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Rabbi Meir Triebitz: How Should We Approach the Science of the Torah? [Science 4/4]

December 8, 2020 Dovid Bashevkin 18Forty
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Rabbi Meir Triebitz: How Should We Approach the Science of the Torah? [Science 4/4]
In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we sit down with Rabbi Meir Triebitz – Rosh Yeshiva, PhD, and expert on matters of science and the Torah – to discuss what kind of science we can learn from the Torah.

The Torah, and especially the Talmud, addresses a wide subject matter including theology, morality, metaphysics, and science. It is sometimes said to contain all knowledge – meaning that we could learn anything from the Torah, which seems to imply that all of the Torah’s scientific claims are true. Some welcome this perspective, while others object to it.

-What is the Torah’s subject matter?
-Does it contain irreconcilable scientific claims?
-Should a statement’s subject matter change how we interpret it?
-What if we aren’t supposed to interpret a statement as scientifically true, but our Halakhah today is in some way predicated on the statement being true?
-And does our not interpreting a statement literally mean it isn’t true, or just that we can’t understand it?

Tune in to hear Rabbi Meir Triebitz discuss his perspective on these age-old science and Torah questions.

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