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Stories & Parables

Torah and science -- do they contradict or complement each other? A selection of stories and parables that illuminate this issue.

The Astronaut
"Yesterday, an event took place that had no known precedent in human history: a manned spacecraft approached the moon, orbited it several times, and returned safely to earth. What can we, as Jews, learn from this event?"
The Rebbe's Job
“I concluded my letter,” Dr. Greene recalls, “by saying that the Rebbe had best stick to his field of expertise, Torah, and leave science to scientists . . .”
A Tanya for Professor Wheeler
The universe, in the words of some who would speak for it, says, "I am a giant machine. I supply the space and time for your existence. You are an unimportant bit of matter located in an unimportant galaxy." How shall we reply?
The Cat
A Parable
Everyone has a right to an opinion. It is inevitable, however, that certain opinions will carry more weight than others.
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