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Mar 16, 2016, 12:35 PM
Therapy in the Holy City: Termination
When Ronit returned from her two-week vacation (three actually, from the last appointment 'til this one, but who's counting), I said to her, "Have you ever heard the expression, 'I know it when I see it?'" I didn't give her...
Feb 11, 2016, 1:16 PM
Therapy in the Holy City: Give and Take
"Are you familiar with the TV series Shtisel?" I asked Ronit. Uncharacteristically, she nodded. She didn't ask me why I wanted to know, didn't hesitate before giving me my answer. She had also given me an immediate "no" a few...
Jan 21, 2016, 5:36 PM
Therapy in the Holy City: Fatalities
It was late Friday afternoon when I heard the news. Shots had been fired into a crowded pub in the heart of Tel Aviv, and the shooter was still at large. I immediately picked up the phone, contacting friends...
Dec 29, 2015, 2:12 PM
Therapy in the Holy City: Witness
Janet Malcolm famously opened her book The Journalist and the Murderer with the line: "Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally...
Dec 8, 2015, 11:53 AM
Therapy in the Holy City: Private Parts
I was getting to know my fellow Israelis via my weekly bus trips to Tel Aviv. Like the guy who sat down next to me one morning and whipped out his shaver. "What's going to happen to the hair?" the driver...
Nov 15, 2015, 4:08 PM
Therapy in the Holy City: Arrivals and Departures
"It's awkward," I said to Ronit. "Sitting out there, waiting for the exact moment when I should ring the bell. And anyway, how do I know that my watch is perfectly synchronized with yours? How do I know that I'm not ringing...
Oct 22, 2015, 8:35 PM
Therapy in the Holy City: Losses
"This was our fourth Sukkot," I said to Ronit when she returned from her vacation. Then I deconstructed. "The first one was okay; I could still take you or leave you, so it didn't matter whether you went to Rome...
Sep 24, 2015, 2:57 PM
Therapy in the Holy City: Days of Rage
"Psychoanalysis is about what two people can say to each other if they agree not to have sex" is the opening line in a book called Intimacies by Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips. It is a line that, for...
Sep 10, 2015, 2:35 PM
Therapy in the Holy City: End of an Era
One day a while back, I was telling Ronit about the time a boy gave me his I.D. bracelet. I was in the fifth grade, and by giving me the bracelet it was understood that I was now officially...
Aug 30, 2015, 9:40 AM
Therapy in the Holy City: Game of Hearts
On a recent Monday evening, my husband came home from work to find me stretched out on the couch, reading; prior to that, I had spent the whole day cleaning. The big clean, I mean. Vacuuming, mopping, dusting. Moving...
Eve Horowitz is a freelance editor and writer living in Jerusalem. Her novel Plain Jane was published by Random House, New York, in 1992.