How good are we? And how can ritual help us become better?
In today’s society, ideas have transformed into identity.
Every mammal, big or small, has the same number of heartbeats in its life. I wondered whether the same laws of “scaling” would apply to the Jewish community.
Meaning is contextual. It allows us to change the story. And that, too, is a source of power.
Human beings have long wondered about the extent to which we truly have free will, or whether the path we travel is pre-ordained.
If you see someone wearing a cross, or a hijab, or a kipah, don’t assume they are anti-science. And if you hear someone works in a lab, or does experiments, or simply loves science, don’t assume they are anti-religious.
Most Jews are probably more likely to read the New York Times science section or watch “Cosmos” than to engage in Talmud study.
When it comes to religious rituals, the goal is to see, “How is this impacting my life, my outlook, or my connection with others?”
Patience is a required not only for awe-inspiring scientific discovery. It’s needed in our day-to-day lives, as well.
In the new movie “Inside Out,” all of the emotions are pure in their coloring — except for Joy. Why?