This week, we are joined by Rabbi Richard Birnholz, Rabbi Emeritus of Tampa Schaarai Zedek in Tampa, FL. Rabbi Birnholz and Celia Ferman discuss the story of Zelophehad’s daughters in Number 27 as well as the transition from a priestly system to a rabbinical system in judaism. We wrestle with two big questions: Why do bad things happen to good people and why is God portrayed as wrathful? And finally, we talk about the ways modern Jewish communities have made the Shema a constant part of their modern lives.
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Celia Ferman produced this episode.