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Course: When Bad Things Happen To Good People
by Rabbi Kushner

CE Credit Hours: 6
Fee: $50

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Rabbi Kushner explores the difficulties of affirming faith in the midst of life's tragedies. His views embrace helpful insights to the process of grieving. Clinicians will find his questions resonating with the issues underlining all loss, as well as the question of God in the light of pain and personal loss. Kushner tackles the difficult question of reconciling the existence of a loving God and the existence of pain. The course will help the clinician think through the issues of how God is perceived in the times of loss. Rabbi Kushner's book gives pathways to help clients of all faiths find meaning and purpose in the midst of loss without ignoring the hard questions.

The course will help the clinician think through the issues of how God is perceived in the times of loss. Rabbi Kushner's book gives pathways to help clients of all faiths find meaning and purpose in the midst of loss without ignoring the hard questions.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Understand and appreciate the Bible's narrative about Job as it relates to suffering
  • Appreciate and understand Jewish and religious thought in regards to suffering
  • Understand the universal question of suffering and the challenge of faith
  • Address with clients the question of God in the midst of suffering without the use of clichés or simplistic answers
  • Empower clients to embrace God as they face their suffering

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The book is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to Amazon.com for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
Additional Resources On This Site for CE

Additional Resources Not On This Site

  • Temple Israel's Website where Rabbi Kushner is Rabbi Laureate www.tiofnatick.org
  • Spirituality and Health website contains articles and summaries of Rabbi Kushner's works, along with a host of other spiritual topics and resources. http://www.spiritualityhealth.com/

Bio: Rabbi Kushner

Rabbi Harold Kushner is the Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York and a graduate of Columbia University. He is the author of several best-selling books, including When Bad Things Happen to Good People, published in 1981 and translated into 12 languages. Rabbi Kushner is internationally recognized for his writings and the comfort and guidance which they provide. He holds six honorary degrees and has received numerous distinguishing awards, including the Christopher Medal and The Yitzhak Rabin Award. In 1995, he was honored as one of 50 people who have made the world a better place in the past 50 years. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Giving Back Fund, a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging and facilitating philanthropic efforts of professional athletes and entertainers.