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Entries by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz from 10/2013

Confirmation Bias and the Ethical Demands of Argumentation

| Posted 10.03.2013 | Religion

Challenging our own evidence with evidence from the other side not only keeps us intellectually honest and furthers our argument skill development, it also ensures that we have the humility to move from absolutist positions to more evidence-based evaluative positions.

We Need a Revolution in the Pharmaceutical Drug Industry!

| Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Imagine you live in a small village in Africa and your child is dying of a treatable disease. It is brought to your attention that the drug used to tr...

A Theology of Angels: Our Daily Choices

| Posted 10.22.2013 | Religion
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When we struggle each day with moral choices, which internal angel will say, "May it be even thus on another Sabbath [too]"? We make the choice each day to live as angels or demons.

Affirming Justice: Our Relationship to Government and Heaven

| Posted 10.25.2013 | Religion
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There was a lot of wisdom in the psychoanalytic revelation that our relationship with our parents is interconnected with our relationship with G-d. Perhaps there is a connection between our relationship toward the government and toward heaven as well?

The Value of Reading Novels

| Posted 10.27.2013 | Books

Powerful novels demand that we slow down and process how we are creating and destroying in our lives. The rabbis taught that amidst so much destructive behavior we must stop and reflect upon the world we exist in.