First Failures: Falling Apart and Starting Over in the Book of Genesis
Part of the series, “Times of Crisis and Possibility”
The first book of the Torah is filled with stories of crisis, brokenness, disappointments, and failure, both human and Divine. What religious meaning can we derive from the Torah’s focus on failure rather than success? Through a close look at some of its key narratives, we will mine the Book of Genesis for strategies for living through difficult times, and as the grounding of a hopeful and resilient theology.
With Rabbi Jan Uhrbach, director of the Block / Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts, JTS.
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