Content on Scientists in Synagogues (Page 2)
Each of the congregations selected by Scientists in Synagogues agreed to create content such as blogposts, videos, and other resources surrounding Judaism and science. The topics they explore range from the neuroscience of free will to astrobiology to technology, and so here you will find all the content resources that have arisen out of this initiative.
Physics and Faith
Religion and science are starting to tread very closely on the same turf, and ignoring that confluence is not only unwise but limiting.
Is Science Morally Neutral? The Curious Case of Fritz Haber
The German-Jewish scientist Fritz Haber is a classic example of how science is a double-edged sword.
A Conversation on Cosmology
If we can see how far light has traveled, might we be able to go back to where it all began?
Announcing the 2022 Selected Congregations for Scientists in Synagogues
Fourteen synagogues from across North America and Israel and were chosen to develop and run programs on science and Judaism in their communities.
Why Blood Is the Stuff of Life
Blood as a life force can be scary. Yet our verse, “do not stand idly by while your neighbor bleeds,” suggests another perspective.
In Praise of Chametz – Part 2: The Rabbinical Origins
The definition of what’s Kosher for Passover has evolved more than you may think.
In Praise of Chametz – Part 1: The Botanical Origins
Why are grains like wheat so important in the Bible – and in human history in general?
What Does Judaism Have to Say About Privacy?
What do we give away when we compromise our privacy?
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.
How God Works: The Science Behind the Benefits of Religion
In his new book, Psychologist David DeSteno presents cutting-edge scientific evidence that religious practices and faith provide a toolbox for coping.
When We Are Afraid of Hope
Why is it so hard for some of us to change, even if we want to?
Songs For Passing
For millennia, music has marked moments of transition in our lives.