The vast trove of Sigmund Freud’s letters sheds light not only on the subjects that occupied the father of psychoanalysis, but also on the role the very act of writing them played in his life
Eran Rolnik is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and historian. He is the author of "Freud in Zion: Psychoanalysis and the Making of Modern Jewish Identity" (Karnac Books, London, 2012 ).
What some contemporary heroes of culture and politics have in common is not contempt for the law, but contempt for guilt
In an effort to monopolize the psychoanalytic movement, Freud started a secret panel and gave each member a gift: An antique ring
It’s impossible to love life when sorrow is treated as garbage that needs to be disposed of by way of a ‘happiness pill’
'Indoors,' Eitan Green’s latest film, does not shrink away from setting the record straight: Every happy family is unhappy, in fact, in its own way
Einstein and Freud, two genius 'godless Jews,' had a profound exchange that marked a turning point in the history of human thought
The voice of the late entertainer Dudu Topaz has been conjured up from his therapist's answering machine to serve narcissistic needs.
Listening to the ravings of a madman, one asks whether his words have any connection to reality. Listening to Netanyahu, one is tempted to ask whether there is such a thing as reality.
Israeli democracy is being shattered by the belief that it is possible to repair Israel's social and economic ills without ending the country's rule over millions of Palestinians.
What Israeli democracy needs is not a new government, but educators like Herzl Schubert who was seen taking part in the weekly demonstration at Nabi Saleh last month.
The struggle against Jew hatred is too important for it to be hijacked by official Israel in an opportunist and subversive way, as part of an effort to fight BDS.
It is in the territories that the fate of our economy and health and education systems will be decided. Moreover, the future of culture and high-tech will also be determined by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
It's time to eliminate the tacit agreement that says political assets are under the control of the right, while the left controls assets of culture and the mind.
Only 'involuntary treatment' of Israeli rejectionism, executed with sincere concern for the country’s fate, will demonstrate to its citizens that there is no correct way to live an incorrect life.
A recent statement by cognitive scientists on recovered memory casts misleading doubts on the very underpinnings of Freudian psychology, while undermining the struggle against sexual violence perpetrated on children.
Some things to consider before we congratulate ourselves on the establishment's liberal response to the 'conversion therapy' being offered by some rabbis to ultra-Orthodox homosexuals.
Israel's emigrants can play an important historical role in saving the democratic state from the destructive forces that threaten it from within.