We need to follow great advice to be independent thinkers.
How can religion and spirituality help us repair our connections within ourselves, with others and with God?
How does process theology — especially in the Jewish world — help us understand the relationship between religion and the scientific method?
For months now, we’ve been making real sacrifices. And since the downsides are clear, apparent and immediate, while the victories are invisible, uncertain and down the road, it’s been really difficult, both emotionally and financially.
The purpose of the mask is not just medical. It is an outward display of an inner feeling of sadness, and it shows others that we are coping with a difficult time, and that this summer lacks the same joy as last year’s.
We sat down with Roger Price, founder of the blog Judaism and Science, to discuss how the Jewish world is looking to the past and future to handle COVID-19.
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.
Right now we are living with communal grief, if not also personal grief. It is hard to see our holiness, but it is there.
At the core of our Jewish tradition stands a powerful bulwark against a temptation to insist that creation really took just six days, six thousand years ago.
Like the paradigmatic blessing for rain, the Shabbat practice of blessing children offers the gift of love in exchange for nothing.