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About Harold S. Kushner

Harold Samuel Kushner (April 3, 1935 – April 28, 2023) was an American rabbi, author, and lecturer. He was a member of the Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative Judaism and served as the congregational rabbi of Temple Israel of Natick, in Natick, Massachusetts, for 24 years.

Kushner gained widespread recognition for his many popular books that simplify complex theological ideas for both Jewish and non-Jewish audiences, resulting in numerous awards and honors. His bibliography includes the bestsellers When Bad Things Happen to Good People, When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough: The Search for a Life That Matters, and Living a Life That Matters: Resolving the Conflict Between Conscience and Success.

Kushner was known for his Reconstructionist views, which emphasize the role of human agency in shaping religious belief and practice, and for his ideological progressiveness within the Conservative movement. He argued against the notion of an omnipotent, interventionist God, and instead focused on God's role in offering comfort and solace to those who suffer.