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Religion and Science

A Journey Through Previous Paradigm Shifts

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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“Torah Is from Heaven!” What Do We Really Mean?

Statements that express our feelings are often confused with factual assertions.

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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Torat Emet: Six Criteria that Inform a True Torah

Dr. Rabbi

Marc D. Angel

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Prof. Yeshayahu Leibowitz: Torah from Sinai as a Normative Statement

Prof.

Tamar Ross

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Torat Emet: The Intertwined Tree of Torah and Wisdom

Prof. Rabbi

Jonathan Magonet

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Two Theories of Truth: Correspondence and Pragmatic

Prof. Rabbi

Lawrence A. Hoffman

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A Stronger Faith Encourages a Loftier and Deeper Truth

Dr. Rabbi

Yehuda Brandes

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Why the Torah Prohibits Incest

Although incest taboos are found in the majority of cultures, medieval Jewish thinkers found this to be an insufficient explanation for the Torah’s prohibitions. 

Prof. Rabbi

Marty Lockshin

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Torat Emet: Empirical Truth vs. Religious Truth

Prof.

Baruch J. Schwartz

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Before the Beginning: Appreciating the Thought of an Ancient Cosmologist

Prof.

Ziony Zevit

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Torat Emet: Truth Must Be Ascertainable

Dr. Hacham

Isaac S. D. Sassoon

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In Search of the Soul: Between Torah and Science

A pediatric neurologist searches for the soul through the lens of current neuroscience.

Dr.

Joel Yehudah Rutman

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Torat Emet: Treating Torah with More Veneration than Secular "Truths"

Prof. Rabbi

Marty Lockshin

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Torah min haShamayim: Conflicts Between Religious Belief and Scientific Thinking

Dr.

Daniel Jackson

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Torat Emet: Affirming the Torah as Authoritative and Authentic

Prof.

Adele Berlin

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How did Abraham Discover God? The Experiential Approach

Part 1 concluded by raising some questions about Maimonides’ rationalistic reading of the Parable of the Illuminated Fortress. In Part 2 we will now deal with alternative interpretations based on the idea of an experiential, living relationship with God.

Dr. Rabbi

Seth (Avi) Kadish

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The Problem of Relativism and Rav Kook's Concept of "Perfectible Perfection"

Prof.

Tamar Ross

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How did Abraham Discover God? The Rationalistic Approach

A single midrash on Parashat Lekh Lekha manages to touch upon the existence of God and how to relate to Him, on the tension between Torah and science, and on rabbinic criticism of Maimonides’ thirteen principles. 

Dr. Rabbi

Seth (Avi) Kadish

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Orthodox Solutions Thus Far

Prof.

Tamar Ross

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My Encounter with the Firmament

The Torah describes God’s fashioning the firmament (רקיע) on the second day of creation. This piece of the universe, however, doesn’t actually exist—a problem obfuscated in my yeshiva education.

Oren Fass M.D.

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