Meet Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

University of Miami. November 4th, 2009. 11:15 a.m.

The University of Miami presents guest speaker, author and Torah scholar Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, who will be presenting her latest book, The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious.

This book explores biblical commentators’ understanding of the interplay between conscious and unconscious levels of experience. Other acclaimed books include Genesis: the Beginning of Desire which was awarded the National Jewish Book Award for non-fiction in 1995 and The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on Exodus (2001).

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg was born in London and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, where her father was a Rabbi and the head of the Rabbinical Court. She studied with him from childhood; he was her most important teacher of Torah. She holds a BA and PhD in English Literature from Cambridge University. After teaching English literature at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, she turned to teaching Torah. For the past twenty-five years, she has taught Torah in Jerusalem at Matan, Pardes and the Jerusalem College for Adults. Dr. Zornberg also holds a Visiting Lectureship at the London School of Jewish Studies. She travels widely, lecturing in Jewish, academic and psychoanalytic settings.

University of Miami
Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies
5202 University Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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