Limmud Michigan 2020 - March 22, 2020
The Student Center at Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Sunday, March 22 • 1:05pm - 2:00pm
Science and the Divine Paradox

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The Book of Job, arguably the most enigmatic book of the Hebrew Bible, is usually read as a parable about faith in the face of unjustified suffering. But a careful reading shows that the book raises profound questions about what we can and cannot know about God’s creation, God’s justice and God’s nature. It also suggests a paradox at the core of our belief about God, one that is too often dismissed by both Christian and Jewish fundamentalists. Finally, the Book of Job suggests what we can do when faced with unfathomable questions about the divine. In this session we will see what this perplexing book tells us about trying to understand God’s creation and God’s purpose, and about how to respond when our attempts at understanding fail.

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Robert Savit

Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan
I am Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Univ. of Michigan, Founding President of the Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan, and a past president of the Ann Arbor HDS. I have discussed science and religion at churches, synagogues and in the classroom.

Sunday March 22, 2020 1:05pm - 2:00pm EDT