Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg


Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg grew up in a world of rabbinic tradition and scholarship and obtained a Ph.D. in English Literature from Cambridge University. She has conducted classes in Torah for thousands of students in Israel, the US, Canada and the UK. She is the author of The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on Exodus and The Beginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis.

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Avivah Zornberg, discusses the life of one of Judaism's most important historical figures. WATCH THIS EVENT NOW. 

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The life of Moses is full of ambiguity. He is one of the most significant figures in Jewish history, making a uniquely potent contribution to both the Jewish religion and the Jewish nation, yet he grew up as an Egyptian. His early life and dual identity are explored by the eminent scholar Avivah Zornberg.

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg discusses the profound scepticism surrounding the events in the Book of Numbers with Stephen Frosh

Monday, 22 February 2016

Bewilderments: Reflections on the Book of Numbers describes the profound existential scepticism of the Children of Israel’s forty-year wandering through the wilderness, a generation who are the receivers of the Torah, are fed on miracles and nurtured directly by God.


Sunday, 7 March 2010

The great Torah scholar and philosopher underpins literary analysis with classical Freudian concepts to offer us an increased understanding of the motivations of the men and women whose stories form the basis of the Bible. Looking at their interactions with the world, with God, and with hidden parts of themselves. Zornberg offered a fascinating insight into the interaction between the conscious and unconscious and enhances our appreciation of the Bible as the foundational text in our quest to define what it means to be human.

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