What is God’s role when bad things happen?
Some Jewish texts suggest that bad things come from God:
form light and create darkness, I make peace and create woe - I, Adonai, do all these things.”
- Isaiah 45:7
ood and bad, life and death, poverty and wealth come from God.”
Ben Sira*, 11:14
* An apocryphal book, written at the same time as some of the later books of the Bible, often quoted in Talmudic and other Rabbinic writings.