In this time of fragility, repairing the world is needed more than ever.
It might seem counterintuitive to look at a year when we’re hoping to be able to do more and say instead to ourselves, “let’s take a step back,” but I think that makes it all the more crucial.
We all struggle, we all deal with both good and bad luck, and even our moral judgments are not fully the results of our own decisions.
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.
A conversation between Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman and Dr. David DeSteno about how religious rituals are designed to help us find relief, connection and solace.
Let the New Year bring a world that is sweet, not inherently, not because we ignore what is sour, but because we work to make it sweet.
Hate needs a vaccine. As Dr. King Jr said, “the time is always right to do what is right”. Now is the right time.
For months now, we’ve been making real sacrifices. And since the downsides are clear, apparent and immediate, while the victories are invisible, uncertain and down the road, it’s been really difficult, both emotionally and financially.
Professors Emily Oster and Stuart Firestein offer advice for rabbis for deciding what to do about the High Holy Days during COVID-19 – and how to live with the unavoidable uncertainty.
The difficulty of judging our need for physical distance can turn into something much worse: moral distance.