Content on Scientists in Synagogues (Page 3)
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.
Will Computers Make Religion Obsolete?
Should only human beings make decisions about human beings?
Cleanliness is Part of Godliness
May this be a Chanukah of rededication to cleanliness and that our actions impact our community, not just individuals.
What is Data Science and Where Does Judaism Come In?
How can Judaism help us be a better judge of data science?
The Physical Facets of Spirituality
Dr. Kevin Ladd has explored the “miniature pilgrimages” we make across a wide range of contemplative practices, from davening to drawing a labyrinth on a piece of paper.
Gersonides And the Limits of Knowledge
Dr. Snezana Lawrence offers a look at the life of Gersonides, a medieval rabbi and mathematician who in many ways was ahead of his time.
The Quarantine Reviewed
Like all of our work on these High Holy Days, a “User Review” draws us out of our own individual concern and calls us to see the wider world around us.
Repairing the World With Science Tikkun
In this time of fragility, repairing the world is needed more than ever.
We Need to Slow Down. No, For Real This Time.
It might seem counterintuitive to look at a year when we’re hoping to be able to do more and say instead to ourselves, “let’s take a step back,” but I think that makes it all the more crucial.
Mathematics, Computing, Ethics, and Religion: From Naïve “Contradictions” to Deep Agreement
We need to follow great advice to be independent thinkers.
Where is the Overlap of Jewish Identity and Jewish Ancestry?
Every nucleus of every cell of everything alive today is a repository of past wisdom in the form of texts that continue to inform the present.
Order Amidst Chaos: How Judaism and Psychology Respond to Trauma
Jewish tradition is about confronting rather than denying negative events, not to be morbid, but as a way to reconcile with one’s past in order to move forward.
The Medieval Interfaith History of Mathematics
The story of how modern mathematics developed in the Middle Ages is one of cooperation among people of faiths that are often seen as being in conflict: Catholicism, Judaism and Islam