A Skirball Academy Class

Dr. Mark W. Weisstuch

The Book of Job

Mention the Book of Job and people immediately think of suffering and patience. But the message is not that simple. As it confronts us with the exigencies of one man’s personal crisis, the book challenges our basic assumptions about righteousness and suffering, simultaneously raising questions about relationships between human beings. And in its climax, it also compels us to address even our conception of God and the nature of the universe.

By reading the Book of Job closely, we’ll examine how, with consummate poetic force, it strips away traditional responses to the question of theodicy (why do good people suffer?) and posits a compelling, if disturbing, explanation of why the faithful experience injustice.

 

The Hans A. Vogelstein 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. Mark W. Weisstuch has been on the faculty of the Skirball Academy since its inception.  Over the last several years, he has focused on the Second Temple period, teaching classes on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Jewish origins of Christianity, the early roots of Jewish mysticism and the composition of the Bible.

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 

Mention the Book of Job and people immediately think of suffering and patience. But the message is not that simple. As it confronts us with the exigencies of one man’s personal crisis, the book challenges our basic assumptions about righteousness and suffering, simultaneously raising questions about relationships between human beings. And in its climax, it also compels us to address even our conception of God and the nature of the universe.

By reading the Book of Job closely, we’ll examine how, with consummate poetic force, it strips away traditional responses to the question of theodicy (why do good people suffer?) and posits a compelling, if disturbing, explanation of why the faithful experience injustice.

 

The Hans A. Vogelstein Course in Jewish Studies 

Dr. Mark W. Weisstuch has been on the faculty of the Skirball Academy since its inception.  Over the last several years, he has focused on the Second Temple period, teaching classes on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Jewish origins of Christianity, the early roots of Jewish mysticism and the composition of the Bible.

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