What’s so powerful about stories is that we can help edit or recontextualize them, especially if the events themselves were challenging at the time.
How are memory’s weaknesses actually its strengths, and how can we embrace them?
As Pesach approaches, what actually happens when you remember?
Memory, whether personal or collective, seems to be a central feature of Jewish practice.
By joining a neuroscientific analysis of memory with a religious exploration of remembrance, we can see how each process can help us understand the other — and ourselves.
So what was I thinking during my game?!
How did I prepare for Jeopardy!? In short, I studied – a lot. I mean, A LOT.
There were three main ways my Judaism influenced how I played Jeopardy! — and discovered lessons that can be good for all of us to learn.
If we want Judaism to “stick” for our students, we truly need to be intentional about how we do it.
As someone whose shelves are overflowing with books about cognitive science, and who often integrates these findings with Jewish teachings, I want to share three books that teach Jewish ideas.