Content on Relationships
Remembering Alan Mitelman z”l
Alan Mitelman z”l, father of Sinai and Synapses’ Founding Director Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman and friend and supporter of the organization, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2023. May Alan’s memory always be for a blessing.
What Does “Purity” Mean?
Subconsciously, we tend to link physical and moral purity, but they’re not always linked.
Judaism Must learn to Welcome Outsiders to its Traditions
Much as we should continue honoring membership in a people, we should also acknowledge the ways that people can be Jewish, do Jewish, and experience Jewish in more ephemeral ways.
Brains and Minds: A Conversation With Rebecca Saxe, PhD
How do our brains show our feelings and relationships?
Love Is Biological Bribery
Evolution uses all its tricks to make sure we procreate. But love in humans is a many-splendored thing.
When Success is Still Challenging
Even if you’re deeply secure in your Jewish identity, Christmastime reminds Jews that it’s simply not easy to be a minority culture that needs to respond to the majority culture’s assumptions.
Centering the Soul: A Conversation With Dr. Lisa Miller
How do we define spirituality in an age where it means so many things to so many different people? What is keeping us from being our most aware, fullest selves? And how can we pass this knowledge on to our children, in the face of massive uncertainty? Dr. Lisa Miller, professor at Teachers’ College, Columbia University, has investigated these topics with empirical rigor in her New York Times-bestselling book, The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health…
Our challenge is to avoid inventing differences that lead to the world’s disarray, while still embracing the inherent differences we all have.
Re-Acquainting Ourselves: A Conversation With David Rosmarin, PhD
How can religion and spirituality help us repair our connections within ourselves, with others and with God?
Distant Beliefs in Everyday Life: A Conversation With Helen de Cruz, PhD
What does it take for us to change our beliefs, and how is it tied in with our identity and community?
The Stuff That Makes Us
Love is an orientation towards others, knowing that when two people give 100% of themselves to each other, there is more than enough for everyone.
Rearranging Ritual: A Conversation With Connor Wood, PhD
How can we rethink work, play and their incentives in the new landscape of post-COVID America?