Science in the Torah
Seeing Inside Opaque Objects
The Talmud states that the Jewish people used the light from the clouds to examine internal bodily organs; a precursor to modern imaging techniques that allow us to view inflammations and diseases within the human body.This is remarkably similar to our own use of X-rays, ultrasound, CT scans and MRI imaging techniques, so familiar to us today
The Sheath of the Sun
Our Sages firmly insisted that a sheath exists around the sun, because the Torah states that it is there. Do scientists have something to tell us on this subject?
The Atom and the Soul of the Inanimate
Does a Squirrel have a Soul? Does a Tree have a Soul? Does a Chair have a Soul? And What does All this Have to do with an Atom Bomb
Mystery: Rock-Eating Worm Discovered - Is it the Shamir Worm from the Holy Temple?
Researchers have discovered a new type of shipworm in the Philippines that eats rock through burrowing. There are those that compare the worm to the Shamir worm that was used for building the Holy Temple - What does Rabbi Zamir Cohen have to say about the matter?
Does Our Water Come From Another Planet?
Pirkei d’Rabbi Eliezer was composed over 2,000 years ago, yet it comments on phenomena still indiscernible to modern scientists, but which provides a fascinating direction for future research
Is the World Round or Flat? Depends Who You Ask
While the rest of the world firmly believed that the world is flat, the Sages of the Torah had the cold, hard facts
The Fetus Sees and Feels - Rabbi Zamir Cohen
The Sages had an oral tradition that a fetus has a special sense and knowledge of the world around it. Based upon this, perhaps we can say that sharp fetal movements, reoccurring whenever the mother passes by a certain place, actually tell us something about the nature of the fetus itself
Judaism and Science - Conflict or Harmony?
The Torah is not a book of nature. But it is a book of what happens behind nature. Behind the physical world of the “what” are reasons of the “why”, the underlying spiritual reality of things
Genetics and the Bible - Rabbi Zamir Cohen
Is it possible that the two most revolutionary laws in genetics discovered in recent generations – Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance and the Law of Heterosis – appear in the Torah, given more than 3300 years ago?
Do Trees have Feelings?
How did the teachers of the Torah know about a secret of nature that was only discovered recently by means of complex electronic devices?
God is Black
The very highest aspect of the unifying Creator of all universes is ultimately a quiet blackness
Science Discovers the Truths of the Torah
How did our Sages know scientific truths long before they were discovered through the use of modern technology?
Life After Death - Way Beyond Science
The facts discovered by science regarding 'life after death' appear in numerous places throughout the Torah, which offers additional details and information far beyond that which science has yet discovered
The Effect of Music on the Brain and Mind
Music can bring a person to feel such exaltation and inner joy that he spontaneously breaks out in dance. Kabbalists write that the gate of music originates from heavenly worlds, close to the gate of divine inspiration
The Mystical Aspect of Mirrors
Mirrors have enabled science to potentially move much closer to the truth of the Torah
The Ideal Amount of Sleep - Rabbi Zamir Cohen
What goes on when we sleep? Is it just a matter of letting our body rest? Prof. Robert Stickgold: "During an eight hour night, there are two main critical stages during which the brain undergoes both physical and chemical changes". What do our Sages say?
Meteorites as the Source of Water on Planet Earth
Does it Rain from Outer Space!? And What does the Torah have to Say About it?
Mirrors, Marvels, Mysteries and Medrash
Mirrors reflect light in a spectacular manner. The image viewed in a mirror seems to be an astonishingly accurate representation of the subject. The truth, however, is far more complex and mysterious. There seem to be two aspects - an objectively accurate representation, as well as a subjective, mystical aspect, being revealed simultaneously
Did the Ancient Hebrews have X-Ray Vision?
According to the Talmud, the Cloud of Glory emitted a type of light that allowed them to see through opaque objects: “A person could look at a pitcher or barrel and see what was inside it”
Seeing the Sounds
Why did God want us to 'see the sounds' when the Torah was given at Mount Sinai? Why was it necessary? What secret was God trying to reveal to us in doing so?