Rabbi David Wolpe is spiritual leader of Temple Sinai in Los Angeles.
Where is our generation in the march of history? Are we, as Spengler wrote, “men of early winter,” coming along toward the end of the human story? Is a child born now, in the title of Brian Morton’s wonderful, wistful novel, “Starting Out in the Evening?”
In ancient times the world was new, and in what we call modern times the world is old. That age has effects, and though we may remain ignorant of history we live with its consequences.