The Idea

Paths all begin with the Idea, less than thirty minutes for you designed and prepared to stimulate your thoughts and bring you the wholesome ideas that you cannot get anywhere else on the internet. You'll meet your engaging guide and continue down the Path to the Evidence and the Relevance.

How the Hebrew Bible invented politics, and what it can teach us about making our politics better.

You say you want a revolution
This is how we do it
Heaven is a place on Earth

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The Evidence

Flip through the Evidence a set of primary sources and inspiring ideas connected to the Idea. With our specialized comments, you'll see how the concepts we shared go beyond platitudes, but rather stem from age old sources of the Hebrew Bible and other significant texts.

The Relevance

Dive into the Relevance where you get something to read, watch, and listen to. That takes the concepts you explored in the Idea and brings them to life in the world around you. Click to benefit from these pieces of relevance.

  • Power can only get you so far; persuasion can always get you further.
  • Trust the expert. Also, trust the visionaries, even when they disagree with the experts.
  • There’s no substitute for the clear, moral voice of a prophet.
  • Everybody fails. The goal is to fail better.
  • In life, you can either be Athens, and only care about what goes on in your own home, or you can be Jerusalem, and try to model behavior you’d like to see in others.
A Path guided by

Dr. Ari Lamm

Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm is the founder of The Joshua Project. He is one of the youngest leaders of a major Jewish organization in the U.S., serving as chief executive of Bnai Zion, which has supported educational and humanitarian projects in the United States and Israel for over 112 years. Rabbi Lamm is a Princeton-trained historian of religion.