Ritual telescopes time and place, bringing together past, present and future, sacred space and wherever we happen to be.
Each of the congregations selected by Scientists in Synagogues agreed to create content such as blogposts, videos, and other resources surrounding Judaism and science. The topics they explore range from the neuroscience of free will to astrobiology to technology, and so here you will find all the content resources that have arisen out of this initiative.
Where can technology and AI (artificial intelligence) can aid knowledge, and where it can harm human understanding?
What are the ethical implications of the latest developments in genetic engineering and the impact on improving the quality of human life?
What does the sukkah tell us about where the “natural” ends and man’s making, the “artificial,” begins?
What is awe? And where do we find it on Yom Kippur? And why?
Nature is not an end in itself. Humanity is needed to complete that which was created to enhance what is natural.
Human beings have long wondered about the extent to which we truly have free will, or whether the path we travel is pre-ordained.
Is there some unique essence that separates natural-born humans from creations that seem to reproduce the same electro-chemical workings as the human brain (“a soul”)?
Are we hard-wired to believe in God? This is an area of investigation that has been called by some “neurotheology.”
Once we have set down a certain path, human nature makes it increasingly difficult to reverse course.