Why America Needs Biblical Ideas of Family and Tradition, Now as Much as Ever https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/religion-holidays/2021/03/why-america-needs-biblical-ideas-of-family-and-tradition-now-as-much-as-ever/

March 8, 2021 | Jonathan Silver
About the author: Jonathan Silver is the editor of Mosaic and the senior director of Tikvah Ideas, where he is also the Warren R. Stern Senior Fellow of Jewish Civilization.

In our age of instant communication, soundbites, and social media—which is, perhaps not coincidentally, also one of increasing social isolation—speed, newness, and “disruption” are all prized. What is less abundant is a sense of tradition and continuity across the generations. Jonathan Silver, in conversation with Ari Lamm, explains how Judaism can provide a sense of “being at home in time.” He argues, moreover, that the biblical message—found in particular in the book of Genesis—that the past is inescapable and that the future lies in our descendants can provide a much-needed antidote to our present malaise of loneliness. (Audio, 26 minutes).

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