Like all of our work on these High Holy Days, a “User Review” draws us out of our own individual concern and calls us to see the wider world around us.
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.
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 need to follow great advice to be independent thinkers.
Every nucleus of every cell of everything alive today is a repository of past wisdom in the form of texts that continue to inform the present.
Jewish tradition is about confronting rather than denying negative events, not to be morbid, but as a way to reconcile with one’s past in order to move forward.
The story of how modern mathematics developed in the Middle Ages is one of cooperation among people of faiths that are often seen as being in conflict: Catholicism, Judaism and Islam
Accounting for how our minds and bodies sync up during moments of care and concern helps us understand how we can perform hesed – acts of loving-kindness.
Perhaps the real risk is not the artificial intelligence itself, but our relationship to it as human beings.
How do we picture an infinite God being with us?