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Avivah Zornberg Lecture at Ulster University (Audio)

20 Nov 2017

Reading Moses in the Context of Conflict

On September 5th, 2017 internationally renowned Jewish scholar Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg invited us to consider the life of a human being born into genocide, nurtured in fear and trauma and wrestling with a complex and insecure identity. Yet also called to lead an emerging community into a new future.

Drawing on the biblical accounts of Moses, alongside postmodern literary criticism, art history, psychotherapy, trauma and conflict studies as well as classical Jewish rabbinic midrash, she presented Moses as a survivor and the living metaphor of his people. Zornberg is among the leading biblical commentators at work today, combining an immense scholarship with a distinctively poetic voice.

We are pleased to make the lecture freely available here for those who couldn’t make it.