Monday, September 24, 2018

Author: Sala Levin

The Anxiety Question

21:28 29 November in Latest
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Moment's 2012 Elephant in the Room Contest, in partnership with the Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety, asksĀ readers to respond to the question: How has anxiety affected you, your family or the Jewish people in general? We spoke with Alies Muskin, executive director of the...

Athletic Anxiety

16:26 28 November in Latest
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Two athletes have received attention lately for their struggles with anxiety disorders: NBA rookie Royce White of the Houston Rockets, and baseball free agent Zack Greinke. White's generalized anxiety disorder manifests in his fear of flying, a hindrance in a profession that requires extensive travel....

Elephant in the Room Contest

20:35 21 November in Latest
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How has anxiety affected you, your family or the Jewish people in general? That's the question we're asking you to answer in our 2012 Elephant in the Room Contest. Answers should be between 200 and 500 words, and can tackle the question from a personal,...

Yemenite Blues from Israel

15:53 21 November in Latest
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by Daniela Enriquez If there is a perfect word to describe Ravid Kahalani and Yemen Blues, his new musical project, it would be eclecticism. Born in Israel to Yemenite Jews, Kahalani has been exposed to all kinds of musical genres since his childhood: Yemenite religious hymns,...

Humor and Politics: A Crash Course

18:24 20 November in Latest
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Sweater vest as contraception: the solution to the birth-control debate? At Moment's symposium on the intersection of humor and politics Sunday night, comedian and honoree Paula Poundstone told the standing-room-only crowd her feelings on former presidential candidate Rick Santorum's political agenda: "Someone like Santorum who...

A Spiritual Approach to Anxiety

20:07 19 November in Latest
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Religious belief--does it make a person more or less anxious? Is God a friend or foe? Can spirituality be part of the cure for anxiety? The Center for Anxiety in New York specializes in these kinds of questions, incorporating assessments of a person's spiritual beliefs...

The Elephant in the Room

20:08 16 November in Latest
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Moment's annual Elephant in the Room Contest--designed to foster conversation about important but little-discussed topics--is taking on an issue many of us deal with but one still shrouded in secrecy and embarrassment: anxiety. We're asking readers to tell us how anxiety has affected them, their...

Anxiety and the Jews

16:09 15 November in Latest
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Anxiety and Judaism: the two seem to go hand-in-hand. From Moses to Franz Kafka to Woody Allen, the tradition is filled with worriers and hand-wringers. This year's Elephant in the Room Contest--Moment's annual initiative to foster conversation about important but seldom-discussed topics--asks readers to tell...