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Entries by Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman from 04/2012

The Why and How of Freedom: The Enduring Message of Passover

| Posted 04.03.2012 | Religion

On this Passover, we have an opportunity -- and responsibility -- to hold in our hearts and minds a grand vision of justice and peace, and to move from the general to the specific, from the abstract to the concrete.

The Science of Compassion: A Conversation With Professor David DeSteno

| Posted 04.12.2012 | Religion

Compassion, like all emotions, is a feeling state that serves as an engine for action. Once we feel an emotion, it increases the likelihood that we'll engage in certain behaviors.

Embracing the Intuitive AND the Analytical

| Posted 04.26.2012 | Religion

A study has just come out that argues that analytical thinking weakens religious belief, while at the same time, intuitive thinking may strengthen religious feelings. So what does this mean for religion today?