BSKI welcomes Biblical scholar

As part of a continuing series of events sponsored to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel Congregation (BSKI), the congregation will host a special evening with author and Biblical scholar Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg. She will present, “And I Did Not Know: The Secret of Prayer” on Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in the BSKI sanctuary, 1107 E. Linden Avenue in Richmond Heights. Immediately following her presentation, guests are invited to mingle with Dr. Zornberg at a reception. The event is free and open to the public.

Zornberg 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. Dr. Zornberg was born in London and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. She holds a PhD in English literature from Cambridge University. For the past twenty years, she has taught Torah in Jerusalem at Matan, Pardes and the Jerusalem College for Adults.

Her forthcoming book, The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Rabbinic Unconscious is due out soon.