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Learning to Speak: A Midrashic Portrait of the Biblical Moses

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Conor Lecture Theatre, Ulster University.
25-51 York Street, Belfast , BT15 1ED
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Internationally renowned Jewish scholar Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg invites 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 presents 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 distinctive approach to the biblical texts and a beautifully lyrical .

This event is part supported by The Irish Centres for Public Theology, an emerging cross border network for theological thinking and action and is offered in partnership with the the Chaplaincy at UU.

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