Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman

Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman is the founding director of Sinai and Synapses, an organization that bridges the scientific and religious worlds. He was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Articles by Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman

How Blessing Children on Shabbat Models Unconditional Love

Like the paradigmatic blessing for rain, the Shabbat practice of blessing children offers the gift of love in exchange for nothing.

How Technology Changes Theology

Technology is radically changing how economically valuable human beings are.

Maariv Aravim: Bringing Awareness to Change

This prayer recited as day turns to night helps to acknowledge moments of transition we often miss.

Enlightenment Thinking and Tikkun Olam

“My desire to be well-informed is currently at odds with my desire to remain sane.”   That caption from a New ...

Don’t Confuse Ideology with Identity

Should rabbis talk about politics, or should they strive to make the High Holidays a sanctuary from bad news?

CRISPR, the Eclipse and Rabbi Soloveitchik

The fact that we can even think about changing genes to let blind people see is an incredible achievement in and of itself

Humans are Just Bigger Cats (or Smaller Elephants)

There's a surprising regularity connecting the size, speed, and lifespan of not just animals, but cities and organizations, as well