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Rabbi Daniel Lapin, known world-wide as America's Rabbi, is a noted rabbinic scholar, best-selling author and host of the Rabbi Daniel Lapin podcast. He reveals how the world REALLY works and reminds us that the more things change, the more we need to depend upon those things that never change.

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May 12, 2019

A tragedy is something that causes suffering, distress and destruction. A terrible tragedy is a tragedy that could have easily been prevented. Ancient Jewish wisdom can prevent those tragedies. When people marry without knowledge of how the world REALLY works, it’s usually just as tragic as when a pilot takes off in an airplane type for which he’s had inadequate training. When people choose careers or start families without any knowledge of the ages, it is nearly always a terrible tragedy. It didn’t have to happen and it is almost impossible to repair. Young people are vulnerable to immoral professors spewing propaganda partially because they have no knowledge of the ages. If a 23 year-old techie tells me that super-injection is now possible in single material semiconductors, I am astounded at his knowledge and assume he’s right. If that same individual tells me that men can become women or that the profit motive is obnoxious, I weep at his folly. If we lived for 1,000  years, by the time we reach middle age we’d all be quite smart. Tragically, many dreadful mistakes foisted upon us by a revolutionary and progressive culture only get debunked after we’ve ruined our lives following them. (Hope you’re listening, young women!) Why talking to an old person could be the best afternoon you’ve spent in years. We used to be led by ‘Elders”—today we praise some very stupid politicians because they’re young and fresh-faced.  New is a useful marketing word, but it has nothing to do with truth. The gift of ancient Jewish wisdom is living as if we all had 1,000 years of life experience.