Tenth Dr. Morry S. Fox
Miami International Torah
& Science Conference
"Beginnings, Endings & Renewals: Conversations Between Torah Wisdom and Scientific Knowledge about the Universe, Human life and the Mind"

2013 Presenters

Professor Nathan Aviezer

Professor Barry
Baumel, MD

Professor Joseph Bodenheimer

Professor Daniel Drubach

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

Rabbi Simon Jacobson

Professor Nathan Katz

Professor Yakir
Kaufman, MD

Rabbi Barry M. Kinzbrunner, MD

Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar

Professor John D. Loike

Professor Vera Schwarcz

Rabbi Professor Avraham Steinberg, MD

Rabbi Professor Moshe Dovid Tendler

Professor Jason Wolfe


THE TENTH MIAMI INTERNATIONAL
TORAH & SCIENCE CONFERENCE
Beginnings, Endings and Renewals Conversations Between Torah Wisdom and Scientific Knowledge about the Universe, Human Life and the Mind.


Sponsored by:

The Shul,
Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar

Program in the study of spirituality at Florida International University,
Professor Nathan Katz

B'Or Ha'Torah Journal of science, art & modern life in the light of the Torah,
Professor Joseph S. Bodenheimer, Jerusalem College of Technology


CONFERENCE PROGRAM


Pre-Conference Shabbat Dinner with
Rabbi S. Jacobson & The Scientists
Friday evening, December 13, 2013

Greetings:
Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar

Speaker:
Rabbi Simon Jacobson

Reservation & payment for Shabbaton are required in advance
Shul Members $40, Non-Members $50 | Children under 13 pay half the adult rate
RSVP: (305) 868-1411 ext. 0, after Nov. 25, 2013


Shabbat Morning, December 14, 2013

Rabbi Professor Moshe Tendler
Rabbi Abraham Steinberg


Shabbat Lunch Farbrengen

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman


Saturday Evening, December 14, 2013 • 8:15pm
Beginning of Life (free and open to the public; reservations not required)

Professor Nathan Katz presiding

Welcome and Greetings by Conference Organizers:
Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar,
 The Shul and the Aleph Institute
Professor Nathan Katz, Program in the Study of Spirituality, Florida International University

New Biotechnological Ways to Begin Life
Professor John D. Loike – Columbia University

Halachic Parameters of Assisted Reproduction Technology
Rabbi Professor Moshe Dovid Tendler – Yeshiva University

The Definition of Fatherhood and its Contemporary Halachic Significance
Rabbi Professor Avraham Steinberg, MD – Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem


Sunday Morning, December 15, 2013 • 11:30am
Dialogue on Epigenetics (free and open to the public; reservations not required)

Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar
Professor Barry Baumel, MD


Sunday Afternoon, December 15, 2013 • 1:00pm
(free and open to the public; reservations not required)

The Jewish Perspective on the World as a Resource
Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld – Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs


Sunday Evening, December 15, 2013 • 7:30pm-9:30pm
End/Continuum of Life (free and open to the public; reservations not required)

Death of the Whole by Death of the Parts
Professor Jason Wolfe – Wesleyan University

Medical and Halachic Aspects of End of Life Care
Rabbi Barry M. Kinzbrunner, MD  – Vitas Healthcare Corp., Miami

Does Life Ever End?
Rabbi Simon Jacobson – Meaningful Life Center, NY


Monday Morning, December 16, 2013 • 9:30am-11:30am
Beginning/End of Universe (free and open to the public; reservations not required)

From Spinoza to Hawking: Analysis and Critique  
Professor Nathan Aviezer – Bar-Ilan University

A Fresh Look at Genesis  
Professor Joseph Bodenheimer (Conference Organizer) – Jerusalem College of Technology


Monday Afternon, December 16, 2013 • 12:00pm-1:00pm

Reflections on Life’s Boundaries in Chinese and Jewish Thought
Professor Vera Schwarcz – Wesleyan University


Monday Evening, December 16, 2013 • 7:30pm-9:30pm
Neuroscience: Beginning /End of Mind (free and open to the public; reservations not required)

The Beginning and Development of the Mind: Neuroscience with a Jewish Perspective
Professor Daniel Drubach – Mayo Clinic and College of Medicine 

Beginning and End of Our Mind in Medicine: The Key to Physical Health (end) is Rooted in the Mind (Beginning)
Professor Yakir Kaufman, MD – Herzog Hospital Hadassah – Hebrew University

The Blossoming of Consciousness: Stages of Sentience in Halacha
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman – Editor Chabad.org

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