When Bad Things Happen to Good Biblical Characters: The Opposing Cases of Abraham and Job
Judy Klitsner / September 29, 2014
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The Torah reading of the Akeidah is extremely difficult to understand, much like the Book of Job. What are these stories of personal tragedy inflicted on righteous individuals by a righteous God actually saying?
Judy Klitsner is a senior lecturer at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, where she teaches Bible and biblical exegesis. She is the author of Subversive Sequels in the Bible: How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Judy Klitsner.