A Vision for Jews and Judaism in the Global Culture
A powerful vision for the future of Judaism, Jewish life, and the state of Israel in the twenty-first century.
For Jews and for Judaism the twentieth century brought unprecedented suffering and incredible achievements – but as the new century gets going, their role in the future is up for grabs. Future Tense refutes the arguments for isolationism and self-sufficiency that have proven so tempting down through history, instead making the case that Jews and Judaism must renew their sense of hope and purpose to engage positively with the developing global culture.
Jonathan Sacks reviews the contribution that the Jewish faith and people have made in the development of modern civilisation, spelling out the ethical and spiritual challenges that now need to be addressed. He argues that Jews, Judaism, and the nation of Israel have something uniquely valuable to contribute to the future of the human race.
A new statement of Jewish identity and purpose, Future Tense establishes a renewed philosophy of Judaism and its place in the conversation of humankind.