On Freud’s “Moses and Monotheism” Edited By Lawrence J. Brown
Date: Saturday 29 April 2023
Time: 3PM - 5PM (UK Time)
Location: Online via Zoom

On Freud’s "Moses and Monotheism" discusses key themes in Sigmund Freud’s final book, Moses and Monotheism, written between 1934 and 1939. The contributors reflect on the historical context of the time during which the book was written, including Freud’s mindset and his struggle to leave Austria to escape the Nazi regime, and investigate its contemporary implications and relevance.

Drawing parallels with contemporary society, the chapters cover topics like historical truth, the effects of Nazism on Freud’s writing, Freud’s "relationship" with Moses, the transmission of trauma across generations, the origins and psychodynamics of anti-Semitism, Freud and Moses as leaders, and the notion of Tradition. This book also reflects on the stories of Moses and of Freud – the search of a people for a "Promised Land," the deep scars of slavery, and the struggle of a man to establish an ideology and ensure its continuity.

On Freud’s "Moses and Monotheism" will be of great interest to all psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists. It will also be of interest to scholars investigating the nature of truth, and social scientists interested in the broader applications of Freud’s discussions of the nature of civilization.

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Following a series of lively discussions between the editors and the contributors, the floor will be opened to questions and further discussion. There will be one lucky winner drawn randomly from the attendees that will receive a free copy of the book. 


Lawrence J. Brown

Lawrence (Larry) Brown is a graduate and faculty member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute in child and adult psychoanalysis and a supervising child analyst.  He has published extensively and lectured internationally on such topics as trauma, the Oedipal situation, intersubjectivity, the work of Bion, Klein and autistic phenomena. He has published Intersubjective Processes and the Unconscious: An Integration of Freudian, Kleinian and Bionian Perspectives (2011), Transformational Processes in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Dreaming, Emotions and the Present Moment (2019) and co-edited two other books.


Claudio Eizerik

Cláudio Laks Eizirik is a Training and Supervising Analyst, Porto Alegre Psychoanalytic Society, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Federal University Rio Grande do Sul, former President of IPA, Sigourney Award 2011, with publications about psychoanalytic practice, training and institutions, and its relation with culture.

Eran Rolnik

Dr. Eran J. Rolnik is a training and supervising analyst at the Israel Psychoanalytic Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association, psychiatrist and historian. He is on the Faculty of the Max Eitingon Institute for Psychoanalysis and Tel-Aviv University School for advanced Studies of Psychotherapy at the Medical Faculty of Tel-Aviv University. He published over 70 journal papers, 3 monographs and has edited and translated 7 books. 


Sara Boffito

Sara Boffito is a psychoanalyst, member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI) and of the IPA, working in Milan, Italy. Expert in the psychoanalysis of children and adolescents. She is Associate Editor of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, member of the editorial board of Rivista di Psicoanalisi (Journal of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society) and of the COWAP IPA Book Series (Routledge) editorial board.  She has also translated foundational English-language psychoanalytic authors such as Melanie Klein, Thomas Ogden, Nina Coltart and Dana Birksted-Breen into Italian.

Merav Roth

Merav Roth (PhD) is a clinical psychologist and a training psychoanalyst, a teacher and a supervisor at the Israeli Psychoanalytic Society. She is the head of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, Sackler Cchool of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University; and a researcher of the interdisciplinary link between psychoanalysis and culture (mainly literature). Roth is the former chair of the interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis, and the former founder and chair of the post graduate Klein Sudies, both at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University.  Roth has published papers and chapters on psychoanalysis and on the interdisciplinary link of psychoanalysis and literature, both in Hebrew and English. 

Sara Collins

Sara Collins is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the British Psychoanalytic Association, its past Director of Training, and a Guest Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society.  She has presented and published articles and book chapters on Memory and Reconstruction and its links to Truth and Authenticity.  Recently, she has given papers and published articles on Enactment as a Pathway for the Unrepresented.  Sara Collins  is the Book Review Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and a board member of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly as well as of the IJP. 


Silvia Flechner

Full Member of the IPA, past president and Scientific Director of the Uruguayan Psychoanalytical Society, Past Co-chair for Latin America of International New Groups ING of the IPA, Chair of Publications Committee of the IPA. 

Rafael Mondrzak  
Doctor, psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Currently working as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Clinical Psychiatrist in private practice in Porto Alegre, Brazil.  Candidate from the Institute of the Psychoanalytic Society of Porto Alegre (SPPA). Member of the Publications Committee.