The Problem of Evil – MONDAY
Program: Hebrew College Me’ah Select
Instructor: Rav Rachel Adelman, Ph.D. (Read Bio)
Dates: 10 Mondays, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 & 5/15
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $380, generous financial aid is available
Hosted by: Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley
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.
Hebrew College Me’ah Select courses offer in-depth academically oriented adult learning experiences led by outstanding faculty.