Bereishit and the Nobel Prize

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star” can help understand a midrash on Bereishit…

Bilaam’s Star Prophecy

“A star shall come forth from Jacob”. Let the meaning hidden in this verse shine forth better with modern astronomy…

The Lights of Kislev

The light of the Menorah is a symbol, but of what? There are surprising similarities to… a rainbow…?

Creating the World… Again…

The Holy One Blessed be He was building worlds and destroying them, creating worlds and destroying them, until He created these…

There’s a Bad Star on the Rise

In the course of the arguments of Moses and Aaron convincing Pharaoh to let the Israelites go, we find fascinating ideas that are illuminated by astronomy.

The First Festival of Light

Chanukah is often referred to as the Festival of Light(s). But it is not the first Festival of Light in the world, as the Talmud tells us.

The First Light

Conflict between Genesis and modern science?
Ancient rabbinic midrashim already have an understanding in consonance with modern scientific ideas!