Rabbi Natan Slifkin

The Animal Kingdom in Jewish Thought

See this in my timzoneTeaching in English at 4:00pm IST in Israel | Presented by the The Biblical Museum of Natural History

From crocodiles to hyenas, from cheetahs to ostriches, there are hundreds of references to animals in the Bible, and even more in the Talmud and Midrash. The identities and significance of these animals is often shrouded in mystery, but shedding light upon them opens up a whole new facet of Jewish thought. Join the “Zoo Rabbi” Natan Slifkin for a walk on the wild side of Jewish texts.

rabbi-natan-slifkinRabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin is the director of The Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh. He is the author of numerous works on the interface between Judaism and the natural world, including The Challenge of Creation, Sacred Monsters, and The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom. Rabbi Slifkin is a popular lecturer worldwide, speaking at shuls, colleges, schools, zoos, and safaris.