Content on Gratitude
What Does It Mean to Be a Person? Views From Psychology
How can both psychology and Judaism help us look at freedom of choice, happiness and gratitude?
Morning and Mourning: The Science of Rituals
I love the idea of the “nudges to the mind and body” that help us deal with life, especially given the challenging world in which we are living today.
Gratitude: Why Every Day Should Be Thanksgiving
David DeSteno recently interviewed Rabbi Mitelman for “How God Works,” his podcast about science and religion.
Religious and Scientific Miracles
As modern, scientific people, we tend to accept only natural explanations for events. Miracles can’t be the “answer” to questions we don’t yet understand.
Jewish Values on Vaccinations
Jewish law has much to say about the public health issues at play in vaccines, particularly how in this case protecting oneself is protecting many others at the same time.
The Science of Staying Socially Close When Physically Apart
In the time of COVID-19 and physical distancing, how can we maintain our personal and spiritual connections?
Top 7 Things The Coronavirus Has Made Me Thankful For
I am going to be thankful as I face this epidemic, and prudent, and prayerful (for those who’ve lost loved ones and are struggling to catch their next breath).
Why I Am Both Mourning and Celebrating the Yankees’ ALCS Loss
How could we be thrilled with one deal in March, and then, when it actually happens in October, be so upset?
To Be a Jew is To Give Thanks — By Definition
Our greatest Jewish responsibility is to give thanks, because when we give thanks, we recognize the holy potential of our world and bring more of it into people’s lives.