The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
invites you to a lecture

Should We Seek to Understand the Ways of God?
Contrasting Perspectives in Jewish Thought

By David Shatz


Theodicy—the attempt to explain how
God allows evil—is a central part of Jewish
tradition. But so is antitheodicy, the position
that it is inappropriate or wrong or irrational
even to seek theodicies. This lecture will
explore some of the key arguments relevant
to this disagreement.

David Shatz is the Ronald P. Stanton
University Professor of Philosophy, Ethics,
and Religious Thought at Yeshiva University,
chair of the Philosophy Department
at Stern College for Women, editor of The
Torah u-Madda Journal and editor of the
series MeOtzar HoRav: Selected Writings
of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt”l. He
has edited, co-edited or authored 15
books and has published approximately
80 articles and reviews dealing with
both general and Jewish philosophy.
In recognition of his achievements as
scholar and teacher, he was awarded
YU’s Presidential Medallion. A book
devoted to his life and work appears in
The Library of Contemporary Jewish
Philosophers, produced by the academic
publisher Brill.

Sponsor reception with Dr. Shatz, including
light dinner, at 6 p.m., in the President’s Suite

For sponsorship opportunities, call Paul Glasser
at 212.960.0852 or email

Yeshiva University
Belfer Hall
Sky Café, 12th Floor
2495 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10033

Sponsored Parking is Available in YU Lot E

Reservations are not necessary

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