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The Hebrew Bible is every bit America’s moral founding document as the Constitution is our political founding document. Every week, Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm, speaks with thinkers, writers, artists, and faith leaders to explore how the Bible continues to inform our lives today, from politics to psychology to pop culture, bringing Americans of different traditions and persuasions closer together as so much else threatens to pull us apart.

Good Faith Effort The Joshua Network

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 132 Ratings

The Hebrew Bible is every bit America’s moral founding document as the Constitution is our political founding document. Every week, Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm, speaks with thinkers, writers, artists, and faith leaders to explore how the Bible continues to inform our lives today, from politics to psychology to pop culture, bringing Americans of different traditions and persuasions closer together as so much else threatens to pull us apart.

    Anna Gát - A Community of Learning

    Anna Gát - A Community of Learning

    How do we expand learning and idea generation to broader populations? How do we create communities around ideas? Can traditional community and individual excellence coexist? Rabbi Lamm spoke about all of this to Anna Gát, one of the most exciting intellectual entrepreneurs in the world about her quest to do exactly this.
    To learn more about the community Rabbi Lamm and Anna talked about, visit https://interintellect.com/
    Good Faith Effort is a production of Bnai Zion and SoulShop.

    • 46 min
    Chris Herring - Faith and Basketball

    Chris Herring - Faith and Basketball

    Human societies are built on stories, and there are few domains of public life as ripe with storytelling potential as sports. Now, often the kinds of stories we tell around sports involve heroes, conquest, getting to the mountaintop and seeing the promised land. It’s much rarer to tell stories about striving mightily before accepting defeat, and learning to live with and grow from failure. So that’s why Ari brought on Sport Illustrated’s Chris Herring to talk about the most famous teams ever…that didn’t make it: the 1990s New York Knicks. Along the way they talk about resilience, the spiritual value of sports fandom, the importance of tradition, Chris’s own spiritual journey, the reason why NBA players seem so disproportionately faith-inclined, the trajectory of hip hop in Chicago, and much more! You can order a copy of Chris’s new book today: Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks
    Good Faith Effort is a production of Bnai Zion and SoulShop.

    • 47 min
    Eli Lake-Journalism, Foreign Policy, and Hip Hop

    Eli Lake-Journalism, Foreign Policy, and Hip Hop

    Eli Lake is one of the best journalists and foreign affairs commentators in America. This week he joins Ari to talk about American foreign policy; the defense industry; the case for gangsta rap; the most underrated hip hop city; why Van Morrison is amazing; how to talk about Israel in this generation…and then turns the tables and interviews Ari about Judaism and politics!
    Good Faith Effort is a production of Bnai Zion and SoulShop.

    • 55 min
    Russ Roberts -- From the Bible to Hayek

    Russ Roberts -- From the Bible to Hayek

    Russ Roberts is one of the greatest educators alive. He hosts one of the most legendary, popular educational podcasts of all time—EconTalk, on economics, culture, politics—he’s a well-known academic, and even produces viral hip hop videos viewed millions of times about great economic debates. And at the apex of this remarkable career…he picked himself up and moved to a foreign country, Israel, where he took over as President of a college dedicated to studying great texts and asking big questions. Why?
    On this episode, Ari spoke with Russ about his journey. They talked about pronatalism in Israel; the narrative thrust of the Book of Genesis; a political economy perspective on Deuteronomy; where Adam Smith, Friedrich Hayek and the Bible converge; why Jewish tradition would be helpful in the era of crypto; the role of oral tradition in Russ’s creative work and society at large; and so much more.

    • 50 min
    Scott Shay - Finance and Faith

    Scott Shay - Finance and Faith

    How do we ensure that our society is educating well? How can we transmit to the next generation the wisdom they need to be thinkers and the practical knowledge they need to be builders? And crucially, how do we avoid siloing these two essential components of a healthy civilization? To unpack this, Rabbi Lamm spoke to one of America’s preeminent thinkers and builders -- the Founder and CEO of Signature Bank and bestselling public thinker about everything from religion, to education, to culture: Scott Shay!
    Good Faith Effort is a production of Bnai Zion and SoulShop.

    • 40 min
    Ethan Strauss - Sports, Society and Being a Normal Person

    Ethan Strauss - Sports, Society and Being a Normal Person

    Can the NBA teach us something about real life? Why has the political culture around sports gotten so insane? And seriously why did everyone hate that Kevin Durant-era Warriors team?
    This week Ari spoke about all this and more with sports journalist Ethan Strauss, formerly the Warriors beat writer for ESPN and The Athletic, and now the proprietor of the fantastic SubStack, House of Strauss!
    Good Faith Effort is a production of Bnai Zion and SoulShop.

    • 39 min

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