The Genesis Project: Science Meets Jewish Thought

An exciting new series. Leading Canadian scientists and Jewish thinkers will join us in exploring a modern interpretation of the Seven Days of Creation. No science background required — just bring your curiosity!

Four programs in 5777 (2016-2017), three more in 5778 (2017-8).

Day Four — The God of Other Planets

On the fourth day of Bereshit, God creates sun, moon and stars. There are over 3,000 known planets in the universe, many of which might support life. What happens to our notion of ourselves when we discover life elsewhere? How will Judaism respond to another planetary Creation story?

This project is part of Scientists in Synagogues, a grass-roots program to offer Jews opportunities to explore the most interesting and pressing questions surrounding Judaism and science.