This Month on 18Forty

Loss

For the month of Av, we are returning to loss. Our central question remains the same: How can we cultivate a language of loss?

This is an impossibility to understanding loss. No matter the number times we encounter it, loss always remains elusive—immanent in experience but transcendent of words. The 9th of Av marks a time when the Jewish People honor the deep losses of our national and individual lives, losses that evade articulation.

We are honoring this day by listening deeply to the voices of four people who experiences the most profound of losses. Along with those conversations, we are reading reflections, ideas, and emotions in 18Forty’s magazine on loss. May we cultivate a language of loss, and communicate more meaningfully, together.

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Intergenerational Divergence (Season 2)

This series is sponsored by our friend, Danny Turkel.

Judaism is a religious culture that places an intense emphasis on continuing the chain of tradition through the context of the family. Yet in an ever-changing contemporary world, families often disagree—sometimes in fundamental ways—about how to live this life. Faced with this disagreement between generations, some choose to ignore these differences, focusing instead on the seemingly uninterrupted flow of history within families. However, reflecting on intergenerational divergence offers important insights on the fundamental nature of family, faith communities, and religion in the contemporary world.

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