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Is The World 6,000 Years Old?

Jimmy emails: Rabbi Leib Tropper is infamous for promoting and enforcing the requirement that converts believe that the world is less than 6000 years old. See here if you’re not familiar with it: http://www.rationalistjudaism.com/2009/11/rabbi-leib-tropper-and-ejf.html http://www.zootorah.com/controversy/ejf.pdf http://modernorthoprax.blogspot.com/2009/09/amazing-shailah-and-teshuvah.html Well get this: Shannon … Continue reading

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I was having a gentle morning conversation when suddenly the woman said, "How old is the world?" Wow. "About five billion years," I said. "I think that’s the scientific consensus." "But what about the Torah?" "I don’t take the first … Continue reading

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The Age of the Earth

Rabbi Aviner writes: While there is still a difference between the dating of the world between the Torah – 5769 years – and scientists – 15 million years (this conclusion is reached through radioactivity in rocks, salts in oceans, etc…), … Continue reading

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