How much time do I spend online? What can I do to make better use of my time on and offline to be a happier and more productive person? How can we do this together? Shmita exists in the grid of sacred time. This ancient construct can help us in the modern world to take time out, reflect on our time management, and commit to more grounded practices and choices in our everyday life.
This month’s conversation features selections from classical sources about Shmita and contemporary texts about digital wellbeing, highlighting Douglas Rushkoff’s Program or Be Programmed – a template for TEN COMMANDS to help us live better digital lives. The first command: Do Not Be Always On.
The music for this episode is Escape by BlueTech.
He is currently a rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Amichai was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Israel (2008-2009) and is a consultant to the Reboot Network, a member of the URJ Faculty Team, and a fellow of the new Clergy Leadership Institute. He is the proud Abba of Alice, Ezra, and Charlotte-Hallel.