Kabbalah and Science


Kabbalah and Science:

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Kabbalah: For many people, the word conjures images of magic or mysticism. But as Rabbi Sholom Dovber Lipskar says, the ancient beliefs and practices blend with the facts and methods of science, helping us learn more about both the origins of the universe and the future.

The rabbi will share these and other insights in "Kabbalah and Science," a lecture at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. His talk is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the museum, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.

Lipskar, a member of the Chabad Lubavitch movement, is the main organizer of the biennial Miami International Torah and Science Conference, which compares spiritual and scientific findings. He is also the founder of several Jewish institutions in South Florida, including The Shul, Surfside, and the Chaim Yakov Shlomo College of Jewish Studies. He also founded the Aleph Institute, which reaches out to Jews in the military or who are incarcerated.

His Dec. 15 appearance is part of Mondays at the Museum, a yearlong lecture series. All the Monday events are $10 for the public, $5 for museum members, free for students with ID.

For tickets or information, e-mail the museum at info@jewishmuseum.com or call 786-972-3175.