Humanity has a unique capacity to reshape the world through its embrace of technology. As technological progress becomes exponentially faster, however, we are faced with difficult questions about how to govern it as it begins to take on a life of its own. When does a new technology become no longer ours, and how might Jewish wisdom help us anticipate how the fruits of our creations could redound back on us?

Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz is the rabbi of Congregation B’nai Shalom in Westborough, MA. Rabbi Gurevitz was ordained from Hebrew Union College in 2006. She received her doctorate in Cultural Geography from University College London in 1999. She is an Associate of CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership), where she was in the pioneering fellowship year of Rabbis Without Borders, was selected for a LEAP fellowship (a partnership project with the Katz Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at UPenn), and serves as a mentor with CLI program (Clergy Leadership Incubator). Her synagogue was part of Sinai and Synapses’ project Scientists in Synagogues in 2016.

 

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Next week, January 12th, at 2 pm Eastern, we will speaking with Tania Lombrozo, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director of the Concepts and Cognition Lab at Princeton University, who frequently contributes to publications such as NPR on the cognitive psychology of fake news.

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