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Hubris and Humility – A Conversation With Dr. Stuart Firestein
Dr. Firestein argues that intellectual foibles such as failure and ignorance are actually an essential component of doing science.
The Quarantine Reviewed
Like all of our work on these High Holy Days, a “User Review” draws us out of our own individual concern and calls us to see the wider world around us.
Repairing the World With Science Tikkun
In this time of fragility, repairing the world is needed more than ever.
We Need to Slow Down. No, For Real This Time.
It might seem counterintuitive to look at a year when we’re hoping to be able to do more and say instead to ourselves, “let’s take a step back,” but I think that makes it all the more crucial.
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.
Religious and Scientific Miracles
As modern, scientific people, we tend to accept only natural explanations for events. Miracles can’t be the “answer” to questions we don’t yet understand.
When Do The Kids Go Back to School?: A Conversation with Emily Oster, PhD
What do we need to take into account when assessing risk for our children?
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.
Let the New Year bring a world that is sweet, not inherently, not because we ignore what is sour, but because we work to make it sweet.
Unetaneh Tokef in the “Muddy Middle”
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.
COVID-19 and the Least of These
The vulnerabilities of illness do not define the person, but require that they receive extra care.