What’s the difference between “trauma” and regular sadness? Where does trauma truly reside? What are the open questions surrounding trauma? And what scientific and religious tools can we use to help us deal with trauma?

As part of the Sinai and Synapses Discussion Forum focusing on “When Religion Heals, When Science Heals,” Sinai and Synapses Fellows John Sianghio and Rabbi Arielle Hanien explore these questions through the lens of their experiences in pastoral work, religious philosophy, somatic healing and even deployment in Afghanistan.