Saturday night starts a great holiday for me- Purim. (Purim means “Lots”- as in the lottery. But, it was only after a few twists and turns that we managed to eke out a win with this lottery.) My family tradition adds on a second day- Shushan Purim, the name for the second day; most Ashkenazi Jews rarely celebrate it- for them, it’s a one day holiday.
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Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA, is a polymath whose interests span chemical engineering, medicine, biotechnology, business, management, among other areas. Among his inventions/developments: hemodialyzer, dialysate, neurosurgical drill, respiratory inspirometer, colon electrolyte lavage, urinary catheters, cardiac catheters, water reuse systems, drinking water systems, ammonia degrading microbes, toxic chemical reduction via microbes, on-site waste water treatment systems, electronic health care information systems, bookkeeping and accounting programs, among many others.
Yes, the title is a charged statement. On purpose.
Let me start out by saying we all have biases. It’s what we do with them- or about them- that makes all the difference in the world.
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I grew up hearing my grandfather call today “Decoration Day”. And, it was today. The 30th of May. Not the “If it’s Monday, we need a holiday” version we seem to employ nowadays.
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Do you remember the commercials that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) used to run on television? Well, the behavior they deplored has been going on around the world for millennia.
ADL Commercials of old
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