Content on Awe
In (Cosmic) Light of Chanukkah
On Chanukkah, we are all challenged not to take the many hours of darkness each day at face value.
We do not have as much control over our lives as we would like. But we do have a choice in how we perceive the world around us.
Seeking Awe and Wonder
One way that Judaism teaches us to give voice, despite our speechlessness, is to invoke God’s name with words of blessing to give content and form to our awe and wonder.
Awe and Wonder Through a Microscope
There is just as much awe to be found through a microscope as a telescope.
When Awe Fuels the Fire: A Conversation With Megan Powell Cuzzolino, EdD
One of the most powerful ways to bridge ideological barriers is to remind people that there is so much we don’t know about the world.
What We Can Learn from Scientists’ Awe Experiences
Science progresses only through scientists, who are indeed human beings – and perhaps one key to unlocking their excitement is a sense of awe.
The Varieties of Transcendent Experience: A Conversation With David B. Yaden, PhD
David B. Yaden, PhD researches two topics in psychology that may be more (or less?) religious than they seem: professional callings and transcendent experiences.
Awe: Perspectives from Psychological Science and Jewish Tradition
What does the Jewish tradition see in the powerful emotion of awe? How does this compare to others?
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?
Contemplating the Universe from Our Little Green Planet
Myriam Renaud and Dr. Michael Summers discuss the awe-inspiring uniqueness of the Earth in the universe.
Awe as a Scientific Emotion: An Interview with Sara Gottlieb
We talked to Sinai and Synapses fellowship alum Sara Gottlieb about her research on awe, which has been published in the journal Cognitive Science.
Why Be Jewish? Beauty, Questions, and Connections
In a day and age of functionality and productivity, where is the need for beauty or connection? And more importantly, how does Judaism fill that need?