Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Be not afraid

Whether it is fear of aging, of unemployment, of terrorism, of natural disasters, or simply of change, fear has become the dominant paradigm of our times. Obama came to office offering us hope, the opposite of fear, Roosevelt said " the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Yet the reality and speed of 21st century life, coupled with fear mongers amongst us, give us a world that in the words of Rabbi Harold Kushner, in his new book Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World
drains us of the joy and purpose of our lives.

My conversation with Rabbi Harold Kushner:

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