A Skirball Academy Class

Dr. Daniel Rynhold

Post-Holocaust Theology:

The “Whys” and “What’s” of Evil and Suffering

The question of how a just God could allow, if not cause, so much evil in the world was posed way back in the Book of Job. Events of the 20th century, in particular the Holocaust, gave the question renewed impetus.

Through an examination of the work of thinkers including Richard Rubenstein, Emil Fackenheim, Eliezer Berkovits and Joseph Soloveitchik, we will ask: Was the Holocaust a unique evil that called for a unique response? Do the old answers still work? Should we be looking for answers at all?

The Thomas Epstein Course in Jewish Studies 

Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, April 7, 14

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
$180 | $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

Dr. Daniel Rynhold teaches Jewish Philosophy at Yeshiva University. A specialist in the work of Moses Maimonides and Joseph Soloveitchik, he is author of Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One’s Practices and An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy.

 

Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, April 7, 14

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
$180 | $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

The question of how a just God could allow, if not cause, so much evil in the world was posed way back in the Book of Job. Events of the 20th century, in particular the Holocaust, gave the question renewed impetus.

Through an examination of the work of thinkers including Richard Rubenstein, Emil Fackenheim, Eliezer Berkovits and Joseph Soloveitchik, we will ask: Was the Holocaust a unique evil that called for a unique response? Do the old answers still work? Should we be looking for answers at all?

The Thomas Epstein Course in Jewish Studies 

Dr. Daniel Rynhold teaches Jewish Philosophy at Yeshiva University. A specialist in the work of Moses Maimonides and Joseph Soloveitchik, he is author of Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One’s Practices and An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy.

 

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