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 grew up in Glasgow, where her father was Head of the Rabbinical Court. She has a PhD in English Literature from Cambridge University. After teaching English literature at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, she turned to teaching Torah. Dr Zornberg also holds a visiting lectureship at the London School of Jewish Studies and travels widely, lecturing in Jewish, academic and psychoanalytic arenas. Her previous books include The Murmuring Deep.