Suffering & Evil Quiz

Why do bad things happen to good people?

Jewish thinkers throughout the ages have asked: Why do bad things happen to good people?

Question 1 of 10
Who is credited with beginning the post-Holocaust theological discussion in the West?
Question 2 of 10
The problem of suffering and evil took on an unprecedented role in Jewish thought after what event?
Question 3 of 10
Who called evil "the most difficult matter…with which scholars of all ages, people and tongues have struggled"?
Question 4 of 10
What is the Sitra Ahra?
Question 5 of 10
What is karet?
Question 6 of 10
According to Judaism, why do bad things happen to good people?
Question 7 of 10
Why is the question of suffering and evil unique among theological and philosophical problems?
Question 8 of 10
Which of these texts was the first to ask the question "Why do bad things happen to good people"?
Question 9 of 10
According to Maimonides, what is the worst punishment for sinners?
Question 10 of 10
Who wrote the book When Bad Things Happen to Good People?

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