12 2015

A Feast of Jewish Learning

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Young Israel of Brookline 62 Green Street
Brookline, 02446

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CJP warmly invites you to two fascinating lectures by Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 │7:00 p.m.
Young Israel of Brookline
62 Green Street, Brookline

The Pit and the Rope: Recovering Joseph

We will explore the complex history of Joseph, who was left for dead in a pit, sold as a slave, and finally known as viceroy of Egypt. Consulting midrashic sources and other traditional and modern commentaries, we will attempt to trace the trajectory of his inner life. Psychoanalytic and literary material will aid us in our quest to answer: What happened to the light in Joseph's face?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015│11:00 a.m.
Shirat Hayam
55 Atlantic Ave, Swampscott

The Murmuring Deep

We will discuss Moses' speech inhibition as a pivotal issue in the Exodus narrative. What is the nature of this 'impediment'? We will look at midrashic and hassidic sources, as well as philosophical and psychoanalytic thinking on the role of voice in communication.

COST: $15 for one lecture; $25 for both lectures

Light refreshments will be served. Dietary laws will be observed. 

Event fees reflect the cost of goods and services provided and are not tax deductible. 

For more information or special accommodations, visit or contact Marie at or call 617-457-8588.

Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, one of today’s most original and compelling interpreters of Biblical and rabbinic traditions, draws on modern insights from literature, psychology and philosophy.  She is the author of Genesis: The Beginning of Desire, for which she won the National Jewish Book Award, and The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on Exodus. Her latest work is The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious. Zornberg teaches Torah to adults in institutions of higher learning throughout Jerusalem. She received a doctorate in English literature from Cambridge University.