MOTIVATED REASONING (PODCAST)

July 21st, 2022

An article in the New York Times about the entrenched views by many on the right that the 2020 election was stolen prompts Rabbi Dunner to consider the concept of motivated reasoning. A remarkable insight by Rabbi Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg (1884-1966) regarding Moses’ act of omission at the beginning of Parshat Pinchas is underpinned by the idea of motivated reasoning, and offers timely guidance for us all.

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IN THE FACE OF BIAS

(For the SoundCloud audio, scroll down) I have always tried to live my life by the ‘Hanlon’s Razor’ rule: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”... Read More

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