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 happens in our bodies and in our brains when we join together in a communal liturgy, where people sing or dance or celebrate together?
How can a “Technology Shabbat” – a day away from screens – be informed by Judaism?
Like the paradigmatic blessing for rain, the Shabbat practice of blessing children offers the gift of love in exchange for nothing.
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.
Jonathan Morgan and Connor Wood discuss their new research about religion, cognitive styles, and intuition.
When time proves to be dizzyingly complex, we can find firm footing in the grounded truth and quiet expanse of Shabbat.
Sinai and Synapses Fellowship alum Connor Wood discusses new research that complicates the idea that synchrony in action always leads to synchrony in thought and spirit.
This prayer recited as day turns to night helps to acknowledge moments of transition we often miss.
How good are we? And how can ritual help us become better?