David Arnow, Ph.D. is a psychologist and a scholar of the festival of Passover. He is the author (davidarnowauthor.com) of Creating Lively Passover Seders: A Sourcebook of Tales, Texts & Activities, co-editor of My People's Passover Haggadah, and co-author of Leadership in the Bible: A Practical Guide for Today. His most recent work, Choosing Hope: The Heritage of Judaism, will be published by the Jewish Publication Society on March 1, 2022. Visit his website.
From Covid and climate change to the erosion of democratic norms and the decline of a shared sense of truth (and the list could go on), two things are clear. First, are we living in an age that tests our ability to sustain hope. Second, if despair dominates hope, we will be unable to meet the challenges that beset us.