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(1990). Meeting of the New York Psychoanalytic Society. Psychoanal Q., 59:174.

(1990). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 59:174

Meeting of the New York Psychoanalytic Society

DISCUSSION: Dr. Mortimor Ostrow stated that Dr. Niederland had clearly established his thesis. The Philippson Bible, however, may have served an even more important function in Freud's life, according to Dr. Ostrow: it had mediated his relation with his father. Jacob Freud's inscription in the Bible, written on the occasion of his son's thirty-fifth birthday, indicates that Sigmund had actively abandoned the traditional Jewish concerns taught by his father. Jacob compared the rejected Bible to the tablets that Moses shattered. It can be argued that Sigmund Freud's subsequent concern with Moses and with Jewish history was motivated by a deferred obedience to his father's plea, expressed in that inscription, that he return to his childhood interest in the Bible.

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