Content on Awe
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.
Science progresses only through scientists, who are indeed human beings – and perhaps one key to unlocking their excitement is a sense of awe.
David B. Yaden, PhD researches two topics in psychology that may be more (or less?) religious than they seem: professional callings and transcendent experiences.
What does the Jewish tradition see in the powerful emotion of awe? How does this compare to others?
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?
Myriam Renaud and Dr. Michael Summers discuss the awe-inspiring uniqueness of the Earth in the universe.
We talked to Sinai and Synapses fellowship alum Sara Gottlieb about her research on awe, which has been published in the journal Cognitive Science.
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?
What is awe? And where do we find it on Yom Kippur? And why?
How would our religious perspective change if we discovered life on other planets?
We need to remember that our creativity, our ability to shape the world and change it, is a gift from God.
I hold these things together: God indeed made the Sun and the Moon, and it pleases God to let us discover how it was done through the work of science.