This season, Hanukkah begins the night before Thanksgiving, creating an unusual intersection of the two holidays. The timing is culturally significant for Jewish Americans, and coverage requires historical and religious insight.
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In Treatment: The first day of class in "The Birth of Psychotherapy," taught by historian Dr. Robert Abzug, begins more like a group therapy session than a graduate seminar course. Seven graduate students from a variety of disciplines sit around a u-shaped arrangement of tables. After a round of introductions, Abzug, the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History and director of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, grabs a marker and invites the class to participate in a brainstorm about the cultural meanings of psychotherapy.