Content on Morality
With student loan debt, we need to be clear about what forgiveness is and about who’s forgiving whom in this transaction.
Blood as a life force can be scary. Yet our verse, “do not stand idly by while your neighbor bleeds,” suggests another perspective.
Maybe rather than seeing ourselves as the hero of our story, we can view ourselves more as the protagonist – the one who struggles and who fails, and is deeply imperfect.
Should only human beings make decisions about human beings?
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.”
We all struggle, we all deal with both good and bad luck, and even our moral judgments are not fully the results of our own decisions.
We can look back at where a society was, and how much we’ve grown.
Rabbi Mitelman and Professor Steven Pinker discuss rationality, religion and the evolution of morality around them.
Rabbi Mitelman spoke with Professor Larisa Heiphetz, who researches how both children and adults develop morality through their social worlds.
The echo of Adam’s profound failure reverberates today. It is heard in white supremacy, in the common and conscious unwillingness of whites to acknowledge historical facts and truths.
How can we transform our meditations on the evil of the pandemic, from speculation about causes and goals, into a call to action?
Why does God allow suffering?