Content on Self (Page 2)
If We’re Material, Can We Be Immortal?
I have a confession to make: I’m enjoying the illusion of consciousness. I’m enjoying the illusion of life.
The Molecular Genetic Basis of Jewish Geography
“Jewish Geography” is more than a social phenomenon – it is a testament to the belief, literal or metaphorical, that Jews share a common ancestry.
The Problem with Mindfulness
Sinai and Synapses Fellow Brian Gallagher discusses the benefits — and potential downsides — of Buddhist meditation.
How Much of ‘Us’ is Really Us?
When we think about our “selves,” we think only about our bodies and everything inside of it. We forget that our “selves” actually extend far beyond our bodies.
Jewish Ritual Can Help Us Bridge the Character Gap
How good are we? And how can ritual help us become better?
Don’t Confuse Ideology with Identity
In today’s society, ideas have transformed into identity.
What Artificial Intelligence Can Teach Us About Ourselves
Human beings have long wondered about the extent to which we truly have free will, or whether the path we travel is pre-ordained.
If You Want to Know Who You Are, Ask Someone Else
We often forget that the question of “who am I?” is not a fixed one — it’s a contextual one.
Every Story is Unique — and the Same
Every story we tell is unique, and every story we tell is the same, because it’s the structure of a story that fosters that creativity and uniqueness.
Why We Love Our “Most Used Words”
As the saying goes, “Words create worlds,” so we want to know how our words impact ourselves and our friends.
The Science of Jewish Identity
A video interview with ELI Talks about the Science of Jewish Identity.
Should We Really Label Our Children? Yes…Sometimes.
Passover reminds us that we are free, which means that we have the freedom to choose how we act. Yet those actions will ultimately define who we are.