1 year ago • Jun 17, 2023

The Terrible Cost of Zero Sum Thinking

Rabbi Sharon Brous

Parshat Shalakh Sermon. The sin of the spies sent to assess the Promised Land? These princes couldn’t fathom sharing power. That failure of moral imagination cost a whole generation, condemned to wander, landless and vulnerable for four decades before entering the land. Like so many people of privilege after them, the spies preferred that everyone suffer rather than share the abundance equitably and fairly. Let us not make the same miscalculation.

Listen: Spotify / Apple Podcasts