New ways of meeting and keeping in contact with each other, such as social media, present us with a whole new set of information on which we can base our judgments of others.
If you are a traditional Jew and see a slice of meat that’s likely — but not certain — to be kosher, what do you do?
How can we better integrate science and Jewish life, Jewish identity and Jewish values?
Sometimes, knowledge isn’t just instrumental — it can have tremendous inherent beauty, even if it is totally useless.
Jonathan Morgan and Rev. Doug Hammack share how both science and religion have influenced their views on both love and truth.
For many Christians, Christianity and science are not in opposition; rather, they both serve as ways to search for truth.
Atheism and agnosticism are almost totally independent of each other — and in fact, many Jews (myself included) would likely self-identify as “agnostic theists.”
We hold certain beliefs, including beliefs about God — in particular, who or what God is (or is not) and how God acts (or doesn’t act) in the world. But what doesn’t happen often enough — whether someone is a fundamentalist, an atheist, or anything in between — is a willingness to rethink what we believe about God based on new ideas and new experiences.
We know that no movie that is “based on a true story” is ever the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The editors decide what stays in, what gets cut, and what order the story should be told in. What we forget is that our lives are “based on a true story,” as well.
In the internet age, we are all not only consumers of content, but producers of it, as well. Anything we say or share might become the basis of others’ work, and more likely than not, they will simply have to trust that we are telling the truth.