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Recent Faculty Writing in Journal Publications

Aaron Levine, Samson and Halina Bitensky Professor of Economics, published ‘Aspects of the Lemons Problem as Treated in Jewish Law,’ in Journal of Law and Religion, vol.XX111, 2008, pp. 101-146; ‘Review Essay: Jewish Business Ethics and the Modern Marketplace,’ in Tradition, 41:1, 2008, pp.78-97; and ‘Reviving Yehoshua Ben Gamla’s Vision for Torah Education,’ Hakirah, The Flatbush Journal of Jewish Law and Thought, Spring, 2008, pp. 57-86.

Daniel Pollack, professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, published ‘Legal Implications of Staff Turnover in Social Work Organizations,’ in International Social Work 51 (5): 705-711; and ‘Parental Methamphetamine Abuse and Children,’ in Journal of Pediatric Health Care 22 (3): 152-158.

Peninnah Schram, professor of speech and drama at Stern College for Women, had one of her stories, "A Blessing in Disguise," included in a new anthology, Holiday Stories All Year Round: Audience Participation Stories and More, edited by Violet Teresa deBarba Miller (Libraries Unlimited, 2008). The story had been originally published in Schram's book, Tales of Elijah the Prophet. She also published ‘The King and the Old Woodchopper,’ in The Power of a Tale: The Jubilee Book of IFA, edited by Haya Bar-Itzhak and Idit Pintel-Ginsberg, 2008,196-204; ‘Better to Go to Israel: Identity and Heritage,’ in A Dream of Zion: American Jews Reflect on Why Israel Matters to Them, edited by Jeffrey K. Salkin, Woodstock, VT, Jewish Lights, 2007, 20-22; and ‘The Lullaby,’ in Jewish Stories from Heaven and Earth: Inspiring Tales to Nourish the Heart and Soul, edited by Dov Peretz Elkin, Jewish Lights, 2008.

Eliezer Schnall, visiting professor of psychology at Yeshiva College, published ‘To BATHE or not to BATHE: Patient satisfaction with visits to their family physician’ in Family Medicine, June 2008.

Harvey Babich, Alyssa G. Schuck, and Harriet L. Zuckerbraun, with Miriam B. Ausubel (Stern College for Women student), ‘Theaflavin-3,3’-digallate, a component of black tea: An inducer of oxidative stress and apoptosis,’ in Toxicology in Votro, 22 (2008) 598-609

Victor Schwartz, MD, university dean of students, published ‘Liability concerns shouldn’t guide decisions about troubled students,’ in Psychiatry News.

A number of faculty from Wurzweiler School of Social Work published papers in the Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 83 (2/3) in 2008, which was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the school. Saul Andron, associate professor and director of the Certificate in Jewish Communal Services program, wrote about “Public vs. private Jewish philanthropy: The role of the professional in an era of change”; Susan Bendor, associate professor, “Strong at the broken places: Diverse voices from the second generation”; Shantih Clemans, associate professor, “Trauma and group work: Thoughts on delicate practice”; Lynn Levy, instructor, “Including gay and lesbian couples in a premarital educational program in reform congregations”; Norman Linzer, the Samuel J. and Jean Sable Professor of Jewish Family Social Work, “’The lonely man of faith’: Implications for social work practice”; Frederick J. Streets, the Carl and Dorothy Bennet Professor of Pastoral Counseling, “Religion and social work: Dilemmas and challenges in practice” and “The value of a social work education for the religious professional” (co-written with P. Brumbacher, T.E. Taylor, & M. Bleich).

Rabbi Benjamin Blech, assistant professor of Talmud, had two articles included in “The Top Ten Articles of 2007” on the Website: “The Secret Revealed” and “A Flawed Mighty Heart.” The articles were selected by the site’s editors as the most popular articles of the year. Rabbi Blech published a total of eight articles on in 2007.