Bewilderments: Reflections of the Book of Numbers

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Study of Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg’s book, Bewilderments: Reflections of the Book of Numbers – One of my favorite contemporary Jewish authors is Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg. Her work combines an impressive understanding of rabbinic midrashim, a keen analysis of the Torah, and contemporary psychoanalysis. Her books are unparalleled in her field. I have read them all.

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg is one of the most important Jewish scholars of the modern age. This study of her book will take you into the depths of Scripture in ways you have never imagined. With insight from the midrashim, world literature, and psychology, Zornberg reveals the thoughts, feelings, and character of the people in the wilderness, of Moses and Miriam and the other significant players in these accounts, and of God. You will be challenged, amazed, and humbled at the intensity, the passion, and the extent of God’s grace, distress, and forgiveness as He deals with very human issues. Numbers will become one of your favorite biblical books.

This study includes the 12 full audio and video sessions recorded live via Zoom classes. All sessions also include “Audio Only” for those that prefer listening instead of watching. All of the weekly participants’ discussions and questions are included. The entire study series covers approximately 200 passages from the book (citations are included in a PFF), examined in 15 hours of lecture and discussion.