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TORAH & SCIENCE

ABSOLUTE STANDARDS IN A WORLD OF RELATIVITY

XIIIth International Conference on Torah and Science

December 12-15, 2019

Sustainability, Resilience, and the Torah

IS THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT COMING TO AN END? 

 

Science and technology race forward, cyber-tech takes over more and more of our life, and environmental concerns increase exponentially. Where is Torah in this rapidly evolving world, and what should its role be?

Join us for four thought-provoking and spiritually uplifting days with leading rabbis, scholars, researchers, and scientists of all varieties – natural science, social science, behavioral science.

When the Lubavitcher Rebbe blessed Rabbi Sholom Dovber Lipskar and Professor Herman Branover for organizing the First Miami International Torah & Science Conference, he circled the word “relativity” in the conference subtitle. The Rebbe noted that Einstein’s research probed the nature of light. Just as the speed of physical light provides a measure of absoluteness to the physical world, the light of the Torah commandments, invoked by kindling the Chanukkah candles, signifies another level of absoluteness. Thus the First Miami Torah & Science Conference was held during Chanukkah of 1987 at the Sheraton Hotel of Bal Harbour. Its proceedings, entitled Fusion, were published in 1990 by Feldheim Publishers. The Second Miami Torah & Science Conference was held at the same venue on December 24-26, 1989. Click here for a full history of the conference.

Organizing Committee:

Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar

Dr. Nathan Katz

Professor Joseph Bodenheimer

Ms. Ilana Attia

Rabbi Shea Rubinstein

Ms. Lydia Hasson