The Noah’s Ark narrative may be popular with children, but it is also a disturbing tale of “do-overs.”
Each of the congregations selected by Scientists in Synagogues agreed to create content such as blogposts, videos, and other resources surrounding Judaism and science. The topics they explore range from the neuroscience of free will to astrobiology to technology, and so here you will find all the content resources that have arisen out of this initiative.
If the story of Noah’s Ark was inspired by something that really happened, what does that tell us about our relationship with our environment?
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.
We can grow in faith by deepening our patience toward God, but we grow in strength by preserving a small seed of loving impatience toward ourselves.
At the core of our Jewish tradition stands a powerful bulwark against a temptation to insist that creation really took just six days, six thousand years ago.
The Jewish view of consciousness is not of homeostasis but of dynamism, conflict and change. Each moment we choose whether to be selfish or kind, impulsive or reflective.
Our souls develop within a web of relationships and it is through our experiences and actions that we evolve into who we are and how we think.
What was that darkness? A black hole? What was that light? Electromagnetic energy? Radiation?
At the Jewish Center of Princeton, NJ, Rabbi Daniel Nevins, the Pearl Resnick Dean of the JTS Rabbinical School, joined Michael Graziano, PhD, to explore the topic “How Do You Think? A Jewish & Scientific Exploration of Consciousness.”
Memory, whether personal or collective, seems to be a central feature of Jewish practice.