Restoring the Sacred Story: Can Judaism's Master Story Survive the Age of Information?

By Amichai Lau-Lavie

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, March 2010

The author reflects on the act of storytelling at the Pesach seder in this age of information and asks, How do we make new meaning of our inherited past? The Exodus story is perhaps our master story, one of struggle, survival, transformation and resolution. He discusses the "why" as well as the "how" challenge of making the story matter.

Topic: History, Narrative, Communal Memory, Holidays

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.668

Page Number(s): 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Lau-Lavie, Amichai. Restoring the Sacred Story: Can Judaism's Master Story Survive the Age of Information?. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. March 2010: 2-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6837


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