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Friday, February 14 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
The Tree of Knowledge and Plato's Olive Tree: Science and Judaism—Beyond Conflict and Reconciliation

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Torah and science, Greek philosophy and Jewish thought, Athens and Jerusalem—for centuries these concepts have been living in conflict along with attempts to reconcile them.  But as we look deeper at the roots and philosophy of science, alongside various Jewish sources, a new approach of integration and mutual-fertilization can be revealed.  In this session we will delve into these worlds of thought and offer a new analysis of the relationships between Jewish thought, philosophy and science.


Aharon Ariel Lavi

Aharon Ariel Lavi is the founder and director of the Nettiot Network, which reengages Haredi Ba'alei Teshuva (Returnees) into Israeli society. He is also founder of Garin Shuva in the Negev and co-founder of the National Council of Mission-Driven Communities. Aharon is pursuing a PhD in Jewish Economic Thought and published a book along with articles on many other social issues. This year Aharon is a Tikvah Fellow and lives with his wife and... Read More →

Friday February 14, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
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