The Danger of Hope
In times of despair and sadness, hope plays an important role. But can there be danger from too much hope? Rabbi Avi Strausberg explores a wide variety of sources from the Talmud to modern poetry to explore how we can incorporate hope into our lives without being crushed by hope of a world that never comes. This lecture was originally delivered as the Dr. Eddie Scharfman Memorial Lecture in January 2021.