Teaching Evolution in Jewish Schools
Evolutionary biology thrives alongside serious engagement with the Genesis narrative.
Advocating for an approach that admits this complexity, Joel Wolowelsky, chairman of Advanced Placement studies at the Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York, wrote in Ten-Da'at, a journal of Jewish education: "Lurking behind the would-be debate between Torah and evolution is either a shallow understanding of Torah or an unsophisticated appreciation of science--or both. Our students certainly deserve better."
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