Since they have diametrically opposed impacts on society, it is virtually unintelligible to link religion and race. However much this may be so, it would be ill advised to consider them radically disconnected or as always operating as opposing forces.
How do we build more a just and compassionate world during the COVID-19 crisis?
Right now we are living with communal grief, if not also personal grief. It is hard to see our holiness, but it is there.
In the midst of COVID-19, how have faith communities been grappling with questions of access and justice?
Citizen science can be a great way to feel like you’re part of something bigger.
The difficulty of judging our need for physical distance can turn into something much worse: moral distance.
In the time of COVID-19 and physical distancing, how can we maintain our personal and spiritual connections?
Rituals transform social facts into physical realities, and so the coronavirus is forcing us to change, adapt, or maybe even lose some of those concrete and physical connections.
What was that darkness? A black hole? What was that light? Electromagnetic energy? Radiation?
We may associate the Jewish New Year with inward reflection, but the Mishnah and the commentaries are clear that Judaism treats teshuvah as a fundamentally social process.