The odyssey that is Moshe Feldenkrais’s life began in Eastern Europe, in what is now Ukraine. He came of age amid many of the central crises of the 20th century, experiencing firsthand the turmoil of the World War I as a child. He emigrated alone, at 14, and became part of the establishment of a Jewish Palestine. Later, Moshe would work with the Curies in groundbreaking nuclear research and find a mentor in Jigoro Kano, the creator of Judo, who deputized him to introduce this martial art to France.
Moshe’s intellect was formidable, and his explorations led him to become a pivotal figure in the science of somatics. A synthesis of Feldenkrais’s life and his work, this biography will be compelling reading for those who would like to learn about his thought processes and about the Feldenkrais Method, and indispensable for anyone deeply engaged with this work.