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Can anyone recommend books in Hebrew that address the topic of science and Torah? The types of books that I'm looking for are ones that address the interplay between science and Torah including topics like: interpretation/changes in halacha in light of new evidence, age of the universe, evolution, etc.

Some types of books that I've read so far in English are Natan Slifkin (Challenge of Creation), Natan Aviezer (Fossils and Faith, In the Beginning), Moshe Meiselman (Torah, Chazal and Science), 'Challenge' by AOJS, Gerald Schroeder (Science of God) and Lee Spetner (Not by Chance).

I don't want to limit myself to English alone, so if anyone has any suggestions for reading material thats only found in Hebrew that would be greatly appreciated.

  • Incidentally, you limit it to untranslated books — how are people supposed to know what's not been translated? – msh210 Oct 31 '16 at 11:24
  • may want to ask a hebrew site like hidabroot.org – ray Oct 31 '16 at 17:49
  • this thread is active so might as well chime in. Recommend this book. amazon.com/Coming-Revolution-Zamir-Cohen/dp/9659123108 Zamir Cohen is on hidabroot.org as ray suggests. This book scientifically validates truths of the torah utilizing modern science. – code613 May 18 '18 at 3:53
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    @code613 I would strongly advise against the Zamir Cohen book... Psuedo science and wishful thinking – bondonk May 18 '18 at 4:15
  • @bondonk I was thinking about that book as well. Is there somewhere a review which "debunks" it? Is it known the book is not strong scientifically? – mbloch May 18 '18 at 7:15
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take a look at this blog: https://madabatorah.wixsite.com/main

It hosts several articles in Hebrew about fundamental physics and Judaism.

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Try the Malbim on the first chapter in the Torah - fascinating how he gives a scientific explanation for the sequence of events.

  • Thanks. I've read a lot of the Malbim on Bereshit. He tried to use science to explain the Torah, but in my opinion much is not in line with current science. I imagine if he was alive today he would have a different stance e.g. his explanation of how "elephants" (i.e. mammoths) are buried in snow as a result of rapid post flood change in seasons and becoming frozen, as well as 'monkeys' being buried, and explaining how human life expectancy rapidly decreased because of seasonal changes that they didn't have previously, etc. Or that we shouldn't be surprised that snakes speak because "we can tra – bondonk yesterday
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Check out Sefer Habris written by Harav Eliyahu of Vilna approx. 200 years ago. (Not the Vilna Gaon) hebrewbooks.com has a few editions, however there is a newer one available in some seforim stores.

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