Rabbi Peretz Rodman

Jerusalem, Israel

Peretz Rodman is the Av Bet Din of Israel’s Masorti Bet Din and a former president of the Rabbinical Assembly’s Israel region. A native Bostonian who has lived most of his life in Israel, where he earned his ordination at the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, Peretz has taught Jewish studies, Hebrew, and Jewish education to undergraduates, graduate students, and rabbinical students at Brandeis University, Hebrew College, HUC-JIR, the Schechter Institute, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Does God Ever Need to Do Teshuvah?

2:00 AM Eastern

11:00 PM Pacific

The non-Israelite prophet Bil’am says that “God is no man that he should lie, no human being that he should change his mind,” but in fact the God of the Bible and rabbinic literature sometimes does express regret and even remorse. What happens when it’s time for God to do teshuva? We will read a couple of midrashim from which we might, perhaps, pick up some pointers from a repentant divinity on how we too can do teshuva effectively.