Freud on Zion: Psychoanalysis and the Making of Modern Jewish Identity

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Freud in Zion tells the story of psychoanalysis coming to Jewish Palestine/Israel. Based on hundreds of hitherto unpublished documents, including many letters by Freud, this book integrates intellectual and social history to offer a moving and persuasive account of how psychoanalysis permeated popular and intellectual discourse in the emerging Jewish state.

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Overview

Freud in Zion tells the story of psychoanalysis coming to Jewish Palestine/Israel. Based on hundreds of hitherto unpublished documents, including many letters by Freud, this book integrates intellectual and social history to offer a moving and persuasive account of how psychoanalysis permeated popular and intellectual discourse in the emerging Jewish state.

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"What Rolnik tries to do is rich and valid. If only we had more such scholarly attempts to study the evolution of psychoanalytic thinking in various societies....That Eran Rolnik wrote this one book is enough to be proud about. If we are fortunate, he will write more. Buy it. Read it."

“Eran Rolnik’s work is a story of psychoanalysis and a story of Israel. Unsparing in intellectual honesty Freud in Zion exemplifies the project undertaken as the name ‘psychoanalysis’. Great works of history are always moving. Recollections of things past is inevitably a matter of intense passion redolent with spiritual potential. We return to Freud many times, but Rolnik has us return to psychoanalysis as it moved East, a deeply compelling reading of the migration of ideas.”

“A rare combination of historiographic discipline and deep grasp of psychoanalytic thinking. This work is a significant contribution to analysts’ increasing their knowledge of how their specific institutions developed and how science in general unfolds.”

“One of the best books on the history of psychoanalysis that has been written in the last twenty years. Everybody interested in the history of psychoanalysis and in the cultural and social role that our discipline can play in the world should read and make use of this book.”

“ ‘Know thyself’ is a Greek injunction. The Jews countered it with a different one that could be phrased ‘Learn thy God’. When manifestly secular Jews such as Freud and his colleagues adopted the Greek ideal and meticulously developed around it an original theory and practice, the question of their Jewish identities did not remain external to their activity. Dr Eran Rolnik has written a wonderfully valuable book about the way these two ideals play off against one another. The reader of his original and inspired study will come to understand why psychoanalysis still plays an important role in current Israeli experience.’”

"An exemplary work of scholarship. I have rarely come a cross a book that deserve the unqualified praise that Freud in Zion deserves."

"This great work is a must read for anyone who enjoys the history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis in particular. This fantastic study looks deeply into the shared history of psychoanalysis and conflicts of Jewish identity and helps readers to understand more of its continued impact."

"Rolnik is a breath of fresh air in psychoanalytic historiography: he steers a middle course between the official story and revisionism to give us a story that is alive and pulsing with passion and that holds the reader’s interest from beginning to end."

"An intriguing story of ideological and sociological development, interspersed with historical details anchored in papers and documents that sound familiar, but are really new and uncharted."

"A remarkably thorough historical research into the early formative years of the establishment of the new psychoanalytic society in Jerusalem…presented as embedded in the wider historical social and cultural context of Europe, Zionism, Israel and Jewish migration from central Europe, as well as in the development and spreading of psychoanalysis.""Rolnik’s study is a brilliant example of (a) new line of thought precisely because in the story which he tells, it is impossible to differentiate between which aspects are from the history of Zionism, and which are from the history of Freud – in other words, where psychoanalysis starts and where the ‘new Hebrew culture’ ends, and vice versa. An innovative and thoughtful book.”

"What Rolnik tries to do is rich and valid. If only we had more such scholarly attempts to study the evolution of psychoanalytic thinking in various societies. Buy it. Read it."

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Meet the Author

Eran J. Rolnik is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and historian. He teaches at Tel-Aviv University and at the Max Eitingon Institute for Psychoanalysis in Jerusalem. He works in Tel Aviv in private practice.
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Table of Contents

About The Authour vii

Series Editor's Foreword ix

Preface xvii

Introduction A costly dream xxiii

Chapter 1 The Freudians and the "new man" of the Zionist revolution 1

Chapter 2 Psychoanalytic pioneers and their discontents 39

Chapter 3 We've lost Berlin 71

Chapte 4 Migration and interpretation 105

Chapter 5 Homegrown psychoanalysis 147

Chapter 6 A psychoanalytic midrash 177

EpilogueDynamite in the house 207

Refrences 215

Index 243

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