Today’s topic is Change
Do you carry change in your pocket or bag? Small coins jangling around make a nice ASMR sound, but have little use anymore, as the world shifts to card-based transactions. The penny, in particular, is fascinating, as the price of copper caused the production of a single penny to be almost two cents—double the single cent the penny is worth! (Turns out it also costs more than five cents to make a nickel!)
For #ExploreElul, our day about change isn’t actually about the coins we have in tzedakah boxes (although we do love puns here at JEdSTEM). Rather, we are thinking about changes in the world, ones that we see everyday. Some changes show progress and improvement of technologies, like preventative medicine. Others show impacts of advancement that are causing negative effects, like climate change.
Everything will always change, it seems to be the only constant, so our job becomes to be promoters of positive change—creating sustainable technologies and implementing inclusive practices.
JEdSTEM aims to develop engaged, curious, and innovative Jewish minds for the modern world.