Over at Cross-Currents, Rabbi Yizchok Adlerstein has this to say about a new Jewish Action interview about the Bible codes (popularized in the Jewish world by Aish Hatorah’s Discovery seminar):
The way Prof. Barry Simon and I see it is that nine years ago we saw the Codes as probably without merit, and possibly dangerous.
Things have changed. Today we regard them as definitely without merit, and certainly dangerous to the Torah community.
The rest is perush, which will be available, BEâ€?H, in the form of a FAQ that we will be releasing, but with the Yomim Tovim upon us, it is not likely to see the light of day till December. (We would have preferred a side-by-side presentation within the pages of JA, but apparently someone was not willing to do this unless the other side saw our presentation in advance. We were not willing to give them that advantage, since we had the last time, and it worked extraordinarily to our disadvantage. No problem. Putting our response on the web instead ainâ€™t chopped liver.)
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.