“Hope is a thin thread that can tear or escape our grip, but there is no weaving, or living, without it.” Those are words of David Arnow, author of Choosing Hope: The Heritage of Judaism. These days, those words speak directly to us. For many of us, it is a lot of work to maintain hope in the face the world’s turbulence and crises—not to mention our own personal struggles. Let’s read what David posits about whether or not there is a specifically Jewish way of hope, and whether hope differs from optimism and faith. Join me for a book club on Choosing Hope, beginning mid-May, and continuing through June. I hope to see you there.
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