About the Author


Dr. Simon Yisrael Feuerman

Simon Yisrael Feuerman, PsyD is a psychotherapist in private practice and is the co-director of the New Center for Psychotherapy Studies, a training center for therapists and psychoanalysts, both in Passaic, New Jersey.

He specializes in helping fathers and sons (and parents and children) get along.

He holds a doctorate in psychology from Cal Southern University at Irvine, California and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University. He has trained in modern psychoanalysis at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in New York and at the Academy for Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis in Livingston, New Jersey.


My First Tough Mudder Competition

The grueling physical challenge was everything my DNA says I should avoid.

The Often Invisible Non-Jews

Acknowledging the gentiles who keep our synagogues running.

Teenage Rebel

Why do so many teenagers rebel against their parents?

My Father and the Talmud

I idolized my dad and resented him. As I’ve untangled our relationship, I adopted his passion: Talmud study.

The Last Kaddish

Mourning for my mother saw me through anger, doubt, and numbness – and brought me closer to her.

A Motley Minyan

They’re frustrating and sometimes broken, but the men in my shul make services divine.

Mourning Glory

When a mother succumbs to cancer in old age and a father faces his own mortality, a son experiences the blessings of a good shiva.

Winning the World Series

Teaching our children the true meaning of “victory.”

The Dumb Father

Too many fathers think parenting is a woman's domain.

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