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Question 12.5:
Can one be Orthodox and a scientist too?


Definitely! The Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists ( publishes a quarterly, Intercom, that deals with ethical, technical, practical, and philosophical issues. You can contact AOJS at INFO@AOJS.ORG

There is an institute in Israel devoted to using modern technology within Halachic constraints. One example of their products is a Sabbath telephone that doctors can use in an emergency without fear of violating the laws of the Torah.

Tzomet (Tzivtei Mada V'Torah), a similar institute in Gush Etzion, can be reached at:

Alon Shvut
Gush Etzion 90940
TEL +972-2-931-442
FAX +972-2-931-889

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