Content on Awe
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.
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.
There is just as much awe to be found through a microscope as a telescope.
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?