Events (Page 4)
As part of Scientists in Synagogues, East End Temple welcomes rising stars and leading lights in mechanobiology, neurology, and immunotherapy to reflect on the intersection between science and Judaism in their lives, vocations, and worldviews.
What questions or problems could the life-giving act of organ donation raise for a tradition that puts such a premium on pikuah nefesh (the preservation of life)?
We have learned that we are in a corner of the universe that is typical, not exceptional. But is the same true of biology?
A virtual session presented by Michelle “Lani” Shiota, an associate professor of social psychology at Arizona State University.
As part of Scientists in Synagogues, Temple Beth El (Ithaca) will host speakers representing an area of disciplinary expertise in the sciences and technology, who will appear opposite Jewish authorities speaking about the cultural, philosophical, theological or ritual dimensions of that same topic.
For Scientists in Synagogues, Valley Beit Midrash hosts a conversation about the discovery of Proxima b and its potential to host life as we know it, and discuss its relevance to us here on Earth.
Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman discusses the ParDes method of interpretation.
Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman discusses the translation of the Bible and frequent misunderstandings that can come about as a result.
When humanity confronts a threat to life as we know it, which includes widespread human suffering and death, conventional perspectives on the nature of reality, including the divine reality, are thrown into a tailspin.
How can we better integrate new and changing facts, as well as differing and challenging perspectives, as we teach, preach and connect with others — both on our sacred texts and the events of our own lives?
Sinai and Synapses Fellow Briana Pobiner and genetic anthropologist Miguel Vilar discuss what genetic information has taught us about where we all come from.
While we may want to think that “no one is taught to hate,” we all have the potential within us for both exacerbating and reducing hatred.