Theodicy (1)

Not only is that so, but in fact, the whole vexing issue of why “a righteous person sometimes does well” while at other times “a righteous person suffers” derives from this, too, Ramchal points out here.

This seeming contradiction of God’s inherent goodness and justice is discussed widely and is termed “Theodicy”. We’ll present traditional Jewish responses to it, Kabbalistic, and then Ramchal’s own.

 

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3 responses to “Theodicy (1)

  1. This post reached me the day after my next-door-neighbor lost a 2 yr old grandchild http://j.mp/1Ew3CAz and hours before my own daughter’s yahrzeit.

    Needless to say theodicy, is a pressing topic at the moment.

  2. Gevalt…. My condolences to all.
    I thought you were going to call me on the typo that I just caught, thanks to your input: “why a RIGHTEOUS person sometimes does well”….
    Would that all tzoros could be undone as easily as typos!

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