Tragedy has always been part of the human condition, so there have also been many attempts to explain “why” after disasters. How can we make sense of our difficult circumstances today, and where can we find reasons to hope? We will explore traditional religious answers from the Bible and beyond, as well as contemporary secular approaches to lighting candles instead of cursing darkness.
A recording of the webinar can be viewed on our YouTube page.
Rabbi Adam Chalom, Ph. D., is the Dean for North America of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism and Rabbi of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in north suburban Chicago. He holds a BA in Judaic Studies from Yale University and a Ph. D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan.