James Edward Johnson

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Rabbi Natan Slifkin at the Bronx Zoo.

Rabbi Natan Slifkin at the Bronx Zoo.

… are absolutely compatible.  Mostly, that is because the Torah is not a science book.  Rabbi Natan Slifkin wrote an excellent book dealing with the subject and has an excellent blog.

Today, I had the wonderful privilege of receiving a tour of The Bronx Zoo led by Rabbi Slifkin, who is also known ans the Zoo Rabbi.  He does his tours of the Bronx Zoo about twice a year and occasionally visits other zoos to do tours as well.

If you ever have the opportunity, take it.  He is an entertaining and intelligent Rabbi who can tie together the issues that are relevant in science and Judaism.  The rationalist and scientist will be pleased with his presentation and will enjoy it if they enjoy hearing about how the natural world interacts with Judaism.

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Written by JamesEJ

Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Posted in judaism

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