How good are we? And how can ritual help us become better?
Whether religious leaders or scientific experts, as human beings, we begin by trusting our source.
Where can technology and AI (artificial intelligence) can aid knowledge, and where it can harm human understanding?
What if we could use the principle of psychology not just to treat problems and shortcomings, but to reach our greatest potential?
Human beings have long wondered about the extent to which we truly have free will, or whether the path we travel is pre-ordained.
If you see someone wearing a cross, or a hijab, or a kipah, don’t assume they are anti-science. And if you hear someone works in a lab, or does experiments, or simply loves science, don’t assume they are anti-religious.
Most Jews are probably more likely to read the New York Times science section or watch “Cosmos” than to engage in Talmud study.
If we are aiming to truly change the world, we need to think more broadly and more rationally.
When it comes to religious rituals, the goal is to see, “How is this impacting my life, my outlook, or my connection with others?”
Patience is a required not only for awe-inspiring scientific discovery. It’s needed in our day-to-day lives, as well.