• Monday Sep. 18, 2017 7:00 PM
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    401 S Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19147

Science and Religion: Nature in Jewish Culture

A Panel Discussion

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. 

 

 

 

Speaker

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.

David Shyovitz

Northwestern University

Mira Beth Wasserman

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

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