Sinai and Synapses Fellow Brian Gallagher discusses the benefits — and potential downsides — of Buddhist meditation.
When we think about our “selves,” we think only about our bodies and everything inside of it. We forget that our “selves” actually extend far beyond our bodies.
How good are we? And how can ritual help us become better?
In today’s society, ideas have transformed into identity.
Human beings have long wondered about the extent to which we truly have free will, or whether the path we travel is pre-ordained.
We often forget that the question of “who am I?” is not a fixed one — it’s a contextual one.
Every story we tell is unique, and every story we tell is the same, because it’s the structure of a story that fosters that creativity and uniqueness.
As the saying goes, “Words create worlds,” so we want to know how our words impact ourselves and our friends.
A video interview with ELI Talks about the Science of Jewish Identity.
Passover reminds us that we are free, which means that we have the freedom to choose how we act. Yet those actions will ultimately define who we are.