Jewish educators and scholars struggling to reconcile scientific thought with Torah views, will find the recently published volume of B'or Ha'Torah Journal of Science, Life and Art in the Light of Torah, an invaluable resource.
B'or HaTorah is published biennially by Shamir, the Israel Association for Russian Jewish Professionals from the FSU. The new issue, volume 17 in the series, examines physics, math, genetics, astronomy, and modern art through the perspective of Torah.
The journal, under the editorship of physicst Herman Branover, culls essays from an impressive roster of scientists and scholars, and is peer-reviewed by distinguished rabbis and academic researchers. In his essay in the current issue, among other essayists, biologist Rabbi Moshe Tendler, Dean of Yeshiva University, raises the issue of Rabbinic Silence on Intelligent Design; Dr. Yaacov Hanoka writes on Monkeying Around With Hominid Evolution; Professor Nathan Aviezer explores The Anthropic Principle: What Is It and Why Is It Important for the Believing Person?
"This is the best volume yet of B'or Ha'Torah. Its openness is commendable," said Professor Emeritus Cyril Domb, Fellow of the Royal Society.
The journal is available through Kehotonline.