For the mathematician see Harold J. Rabbi Harold Samuel Living a life that matters kushner pdf is a prominent American rabbi aligned with the progressive wing of Conservative Judaism, and a popular author. The same institution awarded him a doctoral degree in Bible in 1972.
Kushner has also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, taught at Clark University and the Rabbinical School of the JTS, and received six honorary doctorates. He served as the congregational rabbi of Temple Israel of Natick, in Natick, Massachusetts for 24 years and belongs to the Rabbinical Assembly.
He is the author of a best selling book on the problem of evil, When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Written following the death of his son, Aaron, from the premature aging disease progeria, the book deals with questions about human suffering, God, omnipotence and theodicy. Kushner has written a number of other popular theological books, such as How Good Do We Have to Be?
In collaboration with the late Chaim Potok, Kushner co-edited Etz Hayim: A Torah Commentary, the new official Torah commentary of the Conservative movement, which was jointly published in 2001 by the Rabbinical Assembly and the Jewish Publication Society. His Living a Life That Matters became a best seller in the fall of 2001. Kushner’s book, The Lord Is My Shepherd, was a meditation on the Twenty-Third Psalm released in 2003.
Kushner also wrote a response to Simon Wiesenthal’s question of forgiveness in the book The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness. Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World Published in 2009, is a theological piece that addresses fears of terrorism, natural disasters, rejection, growing old and offer suggestions on how best to cope, ultimately living with purpose and differentiating between God and nature.
Family: Favorite Sermons of Rabbi Harold S. How Good Do We Have to Be? Kushner offered a reading from the Bible at the State Funeral of Ronald Reagan in the Washington National Cathedral on June 11, 2004.
In 2007 Rabbi Kushner was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Jewish Book Council. Dictionary definition of Kushner, Harold S. This page was last edited on 2 May 2017, at 19:18.