Content by 2017-2019 Sinai and Synapses Fellows (Page 2)
Rabbi Rachael Jackson is uniquely well-situated to bring Jewish wisdom to science, and to break down some of the complex debates in science for the general population.
The psychological need for understanding the world is joined by two other needs that underlie conspiracism—feeling safe, and belonging to social groups that affirm or encourage self-respect.
Hate needs a vaccine. As Dr. King Jr said, “the time is always right to do what is right”. Now is the right time.
We tend to think astrobiology as the search for alien life, but I consider it something quite different.
How can we transform our meditations on the evil of the pandemic, from speculation about causes and goals, into a call to action?
Right now we are living with communal grief, if not also personal grief. It is hard to see our holiness, but it is there.
Perhaps we will remember this time by the actions we took, not the time spent in our homes. Perhaps we will measure this time in phone calls, in virtual connectivity, in mask-clad smiles.
Why does God allow suffering?
When we look up at the vastness of the universe, does that make us feel very small, or does it make us feel connected to something so much larger?
What happens in our bodies and in our brains when we join together in a communal liturgy, where people sing or dance or celebrate together?
What is the interplay between the things that make us human and the things that make us superhuman?
If humans aren’t self-contained units, what’s our responsibility to the other elements that we’re connected to?