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Understanding Human Suffering: Theological, Moral, & Spiritual Explorations

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


ABOUT THIS LECTURE: How might we spiritually respond to our own pain and suffering? How might we morally respond to the pain and suffering of others? In this session, Rabbi Shmuly will explore Jewish sources on pain and suffering and explore various theological approaches to understanding this pervasive human phenomenon.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz is the President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash. Rabbi Yanklowitz’s writings have appeared in outlets as diverse as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and the Atlantic among many other secular and religious publications. Rabbi Yanklowitz is a sought-after educator, social justice activist, and motivational speaker as well as the author of sixteen books on Jewish spirituality, social justice, and ethics.


Temple Chai
4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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