Monday Nights Session 1: 23 May 7:45 PM SA time Session 2: 30 May 7:45 PM SA time Session 3: 13 June 7:45 PM SA time ** NB. NO SESSION ON 20 JUNE ** Session 4: 27 June 7:45 PM SA time
All times are CAT (South Africa, Johannesburg)
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Taking place at Morasha - Arthur’s Road Shul in Cape Town OR JOIN ON ZOOM
Then the Lord replied to Job out of the tempest and said… “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundations? Speak if you have understanding. … Have you surveyed the expanses of the earth? If you know of these – tell Me. Which path leads to where light dwells, and where is the place of darkness… (Job 38)
This book is known to us as a tale of tremendous suffering and the centre of Biblical Theodicy, asking the question, “How can G-d allow bad things to happen to good people?” It’s a topic that (unfortunately) keeps coming up, and yet the book itself is rarely studied! Difficulties include the demanding Hebrew, unusual narrative/philosophical structure, and the challenges of translating Biblical Philosophy into modern terms.
In this four-part course, join The Academy and Rabbi Sam Thurgood in taking a journey through the book, where we attempt to understand the structure, themes, story itself – and along the way, the answers it offers us to this most challenging of questions.
This course is taking place in person at Morasha in Cape Town as well as on Zoom. Please indicate how you will be attending when you complete the form on the right.
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