Rabbi Mark Biller, spiritual leader of Temple Gates of Prayer in Queens, New York, will explore what he calls "The Most Unusual Book in the Torah--the Book of Job," as part of National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section's Our Jewish World program. Rabbi Biller's series, which is free and open to the public, will be held via Zoom on Thursdays, March 4 and 11, at 1 p.m.
The series is coordinated by Our Jewish World co-chairs Ilene Dorf Manahan and Melanie Levitan, both of Morristown.
Job, the main character in the Book of Job, calls God unfair and challenges the Divine's running of events. The story includes a character called "Satan," who has God's ear and wreaks havoc on people's lives.
Job's neighbors counsel Job to have faith in God's justice, and God appears at the end of the book to declare those neighbors wrong.
"So what message is God giving us in this book, and what message are the Rabbis giving us by including the Book of Job in our holy canon?" asks the rabbi. Find out the answers during this thought-provoking two-part series.
To sign up for Rabbi Biller's series and to receive the Zoom link and password for each session, email firstname.lastname@example.org.