Dr. Chaim S. Heifetz has been quoted in a few places as revising the history timeline which if correct would greatly impact Jewish history from the Persian empire and on.

See here

And in this download

In note #15 of that pdf: (the link is not working) "A critique of Heifetz can be found here. Aaronson concedes that Heifetz admits that “his is a work in progress” and “more work needs to be done.” To our knowledge, in the intervening 15 years since these articles were published, there has been no further evidence forthcoming to support Heifetz’s work."

Has Heifetz's theory been discussed by any noted Rabbis or religious leaders?

  • Nice! I couldn't find anything! Ty.
    – user6591
    Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 18:01
  • I think there's a longer version of R Medan's critiqe somewhere. Essentially Cheifetz's work is highly speculative. Most other religious leaders don't ever mention this issue because it's awkward. Most people can understand how "science" and "Torah" have different opinions about creation, but to understand the depth of the contradiction here involves a little more background, so few rabbis ask and those that do generally are content with "science is stupid" as an answer.
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 18:05
  • True. And the one that did (Rabbi Schwab) supposedly got bullied about it.
    – user6591
    Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 18:38
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    "the one that did" Literally. The only response you can find besides "science is stupid" is "R Schwab wrote about it and figured it out, I think".
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 18:44


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