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Lecture: Psychoanalysis in Israel: Trauma, Anti-Semitism, and Victimization

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Psychoanalysis in Israel: Trauma, Anti-Semitism, and Victimization” with Eran Rolnick, brings into focus several points of entry of psychoanalysis into Hebrew culture. In what way has the story of psychoanalysis coming to Israel echoed Jewish experience in the first half of the 20th century? To what extent has the Israeli experience during the second half of the 20th century influenced the way Israeli analysts listen to their patients today? Are there particular insights for contemporary psychotherapeutic discourse to be gained from the history of psychoanalysis in Israel?

Rolnick is a noted psychoanalyst, psychiatrist and historian based in Tel Aviv. He is on the faculty of the Max Eitingon Institute for Psychoanalysis and Tel-Aviv University Medical School program for postgraduate training in psychotherapy. Dr. Rolnick has written extensively on the history of psychoanalysis. His book: Freud in Zion: Psychoanalysis and the Making of Modern Jewish Identity won critical acclaim as one of the best books on the history of psychoanalysis. He recently co-edited Freud, Einstein and the Wars to Come (Carmel Jerusalem 2018). His forthcoming volume of Freud’s letters is due to appear in early 2019.


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