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Me’ah Select: The Problem of Evil (Online)

  • Monday, May 1, 2023
  • 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Fee: $380
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  • Program Leader: Rav Rachel Adelman

The problem of evil has haunted our religious tradition from its inception. If God is all-powerful and benevolent, how could evil persist in the world? This course addresses the Jewish response to the existence of evil in the world, through a close reading of selected texts from the Hebrew Bible – the Eden narrative in Genesis, Cain and Abel, the Binding of Isaac, and the Book of Job – along with interpretations that draw from rabbinic midrash, modern poetry, and post-holocaust theologians.

Dates & Time: Mondays, February 27, March 6, 13, 20 & 27, April 3, 10 & 24, May 1, 8, 15, (May 22 – make-up day), 9:30-11:30 am

Registration: This event will take place through a video conference call. Pre-registration is required through Hebrew College. Please click the registration button above to pre-register. If you’re new to Zoom, watch a tutorial or read written instructions on how to join a Zoom video call.