Date(s) - 05/26/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Lunch, Learning and Sharing led by Chris+ and Rabbi Geoff
Two Communities, One Text: An Old Story for Our Times
A global pandemic reminds us all of the forces and folly beyond our control that shape our lives. The sudden loss of a world of norms gives rise to big questions, and calls to mind…(ready for this?) Job. The Book of Job. When the rug is pulled out from under you, it is very disorienting. What’s one to think? Let’s explore what our wisdom literature, really the foremost achievement of Hebrew Wisdom Literature, has to say, or better, ask. Along with the psalms, this is the most honest exploration of the (universal) human experience. There is much wisdom to be gleaned, especially in a life- and world-altering crisis.
We will be reading Harold Kushner’s The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person as a companion resource to deepen people’s reflection about Job between each gathering. Here are links to the book so you can take a brief look at it.
Let’s spend six lunch hours together reading and unpacking this short book. BYO lunch to a Zoom room (hyperlink below). Seven consecutive Tuesdays, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm, on May 19 and 26 and June 2, 9, 16 and 23.
To participate in the Zoom meeting, please click on the link below.
To participate via telephone (audio only), click here.