Join Rabbi Natan Slifkin for a three-part mini series on the Animal Kingdom in Jewish Thought.
Part 1: Lions, Leopards and Bears
The symbolism of predatory animals in Jewish thought.
Part 2: The Camel, The Hare and the Hyrax
Enigmas with the laws of kosher and non-kosher animals.
Part 3: Sacred Monsters: Mythical creatures of the Midrash.
About Rabbi Natan Slifkin
Born in Manchester, England, Natan Slifkin spent many years of study at yeshivot in Israel. He then taught Talmud and Jewish philosophy at Ohr Somayach Institutions, where he received rabbinic ordination. Rabbi Slifkin also has an MA in Jewish Studies from the Lander Institute in Jerusalem, where he graduated summa cum laude, and he is currently pursuing a PhD in Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University. He teaches an extensive course in Judaism, Science and Zoology at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah in Ramat Bet Shemesh, and has been invited as guest lecturer to numerous synagogues worldwide. Rabbi Slifkin has written numerous books on the topic of Judaism and the natural sciences, and he has also written extensively for the Daf Yomi Advancement Forum, as well as for many newspapers, websites and journals. He also maintains a popular blog, Rationalist Judaism.
This is a brief reminder that tomorrow is the first class in the mini-series "The Animal Kingdom in Jewish Thought." In the first session, we'll be taking a tour of several members of the animal kingdom, from lizards to lions, some of whom may join me as live guests! I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.