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  26. Why and How Kanji Isaac Ishizumi converted to Judaism?
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Judaism and the Big Bang Theory

In the 13th century, Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman (Nachmanides) wrote that in the very first seconds of God's creation of the universe, all the matter of the universe was concentrated in an infinitesimally small space, no larger than "a grain of mustard". It subsequently expanded and ultimately became the universe as we know it today, some 15 billion years later (see his commentary on the Book of Genesis, chapter 1 verse 1 and see Gerald Schroeder, Genesis and the Big Bang). Remarkably, Jewish tradition had predated the theory of the Big Bang, some 4,000 years before its modern scientific formulation!
| Jerusalem Rabbi | 2013/07/16 10:03 PM |
The creation of the universe as a consequence of the Big Bang appears not only to not contradict, but in fact to corroborate its Divine origin.
No less an authority than the avowedly atheist physicist, Stephen Hawking, seems unabashedly -and paradoxically - to confirm this. In his "A Brief History of Time - From the Big Bang to Black Holes", Hawking writes that if the rate of the universe's expansion "one second after the big bang had been smaller by even one partin a hundred thousand million million, the universe would have recollapsed before it ever reached its present size....The remarkable fact is thatthe value of these numbers seem to have been very finely adjusted to make possible the development of life....It would be very difficult to explain why the universe should have begun in just this way, except as the act of a God who intended to create beings like us" (!).(A Brief History of Time, Bantam Books 1988 edition, pages 134, 138, 140 and 141).
| Jerusalem Rabbi | 2013/08/21 5:37 PM |
Several commentaries appended in the 13th century to the Book of Genesis by the great kabalist, Nahmanides, read like a modern-day formulation of the Big Bang theory.
Thus Nahmanides writes as follows, in his commentary to Genesis Chapter 1 Verse 1: "In the beginning, the Creator brought forth a substance so thin that it had no corporeality, but that substanceless substance could take on form. This was the only physical creation. Now this creation was a very small point and from this all things that ever were or will be formed".
Some 700 years later, Albert Einstein revolutionized modern physics when he conclusively proved that all matter did, in fact derive from energy, matter's condensed form - a "very thin, noncorporeal substanceless substance". Einstein's mathematical equation E=mc2is a modern formulation of this biblical truth, as stated by Nahmanides, that in the beginning, "when matter forms (and) time grabs hold" (see his commentary to Genesis 1:4) the pure energy of the creation was transformed into the building blocks of 100 billion galaxies, each containing a 100 billion stars!
| Jerusalem Rabbi | 2013/08/22 5:10 PM |