Dr. Eran J. Rolnik is a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist and historian. He has over 20 years’ experience as therapist, supervisor and university teacher of psychoanalysis. He is also known in Israel for his dogged commitment to sensitizing the general public to the value of transposing psychoanalytic thinking onto daily social and political reality. His articles on these subjects appear in the Haaretz Daily Newspaper.


Dr. Rolnik is an adjunct associate professor in the Faculty of the Humanities and in the Post-Graduate Training Program in Psychotherapy of the Faculty of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University. He is a training-and supervising analyst of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) and on the faculty of Max Eitingon Institute for Psychoanalysis in Jerusalem. 



"It is a pity that one cannot make a living, for instance, on dream interpretation!"

Freud, 1897

Venganza y Autosacrificio como Arma Politica

Entre los politólogos hay una tendencia a clasificar el suicidio―asesinato junto con otras formas convencionales de terror que, en mi opinión, reducen el análisis a su valor estratégico o pragmático.

Before Babel: Freud and Translation

The paper offers some thoughts on reading and teaching Freud, on translating Freud, on translation in general, and on a possible kinship between translation and the psychoanalytic process. My reading

History and Psychoanalysis

At the turn of the 19 Century, when the Freudian paradigm took its first steps toward becoming a modern amalgam of science and hermeneutics, history was considered the most established