Minna Scherlinder Morse
By acting as partners in redemption, we not only generate hope, we are hope.
Looking for Hope in the Land of Hatikva: “Like all of my friends, I tried not to let terror destroy my routine or crack my sanit. When I looked up I realized that none of us really had any optimism left.”
Through these stories, “I have witnessed countless examples of resilience, strength, humor, devotion to justice, love, kindness, generosity, trust and potential for change and transformation. The capacity of the human spirit to transcend adversity inspired me.”
Hope: Survival and Transformation
Mikvah is an opportunity to immerse in waters that heal and transform. It is a source of hope as survival and transformation.
John Ruskay and Jeremy Burton Conversation
Hope Over the Long HaulTwo Jewish communal leaders discuss optimism for the next generation of Jewish leadership and sources of despair.
by David Arnow David Bornstein, How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas (Oxford University Press, 2004) $28, 320 pp. God in All Moments: Mystical and Practical Spiritual Wisdom from Hasidic Masters, edited and translated by Or Rose with Ebn D. Leader (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004) $16.95, 163 pp. DAVID
By Louis E. Newman MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN about end-of-life issues from a Jewish perspective. Typically such accounts offer a series of broad principles that, it is claimed, derive from Jewish sources and determine appropriate medical treatments when caring for terminally ill patients. Those principles include: that all human life is infinitely precious and sacred;
1. Are we strengthened, as Jews and as a Jewish community, by the trials of life?
2. What Jewish texts, and which Jewish experiences, continue to sustain your hope in the Jewish people?
3. How does the talmudic genre of conversational argumentation inform our communal politics, leadership, values, and ability to listen to and draw upon our diversity?