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4 February: Avery Meiksin, The luckless Jew? Jewish responses to Astrology

Astrology was a subject of study long before it developed into the science of astronomy, and it was a thorny subject in Judaism. The talk looks at Jewish responses to astrology from ancient times to the present. (This is an expanded version of a study session the speaker led for last Shavuot.)

Avery Meiksin is Professor of Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, where he has engaged in cosmological research and taught Physics and Astronomy for the past 20 years.

 

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