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The Greenberg hurdle

By Roger Price

December 16, 2012 | 8:23 am

Yitz Greenberg
Source: Wikipedia

Irving (“Yitz”) Greenberg is an American orthodox rabbi, known for critical thinking and reaching across denominational lines.  In 1977, writing about the Shoah (the Holocaust), Greenberg... read on

  • Judaism and Nuts: Ethics and Allergies

    By Roger Price

    November 19, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    It is one of the most dramatic moments in the entire Torah. There is no lightening or thunder, no plagues or parting of the sea, just an elderly statesman appearing before his people one more time, to teach one more lesson before they part from each other, the people to cross the... read on

  • Einstein, Kaplan and Heschel walk into a bar

    By Roger Price

    November 1, 2012 | 9:01 am

    It was in 1953, or so. The exact date is lost to memory.  The pub was somewhere just north of Columbia University. Albert Einstein, perhaps the greatest physicist of the century, picked the place in part because he was visiting an old friend at Columbia, as he was traveling from... read on

  • Why Judaism and science?

    By Roger Price

    October 12, 2012 | 2:50 pm

    Judaism does not deal well with science. To be sure, there are many Jews who are scientists and many scientists who are Jews. Some Jewish scientists even win Nobel prizes for their work. Indeed, the numbers and percentages of winners are astonishing. Still, as a community, and a... read on

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