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Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Tag Archives: Bava Metzia

Quantum Mechanics and Baba Metzia

Posted on November 17, 2011 by S. Rotenberg

I was studying Talmud and came across this connection to quantum mechanics. In quantum mechanics, one of the many mysteries goes as follows:  A particle x is shot at a device which measures if it is black or white. The scientist has no idea if the particle shot is black or white. In fact, the only Continue Reading »


Posted on November 10, 2011 by Barer

This week’s parsha is chalk-full of troubling stories, from the Akieda, arguably the most challenging section of the Torah, to the destruction of Sdom and Amorah, to the episode of Lot and his daughters.  What caught my attention while reading the parsha, though, was a subtler play on language related to rhetorical questions.  There are Continue Reading »