Science is exploration, and exploration begins with just two things that are really easy: ignorance, and a desire to stop being ignorant.
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.
What does long-standing Jewish wisdom have to say about the very recent concept of growing organs?
What does it mean when we make a choice, or when we say we like or dislike something?
The fact that a poetic statement like “human life is like a bowl of cherries” is a false scientific fact does not detract from its profound truth, reality, and insight.
All stars have light, even the ones that don’t seem to have it on the surface.
Ritual telescopes time and place, bringing together past, present and future, sacred space and wherever we happen to be.
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?