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Kabbalah and the Age of the Universe [Paperback]

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This essay is an examination of the age of the universe as discussed in Kabbalistic works.

It is important to realize that the Kabbalistic texts do not only discuss mysticism, but also many areas of hashkafah (Jewish outlook) which are of great importance to us.

Let us begin with the classic question asked about the age of the universe. At face value, the Torah seemingly teaches us that the universe is 6,000 years old.

Therefore, many people would hold the opinion that anyone who believes that the world is older than 6,000 years is an apikores(one who denies the basic tenets of Judaism). However, there is scientific evidence that the universe is more than 6,000 years old; maybe millions of times more.

How do we resolve this question?

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Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.08 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 3, 2007
ISBN  9562914550  
ISBN13  9789562914550  

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ARYEH KAPLAN, who died in 1983, was a well-known Orthodox rabbi and teacher of Jewish meditation. He is the author of many books, including a translation of the Torah commentary Me am Lo ez.


Aryeh Kaplan was born in 1934 and died in 1982.

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Incredible Book!  Jun 24, 2008
Kabbalah and the Age of the Universe by Aryeh Kaplan is an amazing book. It is short but has so many insightful thoughts that I spent a lot of time digesting every page and even read it two times because it was so incredibly interesting. This book gave me an entirely new perspective about the age of the universe. All the conflicting ideas I've read about for years has finally been cleared up....everything Rabbi Kaplan says makes perfect sense. I love the fact that he points out the compatability of science and religion. This is a must read for anyone who wants to learn more about this topic. I highly recommend this book to lay persons as well as scholars.
Fascinating for the newcomer to Judaism  Jul 26, 2007
This book clearly shows that you can believe in the Bible and in a scientific approach to creation. They are not mutually exclusive. Just about all of the book is in clear understandable English -- just a few references in Hebrew. Short book. Quick read. Great for middle school or high school -- all demoninations.
Jews Have No Problem With Science  Jun 17, 2007
Rabbi Kaplan (a"h) was one of the luminaries of the Jewish world of the mind, until his untimely passing at a very young age. With the encouragement and permission of his teachers, he opened previously inaccessible areas of Torah for study by the average Jew. One could, without stretching credibility, attribute the current interest in Kabbalah (both of the serious scholar and Jew, and of the pop-culture dilettantes) to his books.

In this slender volume, he shows how one kabbalistic perspective dates the age of the universe at around 15 billion years, precisely the age that current science has determined.

More importantly he shows how, in general, Judaism will never conflict with science that has reached the bedrock of theory and experimental verification.

I heartily recommend this and all of his other books.

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