From Publishers Weekly
Conservative rabbi Wolpe looks to the Bible, Talmud and Midrash as he counsels doubtful seekers of a compassionate God. "A profound, often lyrical rethinking of Jewish faith," said PW. "Wrestling with the problem of widespread evil and suffering . . . Wolpe concludes that belief in God is an existential choice."
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From Library Journal
Wolpe, a young rabbi, has tackled the difficult age-old challenges of injustice, the suffering of the innocent, and the prospering of the wicked. Building on such biblical passages as Exodus 34:6-7, which portray the compassionate, merciful nature of God, he projects the image of a God intimately concerned with human beings. Wolpe does a credible job of synthesizing biblical texts, rabbinic sources, Midrashic homilies, and Hassidic tales in this poetic, impressionistic, yet ultimately disconnected exposition. His writing is imbued with mystical overtones containing faint echoes from the works of the late revered Abraham Heschel. He breaks no new ground using the prism of God as healer, but this depiction can bring some comfort to those who struggle with theological problems.- Carol R. Glatt, Northeastern Hosp . , Philadelphia
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