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The St James’ Institute presents: Post-Holocaust Theology

Sunday 15 May | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Sydney Jewish Museum | St James’ Institute Subscribers Only

The Holocaust was one of the definitive moments in modern Jewish history. The systematic, state-sponsored murder of six million Jews has led to the inevitable questions concerning the Covenant and the presence of God at this tragic time. For many Jewish people today, the Holocaust represents the ultimate evil and suffering in all of history.

Although the Holocaust did not affect long lasting changes in the beliefs of most of the Holocaust survivors, there remains a questioning of the long held theological “solutions” as to the omnipotent, omniscient and fair and just God. This seminar will examine the different theological responses to the challenge of the Holocaust as scholars grapple with this still very recent period of history.

Sandy Hollis is the Community and Professional Education officer at the Sydney Jewish Museum, Vice Chairperson of the NSW Studies of Religion Association and co-author of the leading Studies of Religion HSC textbook.

This event includes a guided tour of the Sydney Jewish Museum.

This event is for St JamesInstitute Subscribers only. Subscribers can register here.

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