Publications

Books

Soul Searching – Studies in Judaism and Psychotherapy (ed.), (SCM Press, London,1988) 

A Sense Of Belonging – Dilemmas of British Jewish Identity,(with Paul Morrison), (Weidenfeld & Nicolson/Channel 4, 1991)

The Alphabet of Paradise: An A-Z of Spirituality for Everyday Life, (Darton, Longman & Todd, London, 2002), (SkyLight Paths Publishing, Vermont, USA, 2003)  COPIES AVAILABLE FROM AUTHOR at £10 – contact author for further details

Welcome to the Cavalcade: A Festschrift in Honour of Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet, ed. Cooper, Eimer & Sarah, (Kulmus Publishing through lulu.com, 2013)

 

Selected Published Articles/Essays  

‘Korach and Moses: A Personal Encounter’, Shefa Quarterly: A Journal of Jewish Thought and Study, (Jerusalem, Israel), Vol II, No. 3, 1980

‘Aspects of the Biblical Character of Elijah’, Guild of Pastoral Psychology Lecture, no. 221, 1985.

‘Be Perfect: An Impossible Mandate”, The Association for Pastoral Care and Counselling Journal, No.15, Spring 1987

‘Persecution and Silence’, Harvest (Journal of Jungian Studies), Vol. 33, 1987-8. Also published in Dutch in Praktische Theologie (1986) and in German in Wege zum Menschen, 1987.

‘Dealing with Conflict: Jew and Christian’, The Month: Review of Christian Thought and World Affairs, (London),  December 1987

‘In the Beginning: Chaos, Creation and Therapy’, European Judaism, 1989:2

‘Whatever happened in the garden?’, Guild of Pastoral Psychology Lecture, no. 235, 1990

‘Problems of Jewish Family Life’, The Month, September/October 1990

‘The Therapist and the Suffering Servant’, New Blackfriars, Oxford, October 1990. Reprinted in Cross Currents: The Journal for the Association for Religious and Intellectual Life, New Rochelle, New York,  Winter 1992/3

‘Dreaming Up the Goddess’, in The Absent Mother: Restoring the Goddess to Judaism and Christianity. , ed. Alix Pirani, (Mandala, London, 1991).

‘Guilt and God’, Journal of Psychology and Judaism (Human Sciences Press, New York) Vol. 5, no.2, 1991

‘Jewish Belief and the Health of the Jewish Soul’, Manna Theology Supplement, No. 32, Summer 1991

‘Sin in Biblical and Rabbinic Thought’, The Month, September/October 1993

‘A Therapist’s Response to “A Limited God” ‘, European Judaism, Spring 1993. Also published in Hungarian in Szombat (April 1994)

‘The Jewish Family’, Manna Theology Supplement, No. 43, Spring 1994

‘Sexuality, Spirituality and Storytelling in the Garden of Eden’, in Jewish Explorations of Sexuality, ed. Jonathan Magonet, (Berghahn Books, Oxford, 1995)

‘The Second Generation “Syndrome”’, The Journal of Holocaust Education, Vol.4, No.2, Winter 1995

‘Judaism and Mental Health’, chapter in Psychiatry and Religion: Context, Consensus and Controversies, ed. D. Bhugra (Routledge, London, 1996)

‘The Last Temptation of Noah’, in Renewing the Vision: Rabbis Speak Out on Modern Jewish Issues, ed. Jonathan Romain, (SCM Press, London, 1996)

‘A Psychosocial Exploration f the Jewish Community’s Sensitivity to Criticism’, European Judaism, Vol. 29, No.1, Spring 1996

‘Living with the Questions: Psychotherapy and the Myth of Self- Fulfilment’, in Two Cheers for Secularism, ed Sidney Brichto and Richard Harries, (Pilkington Press, 1998)

‘“Too Tall By Half” – King Saul and Tragedy in the Hebrew Bible’, The Journal of Progressive Judaism,Sheffield, No.9 November 1997

‘Football: the New Religion’, in The Fourth Times Book of Best Sermons, ed. Ruth Gledhill, (Cassell, 1998)

‘‘Glen Hoddle: Crackpot or Scapegoat?’, Counselling News, March 1999

‘The Therapist and the Suffering Servant’, European Judaism, Vol.32, 1999/1

‘Remembering the Spiritual’ in  The Fifth Times Book of Best Sermons, ed. Ruth Gledhill, (Cassell, 1999)

“Hear O Israel” : the ‘Impossible Profession’ of Jewish Faith, The Jerusalem Review, (Israel, 1999/2000) and European Judaism, Vol. 36, 2003/1

‘Do All Rabbis Need Psychotherapy?’, Manna, No.74, Winter 2002

‘It is Torah and I have to learn’: Talking Turkey about the Body, British Journal for Psychotherapy, vol.18 no. 3 (Spring 2002)

‘What Madonna Needs to Know about Kabbalah’, Manna, No. 79, Spring 2003

‘The Challenge of  Living with Multiple Identities: Does Monotheism Breed Monomania?’, European Judaism,  Vol.38, No.1, Spring 2005

‘Forty Years of Judaism and Psychotherapy: An Overview’, European Judaism,  Vol.39, No. 2, Autumn 2006

‘Response to Arthur Green’s paper, ‘God!’, (International Rabbinic Conference, London, 3-6 July 2006),  European Judaism,  Vol.39, No. 2, Autumn 2006

‘Soul Searching’ , Manna, No. 98, Winter 2008

‘Living in Error’, essay in A Time to Speak Out: Independent Jewish Voices On Israel, Zionism and Jewish Identity, ed. A.Karpf, B.Klug, J.Rose, B.Rosenbaum ,  (Verso, London, 2008)

‘Some Thoughts on Scapegoating and its Origins in Leviticus 16’, European Judaism,  Vol.41, No. 2, Autumn 2008

‘Picking the Sacred out of the Commonplace’ (Manna Theology Supplement), No. 102, Winter 2009

‘Lo Bashamayim Hi…Journeying Towards Post-Theistic Rabbinic Practice’,  CCAR Journal, LVIII/1, Winter 2011

‘What is our Security’, Jewish Quarterly, No.218, Summer 2011

“It Has Not Ceased…”: A Midrashic Reflection on the Shofar in the Light of Martin Buber’s Reading of v’lo yasaf in Deuteronomy 5:19, in A Passion For Judaism, A Festschrift, Essays in Honour of Tony Bayfield, (Movement for Reform Judaism, London, 2011)

“Jewish Spirituality in Everyday Life”, in Hermann Schoenauer (ed.,),  Dynamisch Leben Gestalten: Spiritualität und innovative Unternehmensführung, (Verlag W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart,Germany, 2011)

‘Tales of Freedom and Imagination’, Jewish Quarterly, No.221, Spring 2012

‘Shadow and Darkness in Judaism’, Guild of Pastoral Psychology Paper, No. 310, 2012

‘The Making and Unmaking of a Zionist’, review essay, Jewish Quarterly, No.223, Autumn 2012

‘Reflections on Jewish approaches to Death, Grief and Mourning’ in Inside Grief, ed. Stephen Oliver (SPCK, 2013)

‘Psychoanalysis and Religion: ‘The pattern will emerge’’ in New Associations, (publ. British Psychoanalytic Council) Issue 11 Spring 2013

‘The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilisation, Volume 10: 1973-2005’, review essay, Jewish Quarterly, Volume 60,no.1, Spring 2013

‘Ancient Israel, The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings A Translation with Commentary’ by Robert Alter, review essay, Jewish Quarterly, Volume 60,no.2, Summer 2013

“‘Turn to me…For I am alone…’ (Psalm 25:16): Some Reflections on Closeness and Distance in Psalms 16-30”, in ‘Welcome to the Cavalcade: A Festschrift in Honour of Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet’ ed. Cooper, Eimer & Sarah, (Kulmus Publishing through lulu.com, 2013)

‘The Story of the Jews’ in The Friends Quarterly, Vol 42, no 1, February 2014

‘Fifty Years On: The Limitations of Andre Schwarz-Bart’s The Last of the Just’, European Judaism, Vol.47, No. 1, Spring 2014

‘Becoming a Biographer’ – interview with Adam Phillips, Jewish Quarterly, Volume 61, no.3-4, Autumn/Winter 2014

‘The Power of Witnessing: Reflections, Reverberations, and Traces of the Holocaust’, Psychodynamic Practice, February 2015  

‘Freud and Kafka Revisited’, Tikkun, Spring 2015

‘Chance, Fate, Luck: How the History of the World Turned on the Randomness of a Sunny Morning One Hundred Years Ago’, European Judaism, Vol.48, No. 1, Spring 2015

‘Rescuing God From the Hijackers’ in Terror, Trauma and Tragedy: Rabbinic Responses, ed. J.Romain & D.Mitchell (Movement for Reform Judaism, London, 2016)

Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden online journal JEU, Rabbi-in-Residence, September-October 2016, weekly columns https://en-gb.facebook.com/paideiaFB/

‘Farewell: Lionel Blue’, Jewish Quarterly, Vol.64,no.1, Spring 2017

‘Gabriel Josipovici 75th’, PN Review, 44:2 (238), November-December 2017

‘Lionel Blue’s Food for the Soul’, European Judaism, Vol. 51, No.1, Spring 2018

‘Reflections on Forgiveness: Some Jewish Perspectives’ in Forgiveness in Practice, ed. Stephen Hance, (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, 2018)

‘The Eye Begins To See: personal reflections on a fragmented father-son relationship, and other related matters’, in Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Shadow of the Parent, ed. Jonathan Burke, (Routledge, 2018)