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Rabbi Gavriel Goldfeder
Rabbi Gavriel Goldfeder

So the Monkey Says: See You Monday Night

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Rabbi Seidenberg

Friends – I had a call today from Rabbi David Seidenberg, author of the new book, “Crossing the Threshold: God’s Image in the More-than-Human World.” He saw my previous post about losing our distinctions, and he corrected me about my grave misunderstanding of his book. I stand gravely corrected – I actually have no idea what he means by “G-d’s image in the more-than-human world.” And I didn’t read his book, because it is not available yet. So, in essence, I judged a book by its cover; or at least its title. Misjudged, that is.

So Rabbi Seidenberg called me and graciously offered to dialogue with me, in public, on the subject of Torah and Evolution. And so it shall be, b’ezrat Hashem, 7:15 pm Monday January 9th at Aish Kodesh 1805 Balsam Ave. Light refreshments and some heavy conversation.

I’m excited. Dialogue is the purest form of Torah, in my view, and I look forward to discussing and learning. Hope to see you there.

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One comment

  1. There is something I do not understand – Rabbi Goldfeder publicly criticizes a book he has never read and then invites us to hear him dialogue on a subject that I guess we should assume he is better prepared for and brings more intellectual honesty and integrity? I would be more inclined to listen to a dialogue from a rabbi who does not make such ill considered statements. For those interested in progressive views on Evolution and Judaism written by a well known scholar (ex-communicated of course by some within Orthodoxy-which is a sign he may actually be worth reading) I suggest they check out The Challenge of Creation: Judaism's Encounter with Science, Cosmology and Evolution by Rabbi Natan Slifkin (Zoo Torah Press)