"Doubt" Tagged Content
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.
The Process of Knowing: A Conversation With Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson
How does process theology — especially in the Jewish world — help us understand the relationship between religion and the scientific method?
What We Know and What We Believe: A Conversation with Tania Lombrozo, PhD
Rabbi Mitelman and Tania Lombrozo, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Princeton University, discuss how our brains latch onto and reject facts, and what that has to do with belief.
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.
Risks and Rewards in a World of Unknowns
Professors Emily Oster and Stuart Firestein offer advice for rabbis for deciding what to do about the High Holy Days during COVID-19 – and how to live with the unavoidable uncertainty.
Racism and the Professional Class
Who benefits from the policies white progressives are advocating? Are we fighting for racial justice, or for someone else’s justice? Or for no one’s? Until I know, I will be slow to speak and quick to question orthodoxies.
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.
The Science of Staying Socially Close When Physically Apart
In the time of COVID-19 and physical distancing, how can we maintain our personal and spiritual connections?
Is Faith Like ‘Fake News’?
As a scientist, it takes years of training and failing, and occasionally succeeding, to become comfortable with knowing that some day you might be proven wrong. How different that looks through the lens of faith!
Faith and Doubt in the Modern World
Mechon Hadar presents a fall lecture series about faith and doubt in light of science.
Bringing Rabbis and Scientists Together
How can we better integrate science and Jewish life, Jewish identity and Jewish values?
Can Science and Religion Co-Exist?
The video and audio from our panel discussion “Can Science and Religion Co-Exist?”