As part of the Rabbi Selig Salkowitz Memorial Distinguished Speaker Series, Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman will speak at Temple Israel about science and religion.

When we think about Darwinian evolution, we often think about fierce competition for resources, or how our genes influence our kids’ height, or how it might clash with religious teachings. But in fact, evolution by natural selection can help us understand the roots of morality, which can then inform Jewish law and Jewish ethics.