Martin Kaufman: Sigmund Freud’s Moses 1 - - Mondays

A Skirball Academy Class

Martin Kaufman

Sigmund Freud’s Moses

In his final work, Moses and Monotheism, Sigmund Freud proposes an alternate history of Moses: No, he wasn’t a Hebrew but an Egyptian nobleman who led his close followers into freedom. After rebelling and murdering him, they passed down their guilt at their dastardly deed, which their descendants, the Jews, coped with through neurotic expressions of religious sentiment.

Freud’s work began as a historical novel based on his lifelong interest in archaeology, particularly Egyptology, and morphed first into an analysis of new important archaeological discoveries. As we textually analyze Moses and Monotheism, we will trace that evolution into a psychoanalytic exposé of the biblical Moses employing many of Freud’s groundbreaking theories.

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
$180, $120 Temple Emanu-El members
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,
December 6 

 

 

OFFERED

VIRTUALLY

 

Skirball Academy General Information

The Harrison S. Kravis Course in Jewish Studies

Martin Kaufman: Sigmund Freud’s Moses 3 - - Mondays

Martin Kaufman is a Yeshiva University–educated global consultant within the financial and natural resource sectors. He has lectured extensively in adult education programs in the New York area and has taught at the Skirball Academy for many years.

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
$180, $120 Temple Emanu-El members
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,
December 6 

 

 

In his final work, Moses and Monotheism, Sigmund Freud proposes an alternate history of Moses: No, he wasn’t a Hebrew but an Egyptian nobleman who led his close followers into freedom. After rebelling and murdering him, they passed down their guilt at their dastardly deed, which their descendants, the Jews, coped with through neurotic expressions of religious sentiment.

Freud’s work began as a historical novel based on his lifelong interest in archaeology, particularly Egyptology, and morphed first into an analysis of new important archaeological discoveries. As we textually analyze Moses and Monotheism, we will trace that evolution into a psychoanalytic exposé of the biblical Moses employing many of Freud’s groundbreaking theories.

OFFERED

VIRTUALLY

 

Skirball Academy General Information

The Harrison S. Kravis Course in Jewish Studies

Martin Kaufman: Sigmund Freud’s Moses 3 - - Mondays

Martin Kaufman is a Yeshiva University–educated global consultant within the financial and natural resource sectors. He has lectured extensively in adult education programs in the New York area and has taught at the Skirball Academy for many years.

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