Gaining an appreciation of the forest “kahal” was, for many of us, our entry point into thinking about the mystery of the natural world in a new way.
When time proves to be dizzyingly complex, we can find firm footing in the grounded truth and quiet expanse of Shabbat.
Science is exploration, and exploration begins with just two things that are really easy: ignorance, and a desire to stop being ignorant.
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.
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?
Nature is not an end in itself. Humanity is needed to complete that which was created to enhance what is natural.