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.
Morality-as-cooperation is pushing researchers in moral psychology to think more rigorously about the evolutionary background and specific processes that might give rise to moral sentiments.
Our social emotions, like anger, compassion, guilt and gratitude, are really designed to help us solve the Tragedy of the Commons.
Since 1970, trust in science has decreased significantly among conservatives and regular churchgoers, and as a pastor and former evangelical, I need to know why.
How did supernatural beliefs allow societies to bond and spread?
“Jewish Geography” is more than a social phenomenon – it is a testament to the belief, literal or metaphorical, that Jews share a common ancestry.
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.