One of the most powerful ways to bridge ideological barriers is to remind people that there is so much we don’t know about the world.
Climate change. Genetic engineering. Truth and falsehood on social media. The psychology of how we flourish. For most Jews, we look to science for knowledge and wisdom on how to think and talk about these topics. But they also raise deep religious, ethical and philosophical questions, as well. Unfortunately, our political and cultural conversation pits "science" against "religion," rather than trying to explore and integrate these human questions from multiple perspectives. "Sacred Science," hosted by Sinai and Synapses Founding Director Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman, talks with professors and rabbis, academics and practitioners, and scientists and religious thinkers to help us move beyond a simplistic and false "either / or" dichotomy to go in depth on the biggest questions we face in this world -- personally, societally, and globally.
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What does it take for us to change our beliefs, and how is it tied in with our identity and community?
How can we rethink work, play and their incentives in the new landscape of post-COVID America?
What is the interrelationship between body and mind, and how much thinking happens outside of our brains?
How does process theology — especially in the Jewish world — help us understand the relationship between religion and the scientific method?
How are new technologies — like virtual reality and spirituality apps — changing the religious landscape?
What job does ritual get done?
What was Muon g-2 experiment, why was it so exciting, and what theological questions did it create?
David B. Yaden, PhD researches two topics in psychology that may be more (or less?) religious than they seem: professional callings and transcendent experiences.
Rabbi Mitelman spoke with Professor Larisa Heiphetz, who researches how both children and adults develop morality through their social worlds.