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Past EventsSunday, March 7

Reflections on the Bibilical Unconscious

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

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.

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg was born in Glasgow, the descendant of a famous line of rabbis, who follows in their traditions of Torah scholarship. She has taught English Literature at the Hebrew University. The Murming Deep: Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious is her third boo



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