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  • The Lies of Perception

    By Beit T'shuvah

    June 14, 2013 | 11:42 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I have found myself getting less angry and more resolute in being addicted to redemption. When I would read op-eds like the one written last Saturday in the New York Times by Joe Nocera, I would go around ranting and raving about the injustice and insanity...

  • Christian publisher pulls Christian historian’s book presenting a “Christian” Jefferson

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 13, 2012 | 8:50 am

    While the Jewish press was intimately involved in the events that led up to Jonah Lehrer’s latest book being pulled by its publisher, the people of the book have largely ignored other news on the retraction beat that broke last week – namely, that David Barton, a self-trained...

  • New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer resigns following Tablet exposé

    July 30, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    Jonah Lehrer, a staff writer for The New Yorker, resigned hours after Tablet Magazine published an article revealing that he had fabricated Bob Dylan quotes in a recent book.

    “This was a lie spoken in a moment of panic,” Lehrer, 31, said in a statement July 30 announcing his...

  • Jonah Lehrer resigns from The New Yorker after admitting fabrications

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 30, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    New Yorker editor David Remnick was rather precise when he said, “This is a terrifically sad situation.”

    He was referring to the resignation of one of his newly minted staff writers, L.A. native Jonah Lehrer, a preternaturally gifted thinker and writer and best selling author, who...

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  • Jonah Lehrer resigns from New Yorker over fabricated Dylan quotes

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 30, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    I closely followed the revelations last month that Jonah Lehrer, the wonder boy pop-neuroscience writer who had just landed at the New Yorker, had a habit of being a bit repetitive. On several occasions, it was discovered that Lehrer had almost verbatim copied from himself.

    I...

  • Celebrity Schadenfreude: Hating on the stars

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 6, 2012 | 11:55 am

    On the flight back from a recent trip to Italy, I took a slight flight risk and decided to watch Madonna’s critically maligned movie “W.E.”  Since I had not heard a single positive thing about it (save for Andrea Riseborough’s performance as Wallis Simpson) I was not...

  • Lehrer: Religion helps with self-control

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 8, 2012 | 8:04 pm

    Jonah Lehrer, who is joining the New Yorker as a staff writer, recently had an interesting op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in which he discussed two recent studies showing how religious conviction makes it much easier for people to do difficult things that they likely would never do...

  • Do artists intuit scientific truths?

    By David Wolpe

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jonah Lehrer's book, "Proust Was a Neuroscientist," is based on a misunderstanding. Nonetheless, it is engaging, informed, wide ranging and altogether worth reading. At times it has the whip-smart feel of the best term paper you've ever read; if only one could adjust the thesis a...
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