The Jewish Brain: Neuroscience, Philosophy, Ritual, and Ethics
Date: January 2021
Duration: 1 hours 2 minutes
One Day University presents a series of audio lectures recorded in real-time from some of the top minds in the United States. Given by award-winning professors and experts in their field, these recorded lectures dive deep into the worlds of religion, government, literature, and social justice.Until very recently, most everyone assumed that Neurology and Theology were entirely unrelated. But U Penn Professor Andrew Newberg has changed all of that with his remarkable research on the topic of Neurotheology. It has garnered increasing attention in academic as well as religious communities for its attempts at exploring more specifically how Jewish religious thought and experience may intersect with brain function. His brand new The Jewish Brain presentation engages this groundbreaking area. He'll adopt a neurological approach to the foundational beliefs that arise from the Torah and associated scriptures, Jewish learning, an exploration of the different elements of Judaism (i.e. reform, conservative, and orthodox), an exploration of specifically Jewish practices (i.e. Davening, Sabbath, Kosher), and even a somewhat surprising review of Jewish mysticism!This audio lecture includes a supplemental PDF.