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Rabbis say that evolution strengthens belief

Posted in Education, Evolution with tags , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2008 by airtightnoodle

star of davidIn the news today, out of Chicago, comes an article about Jewish rabbis who say that evolution is not detrimental to faith.  On the contrary, they say, it strengthens faith.

Several rabbis (235 since July) have even signed an open letter supporting the teaching of evolution in public schools.

Teaching creationism alongside evolution in public schools is apparently an awful idea according to many of these Jewish leaders.

Rabbi Debra Newman Kamin of the conservative Am Yisrael synagogue in Northfield, Ill., who signed the letter last month, called the movement to teach creationism in public schools alongside evolution “horrifying.”

Though there are, of course, many in the Jewish community who still hold to a literal interpretation of the Genesis creation story, those of the Jewish faith have been moving away from such a reading for the past several hundred years, seeing evolution not as atheistic or anti-God but instead as a natural process put in place by the Creator Himself. 

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