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Gersonides And the Limits of Knowledge
Dr. Snezana Lawrence offers a look at the life of Gersonides, a medieval rabbi and mathematician who in many ways was ahead of his time.
The Symbolism of Old Gods and the U.S. Capitol Assault
As people unmoored from vertically transmitted traditions cast desperately around for something to believe in, things are going to get weird. No, scratch that. Weirder.
Why the Gods Destroyed Humans: The Biblical and Mesopotamian Flood Narratives
The Noah’s Ark narrative may be popular with children, but it is also a disturbing tale of “do-overs.”
Science Isn’t Just “How,” Religion Isn’t Just “Why”
Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson explains why both science and religion need humility – and each other.
Bringing Rabbis and Scientists Together
How can we better integrate science and Jewish life, Jewish identity and Jewish values?
Our Life: Based on a True Story
We know that no movie that is “based on a true story” is ever the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The editors decide what stays in, what gets cut, and what order the story should be told in. What we forget is that our lives are “based on a true story,” as well.