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The Sense of an Ending: Moses tells a story

Sunday, 6 September, 2020 17 Elul 5780

5:30 PM - 6:45 PMZoom

Towards the end of his life, Moses tells a story about the end of the world, the end of his world: God has rejected his prayer to enter the Land.

What is his purpose in sharing this story with his people?

We will explore a surprising midrashic tradition that raises the question of how we imagine the future when the world has come to an end.

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg lives in Jerusalem where she has been lecturing on Torah since 1980. She reads biblical narratives through the prism of midrash, literature, philosophy and particularly psychoanalysis. She teaches throughout the Jewish world, at synagogues, universities, and psychoanalytic institutes. She is the author of five critically acclaimed books. Her latest book, Moses: A Human Life (Yale University Press) recently appeared in paperback.

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