Harold Kushner Preacher & Teacher Bio Page


Harold Kushner
Rabbi and popular author

Rabbi Harold Kushner, a best-selling author of popular theological books, including the best-known "When Bad Things Happen to Good People." After graduating from Columbia University, Kushner earned his rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1960, where he also received a doctorate in Bible. He has taught at the rabbinical school of JTS and Clark University. Rabbi Kushner served as the congregational rabbi for Temple of Israel of Natick, Massachusetts for 24 years. His most recent book, "Overcoming Life's Disappointments," was released in 2006.
Learn More About Harold Kushner
Interview: What the Psalmist Meant
Rabbi Kushner explores the meaning of the 23rd psalm.

Can We Forgive God?
Rabbi Kushner on making sense of tragedy.

Read his books:

Overcoming Life's Disappointments

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Living a Life That Matters

The Lord Is My Shepherd

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