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New planets, a God for the cosmos and exotheology

By Roger Price

February 19, 2013 | 3:21 pm

Artist's conception of planet orbiting red dwarf.
Credit: NASA - D. Aguilar/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

   We are blessed to live in an age of great discoveries. Prior to 1992, astronomers had not been able to identify with certainty any planet in orbit around... More.

  • The curious consensus of Jews on abortion

    By Roger Price

    February 1, 2013 | 11:09 am

    That different Jews have disparate views is not news. What is news is when most Jews agree on a particular idea or approach. And so it is with the... More.

  • WWMD? What would Maimonides do?

    By Roger Price

    January 4, 2013 | 11:26 am

    Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, Maimonides, also known by the acronym Rambam, lived over eight hundred years ago (1138-1204 CE). He never saw the planet Earth... More.

  • The Greenberg hurdle

    By Roger Price

    December 16, 2012 | 8:23 am

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

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  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

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