The Analyst And The Rabbi

A Play by Murray Stein and Henry Abramovitch

A meeting between C.G. Jung and Rabbi Leo Baeck took place in Zurich in October 1946 at the Savoy Hotel Baur en Ville. Very little is actually known about this meeting. There are no extant notes or reports from the principals indicating what was said or discussed. There was no secretary present taking down minutes of the conversation. What is known from the few documents attesting to this meeting is that it took place at Jung’s request and that Baeck did not wish to meet with Jung. This play, The Analyst and the Rabbi, is an imaginative construction of what might have happened in this historic meeting of two great men.


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