Pop Up Class with Dr. Avivah Zornberg at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center
Torah-teaching has had its fair share of rock stars over the millennia, from Maimonides to Rashi. But these days, the superstar of biblical commentary is Avivah Zornberg, beloved by religious and secular crowds alike who fill auditoriums worldwide to hear her speak.
The author of six books, with a Cambridge PhD and a grand rabbinical lineage, has agreed to continue our series of Pop-Up Classes. Take a deep dive into the man who was Moses, based on Dr. Zornberg’s latest book, the critically acclaimed Moses: A Human Life.
Monday, February 12: The Murmuring Deep
We’ll discuss the pivotal role Moses’s speech inhibition—of all things—plays in the Exodus narrative, asking the deeper question: What role does voice play in any communication?
Tuesday, February 13: Narratives of Redemption: Trauma and Healing
On Passover, we follow the commandment to tell the story of the Exodus. But doesn’t knowing come before telling?
Wednesday, February 14: Miriam and Moses: “Sing – now! – to God!”
The tale of Moses’ sister offers an intimate glimpse into the tension into the power-siblings. Rich Midrashic material will illuminate this mysterious relationship.
Thursday, February 15: Moses Veiled and Unveiled
The anticlimax to the narrative of revelation at Mt. Sinai is the catastrophe of the Golden Calf. What was Moses’ role?