Content on Creativity
How does art resemble religion in the way it makes us stronger people?
Rabbi Mitelman spoke with Sigal Samuel, who writes about religion and technology for Vox and is also the author of “Osnat and Her Dove: The True Story of the World’s First Female Rabbi.”
Rabbi Mitelman catches up with Tiffany Shlain to discuss how she has applied her idea of the Tech Shabbat amid the stresses of the pandemic.
“Beyond Curie” now features 45 portraits, each accompanied by the artist’s own view of the social and scientific significance of her subject’s work.
Science fiction provides us insight into how Muslim societies perceive themselves – and they see possibilities for the future.
How does play help us understand the rules of the game for both science and religion? How can they help us better understand and create more joy in the work that we do?
As part of Sinai and Synapses’ series “More Light, Less Heat,” Rev. Dr. Ruth Shaver and Bill Richards discuss what inspires them to create and educate.
While hard work is the way ideas get actualized, rest is an effective way for us to evaluate our ideas.
Too often, preparing students to become bar or bat mitzvah feels like “studying for the test.” And as anyone who has ever “studied for the test” knows, the day after the test, all the information goes in one ear and out the other. Instead, becoming bar or bat mitzvah should truly be about making a transition — namely, from being a child in the Jewish community to becoming an adult. And so as our 13-year-olds grow and develop, and as we celebrate their entrance into the Jewish community, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to teach them skills for life-long learning.
While an ethic of “do what you feel” would obviously be disastrous, there may be a way to transform this “moral individualism” into “moral ownership.”
Awareness, intentionality and self-knowledge have become rich sources of scientific inquiry. Interestingly, these ideas also have deep resonance with teachings found within Jewish tradition.
While some people think of science and religion as being inherently in conflict, I think it’s because they tend to define “religion” as “blind acceptance and complete certainty about silly, superstitious fantasies.” Quite honestly, if that’s what religion really was, I wouldn’t be religious! In fact, it’s not “religion” in general, but that particular definition of religion that is so often in conflict with science. Instead, my experience with Judaism has been that it embraces science quite easily. So why is that?