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The fact that Tay-Sachs disease has been essentially eliminated from the population in which it was most frequent is glowing testimony to what we can do when we try.
When we recount the Haggadah through the symbolic actions of Pesach-matzah-maror, we are not simply recalling a historical event, but are engaging in a process of self-perfection, striving toward human wholeness, and experiencing divine spirituality.
How can details and discoveries from archaeology help illuminate day-to-day life as described in the Torah?
When it comes to rare diseases, it’s the loneliness that gets you. But there are many more stories just like ours.
How can both psychology and Judaism help us look at freedom of choice, happiness and gratitude?
If we know the universe at one moment, does that determine everything into the future?
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.
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?
The miraculous discovery of Ilan Ramon’s crew notebook and its contents provide an unequaled opportunity for his thoughts and vision to live on.
How can we bring wisdom from our cultural, civic and religious surroundings to bear on how we use genetic biotechnology?
There’s a preference in ChatGPT for finding commonality and agreement – sometimes at the expense of actual argumentation.
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.