What did you do this Rosh Hashanah? I spent my holiday in synagogue applying the scientific method, snacking on honey-flavored ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, playing with slime that I had just created, and observing color changes as chemicals were mixed. Isn’t that what everyone does on Rosh Hashanah?!
Clearly it’s not. And yet, that’s how our Service for All Ages was spent at Congregation Beth Adam in Cincinnati. I led services there along with a chemistry professor from a local university. Yes, we read liturgy and sang together and talked about the symbols of the holiday, but we also did science, and here’s why.
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