"My Jewish Learning" Tagged Content (Page 2)
In the new movie “Inside Out,” all of the emotions are pure in their coloring — except for Joy. Why?
If transcendence can help us become better people, then not only science, but religion, can add something to the conversation, as well.
How do we cultivate a sense of spirituality in children? And are there additional benefits that can accrue by giving our children spiritual language?
Our reaction to Trevor Noah or Lena Dunham is not so much about them as it is about us.
While meaning is certainly subjective, morality is also not completely objective, either.
How do Jews perceive the relationship between Judaism and science?
One wonderful metaphor for the shofar blast on Rosh Hashanah is that of an alarm clock, waking us up to the ways we have acted, and helping us to become the people we wish to be. But all too often, we are likely to hit the snooze button.
“The Simpsons” is not simply entertaining — its humor often acts as a vehicle for learning.
The reason why so many liberal Jews are feeling so torn about what is happening in Israel right now — two of our foundational beliefs are in conflict.
As someone whose shelves are overflowing with books about cognitive science, and who often integrates these findings with Jewish teachings, I want to share three books that teach Jewish ideas.
Passover reminds us that we are free, which means that we have the freedom to choose how we act. Yet those actions will ultimately define who we are.
Belief, joy, awe, curiosity — these feelings are more than religious. They are more than scientific. They are reflections of the best of what it means to be human. They are the sources from which both religion and science spring.