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Lena Dunham, Sarah Silverman, and Other Jewish Celebrities Dish About Their Shrinks

By On October 4, 2017

Jews make great therapy patients. Just ask Sarah Silverman, Gary Shteyngart, or Lena Dunham: long-time devotees of the therapy couch. Shrink, a new short-form video series created by Spielbergs, a collaboration of… Read More

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Watch Robert Duvall As an Anti-Semitic Sociopath

By On April 13, 2017

In 1960, two years before he played the reclusive hero Boo Radley in the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, Robert Duvall played an anti-Semitic sociopath in a quickly forgotten film called Destiny’s… Read More

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The Odd Couple Israeli Scientists Who Changed Psychology Forever

By On February 14, 2017

Amos and Danny were an unlikely duo. Amos Tversky was an eternal optimist, an Israeli military hero, and a neat freak. Even as a young man, Danny Kahneman was a pessimist and a worrier. Forced… Read More

Was Famous Psychoanalyst Carl Jung an Anti-Semite?
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Was Famous Psychoanalyst Carl Jung an Anti-Semite?

By On August 15, 2016

Let’s get one thing straight: The seminal Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung was not an anti-Semite–no, sorry, Carl Jung was definitely an anti-Semite. Or—wait. Which is it? Let’s look at the facts. One… Read More

The Strange, Heroic Life of Jewish Meatpacking Heiress Muriel Gardiner
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The Strange, Heroic Life of Jewish Meatpacking Heiress Muriel Gardiner

By On January 18, 2016

In the 1920s, if you had lots of money and time, you might have done what Chicago meatpacking heiress Muriel Gardiner did and become a professional rescuer: first run off to Vienna… Read More

Meet Tom Freud, Sigmund’s Famous Niece
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Meet Tom Freud, Sigmund’s Famous Niece

By On June 18, 2014

You’ve probably heard of Lucian Freud, Sigmund Freud’s grandson, and a master of 20th-century painting, but he wasn’t the first member of the famous clan with visual acumen. The famous psychoanalyst‘s niece, Martha, who went… Read More

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Freud’s Jewish Mistress

By On August 21, 2013

Vienna, 1895. Minna Bernays, a laughably incompetent lady’s companion, moves in with her sister Martha and Martha’s husband, Sigmund Freud. Freud, a 39-year-old struggling professor of the fledgling field of psychotherapy, is charmed by the… Read More

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Freud and Friends

By On September 28, 2010

The charming, clever new novel A Curable Romantic starts with a great setup. As the book opens, a poor, affable young man named Jakob Sammelsohn bumps into Sigmund Freud at an opera house and makes an… Read More