Tisha B’Av 2017: The Sound of Divine Silence: Suffering and the Search for Meaning

Posted by Elliott Malamet on August 1, 2017
Topics: Pardes Live, Tisha B'av, The Three Weeks


From the perspective of Jewish philosophy, the correct question is not so much “why do bad things happen to good people,” but how can a supposedly all loving and all-powerful God allow for the presence of evil and suffering in the world? In this podcast, recorded live on Tisha B’Av, Dr. Elliott Malamet explores how Jewish thinkers, ancient and modern, have approached this problem and he will analyze their “explanations”, with special emphasis on post-Holocaust theology.

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About Elliott Malamet

Dr. Elliott Malamet is the co-founder and program director of Torah in Motion, whose mission is to explore the interface between Judaism and modernity. Dr. Malamet currently teaches Jewish Philosophy at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat and will be teaching English Literature at the Rothberg International School of Hebrew University this coming year.

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