Content on Astronomy
A Jewish Legacy In Space: Honoring Col. Ilan Ramon z”l
The miraculous discovery of Ilan Ramon’s crew notebook and its contents provide an unequaled opportunity for his thoughts and vision to live on.
The Size, Age, and Origin of the Universe: Modern Scientific and Jewish Mystical Views
The great questions of origin and scope are hallmarks of both faith and science. But only faith can contemplate purpose.
A Conversation on Cosmology
If we can see how far light has traveled, might we be able to go back to where it all began?
A Blessing in Space: A Conversation with Michael Kaplan
What can a shul-going Jewish space engineer — who worked on the James Webb Space Telescope — teach us about spirituality and science?
The Stars in the Past Give Us a Powerful Present
Images of the James Webb telescope lend a new meaning to this phrase from Ibn Ezra: “There are images of stars that step forth in the sky that never existed and were never known.”
Physics and Faith on a New Scale: A Conversation with Michael Dine, PhD
When a rabbi and physicist are a married couple, the depth of the conversations that emerge is a fascinating topic.
Far-Out Ideas: A Conversation with Ethan Siegel, PhD
Rabbi Mitelman and Dr. Ethan Siegel discuss the wonders of the universe, as well as how to share and talk about them with other people.
Are We Alone? Reason, Religion, and the Search for Life in the Universe
Space exploration provides a look at our need to be exceptional, and our desire to have company, in the universe.
Finding Ourselves in the Stars
When we look up at the vastness of the universe, does that make us feel very small, or does it make us feel connected to something so much larger?
God(s) On Other Planets?
In Psalm 145, God, the “God of Worlds,” named all the stars. Does the plural use of “worlds” imply other worlds where life exists?
Science says space debris formed the Moon. Others say it was God. They’re both right.
My Journey Helping SpaceIL’s “Apollo Moment”
Despite a disappointing result, the SpaceIL team captured the imagination of the entire world with the daring Beresheet mission.