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Science, Religion and the Moral Arc: An Interview With Michael Shermer

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Michael Shermer thinks so. Shermer is the editor of Skeptic magazine, and has long been a strong advocate for science and rational thinking, since they are the best ways we have for understanding the way the world works.

How Do Jews View Science?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

So that's the first challenge for the Jewish community when it comes to science -- while the Christian community grapples with how to embrace science, the Jewish community has to figure out how to relate to Judaism.

Technology, Communication and Religion

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

No matter one's feelings about the interaction of religion and technology, religion is being pushed, cajoled, uplifted, and profoundly changed by the technological advances of our time and merits greater study.

Christianity, Science and the Search for Truth

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

In the public square, Christianity and science are often presented as opposing sources of truth: If you believe in one, then you must reject the other. But in fact, many Christians find that science helps them search for truth and understanding, and believe that reason, thoughtfulness and critical inquiry are gifts from God.