This month, we are exploring relationships. We’ll be speaking with people with experience all along the spectrum of relationships, from singlehood, to marriage, to problematic and unsafe relationships. We’ll be thinking about the many vulnerabilities of life in relationship, through conversations with our host, David Bashevkin, Esther Williams and Dr. Shoshannah Frydman from the Shalom Task Force, Zahava Moskowitz, and Channah Cohen.
Choice and Commitment: How can we foster committed relationships in an era of radical choice?
Cultures of Dating: How can one navigate the expectations, obligations, and sensitivities, of the different worlds of Jewish dating?
Ways of Seeing: How does one decide what to look for in love, and know what not to look for?
Our decisions in life, big and small, have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. We often assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But is this always the case? In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains at what point choice individual freedom becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. Schwartz argues that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives.