universal Understandings of all men? 4. What are the logical grounds […]


Introduction to this Website

The tantalizing Biblical account of the Tree of Knowledge may very well be about Man’s ability to discern the difference between Good and Evil. What if the Biblical command is a denial of Man’s ability and privilege to set standards of behaviour? The philosophers of the Eighteenth Century Enlightenment posited that Man has the ability to set his own standards. Men can rely on their moral sense. However, […]