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…

Blue Skies, Blue Dyes

A talmudic mnemonic on tzitzit and tekhelet relates to modern science…

Eclipses

In the less well known Pirkei DeRabbi Eliezer we find a less ominous, more astronomy focused talmudic take on eclipses…

Bilaam’s Star Prophecy

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

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.