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David Gottlieb

David Gottlieb

David N. Gottlieb writes and teaches about the influence of Rabbinic Midrash on the shaping of Jewish cultural memory. He has taught at The University of Chicago and Claremont Lincoln University, where he helped develop the curriculum for the Masters in Interfaith Action concentration. He currently teaches Jewish mindfulness practice for Orot, the Center for New Jewish Learning.

Gottlieb has written extensively for both academic and general-interest publications, including the Journal of Religion, the Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought, Shofar, and Tablet, among others. He served as founding executive director of Full Circle Communities, Inc., a nonprofit philanthropic developer of affordable housing and provider of social and supportive services to its residents.

Jewish Studies

PhD and MA, University of Chicago Divinity School
BA, Amherst College


The Binding of Isaac: Obedience and Interpretation


Second Slayings: The Binding of Isaac and the Formation of Jewish Memory (Gorgias Press 2019)