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Why Bad Stuff Happens: Two Dissident Theodicies

Hosted By: Valley Beit Midrash

The second chapter of Tractate Shabbat presents multiple explanations of why bad things happen. The majority opinion that we get what we deserve. This passage offers 1) An “iffy” explanation intended for women and 2) An explanation intended for scholarly men, offering complex variables, including randomness. (Shabbat 31b-32a)

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