Science & Judaism
Scientific advances have posed new problems for Jewish law and ethics--organ transplants and artificial insemination are obvious examples. But no Jewish thinker has expressed the view that, because of the problems to which it gives rise, the advance of science should be halted.Read More
Texts and TraditionsMaimonides on Science
This Torah scholar was also a scientist.Torah and Science
An Orthodox perspective.Science in the Talmud
From astronomy to botany.Science and Creation
A Jewish mystical approach.Judaism and Science 101
The Bible and Talmud saw science and Torah as manifestations of the same divine truth.
Jews have steered psychological inquiry since its inception.Anthropological Studies of Judaism
A scientific approach to Jewish culture.Sociology
Sociology of religion can help address some of the hard questions facing the Jewish world.Psychotherapy and Teshuvah
Two processes that can happen when a person expresses a desire and commitment for change.Judaism and the Social Sciences
What do Marxism, psychoanalysis, and structural anthropology have in common?
ControversiesCreationism and Evolution
The scientific theory of evolution seems to contradict the biblical account of creation.Bible as Allegory
Recognizing the deeper meaning of the text.Teaching Evolution
Evolutionary biology thrives alongside serious engagement with the Genesis narrative.Intelligent Design
Jews weigh in on the debate about intelligent design in the American public sphere.Science and Genesis
Contemporary approaches to reconciling discrepancies.
BooksJudaism and Science: A Historical Introduction
By Noah J. EfronThe Challenge of Creation: Judaism's Encounter with Science
By Natan SlifkinGenesis and the Big Bang: The Discovery Of Harmony
By Gerald SchroederJewish Thought and Scientific Discovery in Early Modern Europe
By David B. Ruderman and Moshe IdelQuiz Yourself
How much do you know about the relationship between science and Judaism?