Friday, June 29, 2007

the zoo rabbi - natan slifkin

thanks to libby purves for pointing us to this article in the wall street journal.

here is the rabbi's website. the home page has a lovely video starting with him riding an elephant and both of them waving at us. he also gets nipped a little by an ostrich.

what's the big fuss? basically that as an orthodox rabbi, slifkin goes a bit too far with his acceptance of darwinian theories of evolution:

""Appreciating the role and rule of natural law is an essential prerequisite to appreciating the role and rule of the spiritual law of Torah," Rabbi Slifkin writes in "The Science of Torah.""

the site looks quite interesting to me - certainly worth remembering in times of procrastination.

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