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Yair Shahak, first place winner of 2016 Adult Chidon, second from left

Yair Shahak: First Place International Chidon HaTanakh Winner

January 3, 2017 12:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Three of the following four clues (translated freely by the author) are referring to a biblical character:   1. Clean turban (tznif tahor)   2. Cake baked on coals and a jug of water (Ugat retzafim vetzapachat mayim)   3. Wadi Cherith (Nachal Krit)   4. A hairy man with a leather belt tied around his waist (Ish ba’al sear ve’ezor or azur be’motnav) Can you figure out (a) who the character is, and (b) which of the four hints... Read more

RAFT - Prof. Aaron Koller

RAFT Hosts Discussion with Aaron Koller on Biblical Creation in the Modern World

September 29, 2016 1:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In its opening event of the year, RAFT hosted a discussion with Professor Aaron Koller about approaches to resolving the apparent contradictions between modern science and the creation narrative in the first three chapters of Genesis. Over forty students attended the event, held in Rubin Shul, during which Professor Koller presented medieval Jewish thinkers who argued that the creation story ought to be read non-literally as well as the lessons that this kind of reading teaches. RAFT (Religious Approaches to... Read more