Re: Torah and Science

eli turkel (turkel@math.tau.ac.il)
Sun, 1 Dec 1996 08:50:39 +0200 (IST)

Kira Sirote writes:
>> Let's take the splitting of the Sea, for instance. If we ask Science
what >> happened, it will tell us of winds and earthquakes. If we ask
Torah what >> happened, it will tell us of showing once and for all that
G-d has a hand >> in history (a mighty hand, at that). >> The winds and
earthquakes are fascinating, but in the long run, irrelevant.

The problem is that the Torah itself stresses the importance of the winds
The verse (Shemot 14:21) tells us "... G-d moved the sea with a strong east
wind all the night ... and the water split" (see also Ibn Ezra and Ramaban).

Eli Turkel
turkel@math.tau.ac.il