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What Does “Purity” Mean?
Subconsciously, we tend to link physical and moral purity, but they’re not always linked.
Repairing the World With Science Tikkun
In this time of fragility, repairing the world is needed more than ever.
When “Right and Wrong” Come Down to Luck
We all struggle, we all deal with both good and bad luck, and even our moral judgments are not fully the results of our own decisions.
Jewish Values on Vaccinations
Jewish law has much to say about the public health issues at play in vaccines, particularly how in this case protecting oneself is protecting many others at the same time.
Jewish Ethics in COVID-19
Since none are beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, whatever is thought about it, including bioethical thinking about it, is necessarily being done from within it.
COVID-19 and the Least of These
The vulnerabilities of illness do not define the person, but require that they receive extra care.
The Religio-Emotional Significance of Wearing a COVID Mask
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.
Corona and Keter, Disease and Divinity
Rather than seeing God as decreeing disease, we’re better off recognizing how human beings affect the cosmos and, in turn, the divine.
If You Build It…
I kept waking up at night with the image of field hospitals in my head and thinking, “We’re going to have to build field hospitals.” My only experience with field hospitals was watching M*A*S*H* and seeing news reports from other countries in crisis.
The Parable of the Coronavirus Pandemic — Live Life to Help Others
The truth is one day we will all die. COVID-19 is forcing us to ask how we will choose to live.
Scientific Conflict About the Coronavirus Lockdown
There is a unique danger of data wonkishness: putting so much stock in scientific abstractions that reality itself becomes invisible.
Moral Proximity in a Time of Social Distance
The difficulty of judging our need for physical distance can turn into something much worse: moral distance.