August 17, 2022
Torah Smash! The Podcast for Nerdy Jews
Episode 9 - Finding the Value of Why
There are distinct similarities between the subject of Mathematics and the study of Judaism. We won’t ask you to come up to the chalkboard to prove it, but make sure you have your pocket protectors and TI-85 ready for today’s class…I mean episode.
00:00:38 - Barak’s start with Mathematics
00:04:52 - Judaism can be found in everything
00:06:08 - The Torah doesn’t change, I do
00:08:58 - Letters, Numbers, Theorems, and Talmud
00:18:19 - Favorite Midrash Proofs
00:28:40 - Recognizing that it’s all around us
00:38:50 - Favorite math subjects
This episode is supported in part by Sinai and Synapses, which offers people a worldview that is both scientifically grounded and spiritually uplifting. They provide tools and language for learning and living to those who see science as their ally as they pursue personal growth and the repair of our world. Sinai and Synapses helps to equip scientists, clergy and dedicated lay people with knowledge and skills to become role models, ambassadors and activists for grappling with the biggest and most important questions we face. They believe that in order to enhance ourselves and our world, we need both religion and science as sources of wisdom, as the spark for new questions, and as inspiration and motivation.
Through classes, seminars, lectures, videos and writings, they help create a vision of religion that embraces critical thinking and scientific inquiry, and at the same time, gives meaning to people’s lives and helps them make a positive impact on society.
Sinai and Synapses is incubated at Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, which links Jewish wisdom with innovative scholarship to deepen civic and spiritual participation in American life. You can learn more at www.sinaiandsynapses.org or @SinaiSynapses on twitter.
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