Content on When Religion Heals, When Science Heals
What’s the connection between religion and health? In a tense and conflict-ridden world, how can religion and science help bridge divides? How can religion and science join together to help us overcome trauma?
These are a few of the questions that this Sinai and Synapses Discussion Forum explores.
COVID-19 and the Future of Ethical Imagination
How do we build more a just and compassionate world during the COVID-19 crisis?
How the Days of Awe Nourish Our Emotions
Amid the sweetness and celebration of Rosh Hashana, rituals like Yizkor and hearing the sound of the shofar open up access to emotions that we often bottle up.
Don’t Confuse Ideology with Identity
In today’s society, ideas have transformed into identity.
Can Americans Learn to Grieve?
How can the workplace and our other social institutions help dispel the myth that everyone is just in it for themselves?
When Empathy Prevents Compassion
The problem with empathy is that we tend to focus on what’s immediately in front of us, which means that we lose the opportunities to make a big difference.
How Do We Deal With Fear?
Can religion — as a source of creative meaning — “inoculate” us against the fears that naturally arise?
It’s Time to Zoom Out
We shouldn’t stop consulting traditional world maps, with their borders and demarcations. But we could probably all benefit from a glance at the Pale Blue Dot map, too.
Where Does Trauma Reside?
What scientific and religious tools can we use to help us deal with trauma?
We Need Light to See Each Other
We are mindful of that web that connects all of us, and we will, God-willing, emerge to tread more softly, honoring one another in our shared human vulnerability.
What Time Is It in America?
When we join hands we do so with wounds still open.
When Reality Is Hard to Accept
Once I accept reality, I can begin to work on the world as it is, rather than the world that exists in my head.
I Can’t Understand Trump Supporters. But I Need To.
If I shut the door entirely and write off and not engage with 40% of the American population, then I’m actually part of the problem.