Babel and the Ridiculousness of Modernity

I recently stumbled across this opinion piece in The Atlantic titled, “Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.” It’s an examination of the effect of social media on American life from the perspective of the story of the Tower of Babel. While I don’t endorse all of the proposed solutions,Continue reading “Babel and the Ridiculousness of Modernity”

The Forbidden Chapter

On the next episode of Set Apart we tackle the concept of the “forbidden chapter,” a relatively recent but quickly-spreading rumor about Jewish attitudes and practices toward the 53rd chapter of the Book of Isaiah. Is there truth to this rumor? No, but it’s more complicated than it initially seems. Tune in Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.Continue reading “The Forbidden Chapter”

Yearning to Belong

Back in 2020, we talked about the Abayudaya community of Uganda and their path toward Judaism and acceptance within the Jewish world. Among other things, we discussed a great documentary about the community‚Äôs journey called Yearning to Belong. If you haven’t seen it before, you can view the film here: Also feel free to checkContinue reading “Yearning to Belong”