Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin is the founder and director of The Biblical Museum of Natural History. He received his rabbinic ordination from Ohr Somayach Institutions, graduated from the Lander Institute in Jerusalem with an MA in Jewish Thought and Law, and received a PhD in Jewish history at Bar-Ilan University, with a dissertation on rabbinic encounters with zoology. Rabbi Dr. Slifkin has published numerous books on different themes relating to Judaism and the natural sciences, including The Challenge of Creation and The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom.
Field / Profession: Educator
Educator at: Other
Speaking Topics: Torah, Halacha & the Modern World
Sample Topics - General:
The Animal Kingdom in Jewish Thought
Rationalism vs. Mysticism: Schisms in Traditional Jewish Thought
Sacred Monsters: Mythical Creatures of the Midrash
The Dynamics of Controversy: The Making of a Ban
Rocky Rabbits and Kosher Kiwis: Controversies in Biblical Zoology
How (not) to Become a Heretic: What Must a Jew Believe?
Radically Rethinking Brain Death and Organ Donation
Sample Topics - Israel Related:
The Natural World of Biblical Israel
Personal website: https://www.biblicalnaturalhistory.org/
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