Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
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.
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.
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 extraordinary legacy and dual identity are explored by the eminent scholar Avivah Zornberg, whose Moses: A Lifefor the Yale University Press Jewish Lives series will be published later in 2016.