Content on Ethics
A discussion between Dr. Steven Pinker and Rabbi Geoff Mitelman on Dr. Pinker’s new book, “Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters.”
Rabbi Mitelman and Christian Miller (author of “The Character Gap”) discuss differing religious views of charity, justice and morality.
Rabbi Mitelman and Rabbi Jonathan K. Crane, PhD, discuss the tough ethical decisions we currently face in public health and other areas, and how Judaism can help enlighten us about them.
Rabbi Mitelman and Dr. Samuel Arbesman talk about how to handle the wonders, and the risks, of technology.
Since none are beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, whatever is thought about it, including bioethical thinking about it, is necessarily being done from within it.
The vulnerabilities of illness do not define the person, but require that they receive extra care.
How do we build more a just and compassionate world during the COVID-19 crisis?
“Caring for the least of these” is still the kind of neighbor love that is called for, but what does that look like during a pandemic?
How we can teach so many of the complicated nuances of genetics to laypeople, clergy, students, and others who may be new to the big debates?
As Jews begin to prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and a new season of “The Good Place” starts soon, what lessons can the show teach us for 5780?
What leads Jewish law to adapt to new scientific discoveries, and what causes it to remain steadfast?
When communicating science to a skeptical audience, it’s important who does the talking.