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The Psychology of Tzimtzum: Self, Other, and God
The Psychology of Tzimtzum: Self, Other, and God
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Publisher: Maggid Press
Author: Mordechai Rotenberg
Format: Hardcover

Product Code: 16292

Western psychology often describes relationships Ė between parent and child, individual and society, manís physical and spiritual urges Ė as a complex set of conflicts, an ongoing struggle for dominance. In The Psychology of Tzimtzum, Professor Mordechai Rotenberg seeks to establish an alternative: a Jewish psychology, based on the kabbalistic concept of Tzimtzum (self-contraction). Godís primordial act of Creation, contracting Himself to make room for the world, becomes for Rotenberg a model for all human interaction. When the self contracts to make room for the other, the resulting relations are ones of dialogue rather than conflict, self-effacement rather than self-assertion, a desire to give rather than a desire to destroy.

The Psychology of Tzimtzum introduces the groundbreaking thought of Israel Prize laureate Professor Mordechai Rotenberg, the founding father of Jewish psychology.

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