As I prepare for Shavous, a startling conversation I had with Professor Herbert Goldstein z”l, over fifteen years ago, then professor emeritus of nuclear science at Columbia, invariably jumps to the forefront of my mind. Professor Goldstein was part of the MIT team who discovered and implemented the use of radar
The lead story in this month’s Harvard Business Review (HBR) tackles the challenge of deciphering the “tidal wave of data” that is essential to help the world combat coronavirus.
US Department of State Tweet on May 4, 2020 May is #JewishAmericanHeritageMonth. Jewish Americans have contributed in countless ways to our country and to the Department. This month celebrates their heritage and achievements and reaffirms the U.S. is committed to a world free of anti-Semitism.
We’re talking about a fundamental change in the world. We thought before the coronavirus we had control in our lives, there’s a certain amount that we decide and a certain amount that we don’t decide… At this point, the world is in total turmoil. There is nothing, nothing in our control. There isn’t one sector
We never imagined that such a thing like this could ever happen. First and foremost, I hope you are taking the necessary precautions. V’nishmartem me’od l’nafshtechem (Devarim 4:15). We must all follow the rules of the authorities. Take care of yourselves and those who need
After four seasons, the NBC hit sitcom “The Good Place,” a Hollywood version of the afterlife, aired its finale last month, receiving a rare 100% rating by the revered Rotten Tomatoes. Not to mention a 97% liking
A cryptocurrency is a digital currency using strong encryption to secure financial transactions. In contrast to government controlled, regulated and supervised currencies, a cryptocurrency is decentralized
In his 1996 book about death, Herbert Fingarette argued that fearing one’s own demise was irrational. When you die, he wrote, “there is nothing.” Why should we fear the absence of being when we won’t be there ourselves to suffer it? Twenty years later, facing his
Eitan Hersh, Associate Professor of political science at Tufts University is alarmed that a potentially influential force in American politics is shirking their responsibility with detrimental consequences. Writing in the current edition of The Atlantic
On a cold winter Jerusalem night twelve years ago, a group of elite US grad students studying law, business and public policy gathered for a warm farewell dinner after a three-week exploration of Israeli high-tech and Judaism.