Human Freedom and the Hiding of God's Face

After the Darkness: Revisiting Post-Holocaust Theology and Ethics (Session 2)

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? Rav Shai Held comes to another influential thinker of post-Holocaust theology: Rabbi Eliezer Berkovits. While Richard Rubenstein was willing to abandon traditional ways of talking about God, Rav Shai explores Berkovits' much more traditional—although no still perhaps revolutionary—response.