Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Va-etchanan: Shabbat, take 2—The Torah throws a (dinosaur) bone to the Evolutionists :)

Last Shabbat (Shabbat Nachamu), we read the second version of Aseret HaDibrot/the Ten Commandments. In version # 2 of the commandment concerning the Sabbath, there’s absolutely no mention of HaShem having created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Instead, we’re told that, through Shabbat observance, we’ll remember that we were once slaves in Egypt. With that kind of logic, not even a paleontologist has a good excuse to opt out :).


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