The Book of Job
Four-part course with Rabbi Ed Elkin
In this mini-course, we will be studying one of the most puzzling books in the Bible, a book that tackles the issue of God’s justice and human suffering head on. What is the reason for Job’s suffering? How is Job’s faith transformed in the course of the book? How do the ancient rabbis understand Job? Looking at some contemporary writers, we will ask what lessons we can draw from a book that has such a radically different take on the issue of God’s justice in the world than the rest of the Tanakh.
Rabbi Ed Elkin has served as the spiritual leader of the First Narayever Congregation since 2000. Rabbi Elkin received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and was ordained from the Hebrew Union College in New York in 1990. He served as a rabbi and teacher in Montreal for several years, and as Hillel Director in Chapel Hill, NC, before moving to Toronto. His special interests in the rabbinate include Bible commentaries, and the relationship between religion and state in the contemporary world.
Please contact the shul office to register. If you have a Bible, please bring it.
Sponsor: First Narayever Congregation