Freud

Freud, Schmeud

The iconic psychoanalyst is a hot cultural property, but his theories and views on Judaism are coming under attack.

12/27/2011
Staff Writer

If you were to take a cultural tour of New York today, you’d think Sigmund Freud were as relevant to society now as Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs. Everywhere you’d turn, from Broadway to the movies, you’d find the father of psychoanalysis holding a prominent place.

The new film “A Dangerous Method” focuses on Sigmund Freud, above.

China on the Couch: Jewish Thought in Asia

You don't often think about Jews in China.  Demographically, there are only about 1,500 Jews today in a country of more than one billion.  But intellectually their influence is growing.

Putting God On The Couch

07/20/2010

He called himself a “godless Jew” and spent much of his career trying to demonstrate that religion is an illusion, and religious belief a neurosis. Did Sigmund Freud ever question his own atheism?

Martin Rayner, left, as Sigmund Freud and Mark H. Dold as C.S. Lewis in Mark St. Germain’s “Freud’s Last Session.” Kevin Sprague
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