Suffering: Useless and Not

By Ira F. Stone

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, October 13, 1995

Ira F. Stone discusses the French-Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas and his perspective on suffering and faith. He argues that there is no possible rationalization for suffering, and while it is 'useless' to the sufferer, it is a 'useful' part of life and faith for the one who reaches out in compassion.

Topic: Theology, Philosophy, Faith, Belief, Jewish Thought

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

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.26/no.499

Page Number(s): 3-4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Stone, Ira F. Suffering: Useless and Not. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 13 October 1995: 3-4.


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