About 15 years ago, I recall that there was a book put out by the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists. It was titled something like "Challenge - Science against Halacha" or something similar. I remember that it had a yellow sleeve cover.

Does anyone know the name of that book and where I may be able to purchase this?

  • If you are interested in other books on the topic you might want to look at books by Gerald Schroeder or The challenge of creation by R Natan Slifkin
    – mbloch
    Dec 31, 2015 at 16:11
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    The accepted answer below is the first (and only) result when searching with keyword association of orthodox jewish scientists and title word challenge at worldcat.org/advancedsearch. It is also the first result when searching for challenge science halacha at books.google.com. It is also on the first page of results when searching for challenge science halacha at amazon.com/books. −1.
    – msh210
    Dec 31, 2015 at 17:56

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You are probably looking for Challenge: Torah Views on Science and Its Problems, edited by R' Aryeh Carmell and Dr. Cyril Domb in association with the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists, published by Feldheim in 1976 (1st edition) and 1988 (2nd edition).

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    Good find. I believe that's the one. Thanks!
    – DanF
    Dec 31, 2015 at 16:14
  • @DanF This was on the shelf in my college's Hillel, and I used to pull it down and read essays in it from time to time.
    – Isaac Moses
    Dec 31, 2015 at 16:16
  • Very interesting book. Which college hillel? Who was Hillel director then?
    – DanF
    Dec 31, 2015 at 16:17
  • @DanF MIT. The library in the Hillel Center there probably predated the Hillel director at the time.
    – Isaac Moses
    Dec 31, 2015 at 16:18
  • Great college. Being a MIT student would explain your liking this book :-)
    – DanF
    Dec 31, 2015 at 16:23

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