Thursday, October 10, 2013
"The smartphone that detects your mood" - Is there more to life than smartphones?
Judaism declares the principle that individual people - with their choices and actions - bring about the consequences of what happens in this world. This is contrary to some views which suggest that people are simply instruments following the patterns of the world, caught in the web, with no control over it, under the influence of social, economical or political happenings. Reading the Torah demonstrates just that: It started with Adam and Eve, the very first man and woman, their relationship, their challenges, their insecurities and their mistakes. And, of course, the consequence of their choices. This takes on further significance for us as Jews, as we journey though the Torah, we find patterns and similarities throughout: Reminding us that what happened then is what happens now. ‘Things’ might have changed, ‘technology’ and ‘mechanisms’ might be very different, but the way the human navigates through it are very similar. Similarly the Torah’s remains the less-popular and ‘out of touch’ approach.
Posted by Mendel Cohen at 2:45 PM