Professors Emily Oster and Stuart Firestein offer advice for rabbis for deciding what to do about the High Holy Days during COVID-19 – and how to live with the unavoidable uncertainty.
Who benefits from the policies white progressives are advocating? Are we fighting for racial justice, or for someone else’s justice? Or for no one’s? Until I know, I will be slow to speak and quick to question orthodoxies.
There is a unique danger of data wonkishness: putting so much stock in scientific abstractions that reality itself becomes invisible.
In the time of COVID-19 and physical distancing, how can we maintain our personal and spiritual connections?
As a scientist, it takes years of training and failing, and occasionally succeeding, to become comfortable with knowing that some day you might be proven wrong. How different that looks through the lens of faith!
Mechon Hadar presents a fall lecture series about faith and doubt in light of science.
How can we better integrate science and Jewish life, Jewish identity and Jewish values?
The video and audio from our panel discussion “Can Science and Religion Co-Exist?”
Knowledge and uncertainty, and belief and doubt, are often two sides of the same coin, and it’s the dynamic relationship between the two that drives us forward. At the second Sinai and Synapses seminar, Professors Karl Giberson and Stuart Firestein share their thoughts on this tension.
Atheism and agnosticism are almost totally independent of each other — and in fact, many Jews (myself included) would likely self-identify as “agnostic theists.”