Sufferings Large and Small

By :  Sarah Wolf Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics Posted On Dec 15, 2020 | Philosophy

The ancient Rabbis struggled with the classic problem of theodicy: why would God let terrible things happen to good people? But they also struggled with what may seem like a more contemporary problem: if suffering is supposed to be meaningful in some way, is there any significance to our more mundane, everyday disappointments? Explore the rabbis’ perhaps surprising take both on what counts as “suffering” and what it ultimately means.

This class was hosted by B’nai Torah Congregation, Boca Raton, FL.