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Simon J. Bronner and Caspar Battegay

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781906764869

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906764869.001.0001

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The Hidden Legacies of Jewish Traditions and the Global Allure of Psychotherapy: A Case Study of the Israeli TV series Betipul

The Hidden Legacies of Jewish Traditions and the Global Allure of Psychotherapy: A Case Study of the Israeli TV series Betipul

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(p.131) Five The Hidden Legacies of Jewish Traditions and the Global Allure of Psychotherapy: A Case Study of the Israeli TV series Betipul
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Diana I. Popescu

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764869.003.0006

This chapter considers the Jewish origins of psychoanalysis, which points out Jewish as the preferred ethnicity of the psychoanalyst character for many filmmakers. It focuses on Israeli TV series Betipul as a prime example of an outstanding attempt to enter the reality of the psychotherapy practice. It also explores the symbolic significance of Betipul as an atypical mediation of a Jewish Israeli identity in crisis, including the function and responses to this mediation among Israeli audiences. The chapter describes the many remakes of Betipul in Europe and in the United States that reveal significant cultural differences in the approach to psychotherapy and variation on the representation of the therapist on global consensus. It explains what Betipul adds to the representation of the Jewish psychotherapist in popular culture and how the Jewish aspects of this representation function when they leave Jewish contexts.

Keywords:   Jewish origins, psychoanalysis, Betipul, psychotherapy practice, global consensus, Jewish contexts

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