Questioning God's Mercy

By Devora Steinmetz

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, September 2012

Steinmetz relates the Book of Jonah to a midrash about Moses and God's Thirteen Attributes, and other Yom Kippur themes. Reading Jonah, we are assured of God's compassion, but we have also acknowledged within our liturgy, if only for a brief moment during the afternoon prayers, the frailty of our own capacity to live the lives we are called to lead.

Topic: Theology, Faith, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Belief, Jewish Text, Holidays, Religion

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/No.692

Page Number(s): 8-9

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Identifier: issn:0049-0385

Language: English

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Steinmetz, Devora. Questioning God's Mercy. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. September 2012: 8-9. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14280


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