Different Historical Eras

“There is in Jewish history an extraordinary interweaving of history and prophecy, the natural and supernatural, the choices of human beings and the overarching tutelage of God. The suffering of Jews in the Diaspora is not Divine punishment but rather a consequence of exile itself – the loss of Providence, the hiding of the face of God, and being “left to chance.” The idea that there is one answer to the problem of evil and the sufferings of the innocent, true at all times, is simply wrong. There are different historical eras, and these represent different relationships between Israel and God.”

The Blessing and the Curse (Ki Tavo, Covenant & Conversation)