Jon Sommer

Rabbi Jon Sommer has served as rabbi at the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center in San Francisco, and for ten years as a Jewish chaplain in the United States Air Force.

Faith and Practice

A Rationalist Approach to Suffering

Medieval writings offer important lessons about the nature of loss and its counterpart, healing. Suffering and healing, for the medieval Jewish philosopher, take place in the context of a close interrelationship between the physical and the spiritual, the material and eternal.

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