Freud’s Judaism


Eric Herschthal voices concerns regarding Freud’s Judaism — the fact that he “never renounced his Judaism. But he often distanced himself from Jewish beliefs” (“Freud, Schmeud,” Dec. 30).

I’m reminded of the joke about the Jewish atheist parents who wanted to get their kids the best possible education where they lived, so they sent them to a private Catholic school. After the first day, the dad asked, “So what did you learn today?”

“We learned that there are three gods, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost,” to which the dad angrily replied, “Kids, there is only one god, and we don’t believe in him!”

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