What leads Jewish law to adapt to new scientific discoveries, and what causes it to remain steadfast?
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.
Our social emotions, like anger, compassion, guilt and gratitude, are really designed to help us solve the Tragedy of the Commons.
Sources as ancient as the Talmud say that even if we know intellectually that a habit is wrong, we’ll often keep doing it. Why?
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.
In recent centuries, we have internalized the problem of Amalek, recognizing that in every society there is the potential to be incited to violence and dominance.
Adult ethical decisions tend not to be about right and wrong – they’re about two competing “rights.” How do we teach our machines to understand this?
Despite a disappointing result, the SpaceIL team captured the imagination of the entire world with the daring Beresheet mission.
CNN anchor Dana Bash spoke at Congregation Shir Hadash, in the heart of Silicon Valley, about how her Judaism influenced her journalistic work, as well as how the advent of social media has changed how we talk to one another.
Although the origin of the Golden Rule may lie thousands of years in the past, there is another variant of the rule, even more ancient, that needs our attention.
It is ok for people to have disagreements – on politics, on faith, on religion, on leadership. But we need to understand how to be in dialogue with one another.