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November 28, 2015 / 16 Kislev, 5776
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Shelach: Is Hope Irrational?


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In this week’s parsha video, we ask, are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naiveté? Rabbi Fohrman points out an intriguing language parallel and argues that hope always exists, but we must direct it towards the future, not the past.

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About the Author: Rabbi David Fohrman is the dean of Aleph Beta Academy. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, and was a lead writer and editor for ArtScroll's Talmud translation project. Aleph Beta creates videos to help people experience Torah in way that is relevant and meaningful to them. for more videos, visit: alephbeta.org.

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4 Responses to “Shelach: Is Hope Irrational?”

  1. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things Hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

  2. as long as Islam exists , YES

  3. Without hope Israel would not have achieved what it has. G-d bless Israel.

  4. Well in our age in our cities with all the pressure and distrust that seems to be building daily – I’m starting to believe in the Power of Positive Pessimism! Think this qualifies in this Rabbis thinking?? Lemme know if you’re really reading this – which I doubt because most people don’t really give a damn bout anybody but themselves!………

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