First Failures: Falling Apart and Starting Over in the Book of Genesis

August 10, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

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First Failures: Falling Apart and Starting Over in the Book of Genesis

Monday, August 10, 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET

The first book of the Torah is filled with stories of crisis, brokenness, disappointments and failure, both human and Divine. What religious meaning can we derive from the Torah’s focus on failure rather than success? Through a close look at some of its key narratives, we will mine the Book of Genesis for strategies for living through difficult times, and as the grounding of a hopeful and resilient theology.

With Rabbi Jan Uhrbach, director of the Block / Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts, JTS.