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What Does It Mean to Be a Person? Views From Psychology
How can both psychology and Judaism help us look at freedom of choice, happiness and gratitude?
Are You Just a Machine? Perspectives from Physics
If we know the universe at one moment, does that determine everything into the future?
The Space in Between
For both the dwelling-place of God and the neural activity in our brain, the empty space in between is what allows for learning to happen.
Habits and Awareness: A Neuroscientist’s Perspective
Are humans on autopilot, relying on habits to navigate the world, or are we fully in control of our lives, actively deciding who we are and who we want to be?
A Jewish Legacy In Space: Honoring Col. Ilan Ramon z”l
The miraculous discovery of Ilan Ramon’s crew notebook and its contents provide an unequaled opportunity for his thoughts and vision to live on.
Medical Ethics and New Technology: We Can Do It – But Should We?
How can we bring wisdom from our cultural, civic and religious surroundings to bear on how we use genetic biotechnology?
ChatGPT Isn’t Good at Arguments. Can We Humans Do Better?
There’s a preference in ChatGPT for finding commonality and agreement – sometimes at the expense of actual argumentation.
Hanukkah Isn’t Just About Being Different
The real challenge — for both the Jews in the 160s BCE and those of us living today — centers on how we integrate the universal and the particular.
In (Cosmic) Light of Chanukkah
On Chanukkah, we are all challenged not to take the many hours of darkness each day at face value.
How Science Changes the Way We Think, According to Ten Leading Scientists
A group of prominent scientists, including alumni of the Sinai and Synapses Fellowship, shares how research has changed them.
What Does “Eternal” Mean?
God’s view of time could be stranger and more complex than either Newton or Augustine thought.
Did Esau Fail the Marshmallow Experiment?
Impulsiveness is easier to understand when there are no guarantees.