Matisyahu’s “One Day” and the Burden of Hope: An Advent Reflection

By Danny Anderson This semester, I taught Chaim Potok‚Äôs The Chosen, the story of young, Hasidic Jew, Danny Saunders, and his journey to an orthodoxy that still engages the world outside his Hasidic community.  In an attempt to explain that dynamic to my mostly Catholic students, I brought up the example of Matisyahu, the hip-hop-reggae-human beatbox…