Science and Religion: Nature in Jewish Culture

A Panel Discussion

For the Public
Monday, September 18, 2017
7:00 PM

The Gershman Y
401 S Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19147

Are science and religion inherently opposed? Do Jews have a special affinity for scientific study? A broad look at how Jews studied and understood nature before the scientific revolution may change the way you think.

Join WHYY’s Maiken Scott as she moderates a panel of experts from Penn’s Katz Center, and watch as eminent scholars reveal how Jews have interpreted—and have been defined by—the natural world in surprising ways. 




Maiken Scott is the host of The Pulse, WHYY’s weekly radio program on science, health, and technology.





$8 | Free for PennCard holders. In partnership with the Gershman Y. 


David Shyovitz

Northwestern University

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Mira Beth Wasserman

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Rabbi Mira Wasserman, PhD, is director of the Center for Jewish Ethics and assistant professor of rabbinic literature at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

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Debra Glasberg Gail

New York University

Debra Glasberg Gail is interested in the cultural history of Jewish legal texts, the material history of the book, and the history of science.

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