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Tali Adler, Rabbi Meir Tannenbaum & Marni Rein

Satan: Judaism’s Most Vile Villain, or Helpful Hero?

We are probably familiar with Satan from popular culture (red skin, horns, tail) and other religious traditions (God’s nemesis, pure evil, ruler of Hell), but he is none of those things in the Hebrew Bible. In this class, we’ll examine Satan’s role in the Bible and in Jewish interpretation, and may find that he has helped shaped Judaism in more ways than we could imagine.