Weekly Links August 17th-24th 2012

Don’t judge Judaism by the High Holidays

http://www.stateofformation.org/2012/08/judaism-can-be-so-awkward/

Questioning our deluded sense of autonomy

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/18/deluded-individualism/

We disagree about how much vocal criticism Diaspora Jews can legitimately voice about Israel, but Gordis makes a very convincing argument that Israel ought to remain central to Jews worldwide, whether that means defending or seeking to better her.

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/109429/no-jewish-people-without-israel

An interesting discussion about free will and whether neuroscience can help illuminate the picture

http://www.bigquestionsonline.com/content/does-contemporary-neuroscience-support-or-challenge-reality-free-will

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