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 and Mini-Series, 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 Chief Ideas Officer at Living Jewishly, based in Toronto, which provides opportunities to engage in Jewish Life through unique experiences, exceptional events and relevant conversations. Dr. Malamet taught Jewish philosophy and Education for twenty years in Canadian universities prior to making aliyah. He currently lectures in ethics and philosophy at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat, and Israeli Literature at the Rothberg International School of Hebrew University.

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