Midrash Shabbat

Midrash Shabbat: “Arguing with God: Like talking to a Wall?”

Saturday, November 8th, following Shabbat Services and a Kiddush Luncheon

Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

“Israel” means “one who strives with God.” In parashat Va-era Abraham argues with God about the upcoming destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. In the end God destroys the cities anyway. When we argue with God, does God listen or is it an exercise in futility?

During this month’s Midrash Shabbat study session with Rabbi Rosenthal, we will learn about other Jews who argued with God and what our tradition says about their ability to influence God or change God’s mind.

Our Kiddush Luncheon is graciously being sponsored by Annette Feigenbaum and Norman Kort in loving memory of their departed loved ones: their parents Lucien (z”l 6 Kislev) and Shirley (z”l 14 Elul) Feigenbaum and Rebecca (z”l 7 Tammuz) and Joseph Zalmon (z”l 18 Av) Kort and brother Maurice Jacob Kort (z”l 6 Cheshvan).

Shabbat services begin at 9:15 a.m. and are followed by a light Kiddush lunch enjoyed prior to the discussion. Child care will be available during Shabbat Services as well as the discussion.

 


 

Learn more about our Midrash Shabbat program here.