Avivah's last book Murmuring Deep will be coming out in Hebrew. We do not know exactly when. Perhaps in the Autumn.
See her BIO page for a list of further publications.
New book March 2009 Schocken, now available in paperback
Avivah’s teaching schedule: In Israel: Except for some special lectures, Avivah will not be teaching in Jerusalem until after Succoth 2013.
Lecture at the Magid Institute of the Hebrew University: She will speak on June 9 20:00-21:30 on the topic "'To be or not to be?' A tale of five sisters". The lecture will be held at the lecture hall of the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens.
April 15 Chicago Northbrook #2 7:30pm Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, 933 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook. Sponsored by: Torah Learning Center of Northbrook tel 847-2727255 Ali Rosenthal [email@example.com]
April 17-18 Minneapolis April 17 #3 College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN 4:15pm at Gorecki 204, April 18 #4 7:30pm ADATH JESHURUN CONGREGATION 10500
Hillside Lane West, Minnetonka MN
55305 952.545.2913 http://www.adathjeshurun.org/ NinaS@adath.net Nina Samuels, Adult Learning Director 952.215.3904
April 19-20Adath Israel, San Francisco #4 #5 Shabbat morning 11:30 #4 Motsei Shabbat 9:15pm #5 ($10 admission) 1851 Noriega St. San Francisco, 415.564.5665 firstname.lastname@example.org
April 21 Berkeley April 21 JCC of the East Bay #5 10:30am 1414 Walnut Street Ph 510-848-0237 April 21 GTU #2 7pm Please join us for a kosher vegetarian reception after Avivah Zornberg’s talk. Co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at GTU MUDD 100, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley
April 23 Los Angeles UCLA Hillel #2 7:30pm light dinner at 6pm 574 Hilgard Ave. 1 310-208-3081 April 26-30 Atlanta April 26-27 , Young Israel of Toco Hills 2074 LaVista Road NE. #4 Atlanta, GA 30329-3928 www.yith.org 404.315.1417 (Office)
May 1 Florida, Palm Beach Synagogue 7pm #3 120 North County Road email@example.com Palm Beach, Florida 33480 (561) 838-9002
May 4 HIR Riverdale, Bronx #3
May 6-7 Boston
May 6 Ma'ayan #1 8 PM at Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel 561 Ward Street Newton Centre, +1 617-244-7233
May 7 CJP sponsored May 7 11am #3Temple Beth Elohim 10 Bethel Rd Wellesley, MA +1 781-235-8419
May 7 Dinner 6:30, lecture 7:30 pm #5 Young Israel of Brookline, 62 Green St Brookline,
May 8 New York 7:30pm White Institute #5 Together with Philip M. Bromberg LOCATION: Congregation Bnai Jeshrun, 257 West 88th St, Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. ADMISSION: $25 /$30 at the door; Students $15/$20 at the door. RSVP to reserve a space by emailing Diane Amato, firstname.lastname@example.org,(212) 873-0725, ext. 20 May 9 NYC Skirball 8pm #6 Temple Emmanuel 10 east 66th or 1 east 65th the buildings are connected text prep will begin at 7pm. May 10-11 NYC Congregation Shearith Israel The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue 8 West 70th Street www.shearithisrael.org email@example.com
Avivah’s cell phone 347 366 0769
April-May 2013Lecture Tour Topics: 1. 'Jonah: Submission or Surrender?' What is Jonah’s motivation in fleeing from God? In this brief, fraught text, a profoundly human tension reveals itself, culminating in the enigmatic final chapter. What would it mean for Jonah to be found by God? Submission or surrender?
2. 'She was what he had missed:' On the Loss of Women We will discuss Jacob's relations to the women in his life: Rachel, Deborah, Dinah and – most significantly – Rebekah. Tragedy befalls all of them, soon after Jacob returns home after a long absence. The midrash detects a repressed theme of delay underlying these narratives. Jacob's wish for peace or wholeness may constitute a wish rather than a reality in his inner world. 3. Letter from an Unknown Woman: Joseph's Dream Joseph dreams provocative dreams; his brothers' hatred grows because of them; Jacob apparently dismisses them. But according to Freud, all dreams contain a 'navel,' a spot that defies understanding, that 'reaches into the unknown.' In the midrash, that unfathomable element in the lives of Jacob and Joseph is represented by Rachel, the 'unknown woman' in their narrative. Literature, film, and psychoanalytic thought will enrich our study. 4. 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.
5. Bewilderments: 'The Sin of the Spies.' The turning point of the Israelites' wilderness journey is the narrative of the Spies. When the people declare their intention to return to Egypt, is it fear that drives them? Or is it deeper issues of love and hate, trust and skepticism? We will explore this central narrative through the prism of midrashic, literary, and psychoanalytic materials.
6. 'To be or not to be:' a tale of five sisters The five daughters of Zelofchad figure in a unique brief narrative which throws them into a relation of some tension with Moses. We will study this intriguing narrative, with the help of midrashic and hassidic sources. In what sense can this be considered a feminist narrative?
7. 'And I am a stranger:' Becoming Ruth Ruth is a stranger in more senses than one. Who is this unknown woman who is destined to become mother of royalty? What is the process by which she finds her way into a foreign and unwelcoming culture and religious tradition?How does destiny come about?