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On May 13, Rabbi Meir Sendor presented “Reconciling Torah and Science in the Twenty-First Century."  This was the fourth lecture in our series: The Future of Judaism: In Celebration of the Centennial of the Adams Street Synagoguge.

 

Here is a copy of Rabbi Sendor's handout of source-texts on Torah and Science, to refer to while viewing the video.  The source-texts are given here in English translation. 


And here is the video:


The presentation included an analysis of Maimonides's cosmology and its relation to Aristotle and Plato and Ptolemy;  and included details of a practical, experimental investigation into the nature of Shabbos, conducted by the brothers Rabbi Elimelech of Lizensk and Reb Zushya, and how their surprising results were interpreted by the Maggid of Mezeritch;  and included an understanding of the Sabbath of Creation consistent with contemporary particle physics, string theory, and quantum mechanics. 

Rabbi Meir Sendor received his Ph.D with Distinction from Harvard University, where he studied medieval Jewish history, specifically the history of Jewish mysticism; and his Master’s Degree from Yale University.  He is a faculty member of Me'ah and the Me'ah Graduate Institute. 

Rabbi Sendor received his ordination at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University; and he is the rabbi of Young Israel in Sharon, MA, where he has been the spiritual leader for more than twenty years.  Rabbi Sendor is a recognized scholar in the field of Jewish History, specifically the history of Jewish mysticism, philosophy and medicine. 

 


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Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, May 27, is at 7:55 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 8:56 pm on Saturday, May 28.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Behar.  
(The Torah Reading is Vayikra 25:1-26:2;   and the Haftarah is Jeremiah 32:6-27.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 5/27-5/29, Shabbat Behar:

 Friday  Mincha  7:00 PM
 Saturday  Shacharit  9:00 AM
   Mincha  7:45 PM
 Sunday  Shacharit  8:00 AM

Today's Local Zmanim

Friday, May 27, 2016
19 Iyyar 5776
for 168 Adams St., Newton MA
Alot: 3:20 am
Mishekayir: 3:57 am
Sunrise: 5:10 am
Kriat Shema (M"A): 8:19 am
Kriat Shema (Gr"A): 8:55 am
Latest Tefilah: 10:11 am
Chatzot: 12:41 pm
Mincha Gedolah: 1:19 pm
Mincha Ketanah: 5:4 pm
Plag HaMincha: 6:38 pm
Sunset: 8:13 pm
Tzeit Ha-Kochavim: 9:04 pm

Upcoming Educational Events

Saturday, May 28 @ 8:15 pm
Community Study of Pirkei Avot 4

following Mincha
Monday, May 30 @ 7:30 pm
Talmud Class: Good Neighbours (and, well, the "oy, vey" kind)

Bava Batra, taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe at his home at 69 Silver Lake Ave in Newton