David DeSteno recently interviewed Rabbi Mitelman for “How God Works,” his podcast about science and religion.
As modern, scientific people, we tend to accept only natural explanations for events. Miracles can’t be the “answer” to questions we don’t yet understand.
Jewish law has much to say about the public health issues at play in vaccines, particularly how in this case protecting oneself is protecting many others at the same time.
In the time of COVID-19 and physical distancing, how can we maintain our personal and spiritual connections?
I am going to be thankful as I face this epidemic, and prudent, and prayerful (for those who’ve lost loved ones and are struggling to catch their next breath).
How could we be thrilled with one deal in March, and then, when it actually happens in October, be so upset?
Our greatest Jewish responsibility is to give thanks, because when we give thanks, we recognize the holy potential of our world and bring more of it into people’s lives.