Amid the sweetness and celebration of Rosh Hashana, rituals like Yizkor and hearing the sound of the shofar open up access to emotions that we often bottle up.
What’s the connection between religion and health? In a tense and conflict-ridden world, how can religion and science help bridge divides? How can religion and science join together to help us overcome trauma?
These are a few of the questions that this Sinai and Synapses Discussion Forum explores.
In today’s society, ideas have transformed into identity.
How can the workplace and our other social institutions help dispel the myth that everyone is just in it for themselves?
The problem with empathy is that we tend to focus on what’s immediately in front of us, which means that we lose the opportunities to make a big difference.
Can religion — as a source of creative meaning — “inoculate” us against the fears that naturally arise?
We shouldn’t stop consulting traditional world maps, with their borders and demarcations. But we could probably all benefit from a glance at the Pale Blue Dot map, too.
What scientific and religious tools can we use to help us deal with trauma?
We are mindful of that web that connects all of us, and we will, God-willing, emerge to tread more softly, honoring one another in our shared human vulnerability.
When we join hands we do so with wounds still open.
Once I accept reality, I can begin to work on the world as it is, rather than the world that exists in my head.