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

What Playing Games Can Teach Us About Prayer

While I certainly use my iPhone to check my e-mail and make calls, far and away, what really drains my ...

Pick a Destiny, Any Destiny

David Blaine’s street magic specials are always fun to watch. If you haven’t seen what he does, this is a ...

Why Bernie Madoff Didn’t Lurk in Dark Alleys

We all know that one of the Ten Commandments is “Don’t steal.” But it’s also hard for us to imagine ...

Torah as Food

If you’ve ever walked down the condiment aisle of a grocery store, you’ve probably been overwhelmed by the ever-expanding number ...

How Should We Talk About Science and Religion?

As someone who loves both religion and science, I often struggle with how they interact. Are they in opposition to ...

Give Your Brain a Rest

Generally, our minds have no problem with coming up with lots of ideas — it’s fairly easy for us to ...

Getting Our B’nei Mitzvah to Understand (and Love) Torah Study

Helping 13-year-olds understand a 3,000-year-old text is challenging, to say the least. After all, trying to glean lessons from the ...

How Transparent Should We Be?

Why Do Infomericals Work? If you ever watch infomercials, you know that what they really sell isn’t just an amazing ...

Is “Justice” a Process or a Result?

The Problem of Homelessness When we think of societal problems, we often think in the abstract. Take the question of ...

Who Owns Our Words?

For artists and writers, their creativity is their livelihood. The ideas that sprout from their heads are what put bread ...