The Death of God?

After the Darkness: Revisiting Post-Holocaust Theology and Ethics (Session 1)

50 years ago, R. Yitz Greenberg declared that "no statement, theological or otherwise, should be made that would not be credible in the presence of burning children." So what, if anything, can we say in the wake of the Shoah? The field of post-Holocaust theology was kicked off in the 1960s by Rabbi Richard Rubenstein's provocative book, After Auschwitz. Rav Shai explores what Rubenstein said, what his critics said, and what questions he is grappling with that might still be relevant today, even if his answers might not be as convincing.