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Psychology vs. Religion

by Izzy Kalman (October 2003) I had a strong religious upbringing. My parents sent me to yeshiva (Orthodox Jewish school) from first grade through high school. Had you asked me at the age of 9 what I want to be when I grow up, I would have answered, “a rabbi.” As I grew up and […]

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The Thorny Nature of Humor

by Izzy Kalman (October 2003) Humor is a major subject in my seminar presentations. I explain that most of us go through life laughing and we don’t even recognize the nature of what we’re laughing at. The great majority of humor is the portrayal of people’s faults. It is not funny when people look smart […]

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The Victim Mentality in Action

by Izzy Kalman (October 2003) Some of the most hateful and nasty people you will encounter are crusaders against hatred and nastiness. I occasionally get angry letters from people who read my website and disagree with me. Though there are countless bully-bashing websites that support their point of view and should make them happy, they […]

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