Re: Judaism and extra-terrestrial life

Akiva Miller (
Fri, 10 Jan 1997 13:45:00 -0500

Several people are asking if extra-terrestrials (if they exist) would
have a Torah like ours. Let me remind everyone that until about 3309
years ago, even Planet Earth did not "have a Torah like ours". Prior to
that point one could argue that Earth either had no Torah at all, or a
Torah which was in a different form. (Personally, I go with the
"different form" idea.) Either way, what we had prior to Moshe could
certainly be what they have now. And if the "different form" idea is
true, then ET might even have a full-blown written Torah, but one as
relevant to them as ours is to us. And just as holy. And just as true!