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The Radical Responsibility of Rabbi Sacks: The Problem of Evil as a call to Action
Tuesday, January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
How do we manage the dissonance between the world as it is and the world as it ought to be? This question has haunted mankind since its inception and is the driving force behind our constant desire to understand why evil and suffering exist in the world. In this class we will be exploring this perennial human dilemma through the prism of Rabbi Sack’s iconic book Radical Then Radical Now. Through studying both Biblical and Midrashic sources as well as contemporary Jewish thought we will provide a radical re-reading of the issue that will aim to provide an innovative and paradigm shifting approach to the subject.
Tanya White is an International lecturer, writer and educator with a focus on Tanach and Contemporary Jewish Thought. She has recently completed her doctorate in Jewish Philosophy at Bar Ilan University and was the recipient of Schupf Fellowship for outstanding students. Tanya has published numerous articles in books and on social media. A collection of her thoughts can be viewed on her blog-page: www.contemplatingtorah.wordpress.com. Tanya holds a BA in International Relations from The London School of Economics and an MA in Jewish Studies and Philosophy from SOAS/LSJS. She is a graduate of the Matan’s Ayanot Scholars Program in Raanana. Tanya balances the crazy pace of modern life by living in a tranquil moshav (rural community) in central Israel with her husband and four daughters.
CSP Partners: Beth Israel (San Diego, CA), Brotherhood Synagogue (Gramercy Park, NYC), Congregation Adath Jeshurun (Elkins Park, PA), Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle, WA), Congregation B’nai Tzedek (Fountain Valley, CA), Congregation B’nai Israel (Tustin, CA), Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, Shomrei Torah Synagogue (San Fernando Valley, CA), Temple Bat Yahm (Newport Beach, CA), Temple Beth David (Westminster, CA),Temple Beth El of South Orange County (Aliso Viejo, CA), Temple Beth Emet (Anaheim, CA), Temple Beth Ohr (La Mirada, CA), Temple Beth Tikvah (Fullerton, CA), Temple Beth Shalom (Needham, MA), Temple Beth Sholom (Santa Ana, CA), Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA), Temple Judea of Laguna Woods, CA, The Boston Synagogue (Boston, MA), Town & Village Synagogue (NYC, NY), University Synagogue (Irvine, CA), Valley Beth Shalom (Encino, CA) & Walnut Street Synagogue (Chelsea, MA)