Dr. Mortimer Ostow, who tied anti-Semitism to early childhood experiences such as toilet training, died Sept. 23 at age 88. In the 1980s, Ostow led a group of psychologists in a study that examined the causes of anti-Semitism. Reviewing the case histories of patients, the group found that negative feelings toward Jews could be traced to early childhood, The New York Times reported.
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