These Truths We Hold

May 11, 2022 | Rabbi Wendy Zierler, Ph.D. Rabbi Joshua D. Garroway, Ph.D. Jeremy Brown, M.D. Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D.

One might have assumed that the clinical reality of a global pandemic would crystallize shared notions of truth. In fact, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the “truth crisis” and made the issues animating Symposium 2: Judaism in the Age of Truthiness, brainchild of Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., z”l, more urgent. Rabbi Joshua Garroway, Ph.D., and Rabbi Wendy Zierler, Ph.D., editors of These

Truths We Hold: Judaism in an Age of Truthiness, an outgrowth of the Symposium project, will present an overview of the book and engage Dr. Jeremy Brown on questions not addressed in the book since the Symposium preceded the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the book includes a chapter on Judaism, Science, and Truth, the pandemic has raised additional issues around medicine, public and communal policy, and truth.

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