Stephen Frosh is Pro-Vice-Master of Birkbeck and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. His work focuses on the psychological, social and cultural applications of psychoanalytic theory. His book Hauntings explores patterns of intergenerational transmission, with an emphasis on the Jewish experience
Bewilderments: Reflections on the Book of Numbersdescribes 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. Drawing on a variety of sources, including the mystical and Hasidic, author Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg discusses their predicament with Professor Stephen Frosh.