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David N. Gottlieb earned his PhD in the History of Judaism from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2018. He is the author of Second Slayings: The Binding of Isaac and the Formation of Jewish Memory (Gorgias Press, 2019), as well as numerous scholarly and general-interest articles. David is a co-host of the New Books in Jewish Studies podcast, a channel on the New Books Network.

David welcomes the opportunity to come to your community to offer lectures, seminars, scholar-in-residence visits, or guest sermons. Speaking topics include:

  • Meditation as a Jewish practice
  • The Binding of Isaac: New approaches and perspectives
  • How Judaism Interprets Its Way Out of Crisis: Midrash, Mythmaking, and Jewish Renewal
  • Parenting Like a Matriarch/Patriarch: Do’s and Don’ts
  • Affordable Housing as a Jewish Value
  • and many more.

A Journey Toward Jewish Mindfulness

Think that only the Buddhists have mastered mindfulness? David Gottlieb wants to challenge your thinking on that. How has Judaism decluttered the mind and soothed the soul–even in the middle of the chaos of preparing for Shabbat? Find an authentic mindfulness practice without abandoning your tradition.

Filmed as part of the ELItalks series at the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum in Atlanta, Georgia in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.

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