Should a scientist talk about G-d?

Tuvia Brodie,

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Tuvia Brodie
Tuvia Brodie has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the name Philip Brodie. He has worked for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College and American Express. He and his wife made aliyah in 2010. All of his children have followed. He believes in Israel's right to exist. He believes that the words of Tanach (the Jewish Bible) are meant for us. His blog address is He usually publishes 3-4 times a week on his blog and 1-3 times at Arutz Sheva. Please check the blog regularly for new posts.

As Jews around the world prepare for Shabbat, many add a little extra Torah-study to their Friday to-do list. After all, what's a Shabbat meal without a devar Torah (brief Torah presentation, usually on a part of that week's Torah portion)?

Here's a brief video (under 2 minutes) about G-d. It's about G-d and the world of science. It's about how the world of science accounts for G-d in the natural world. 

The video doesn't have any direct link to this week's Torah Portion (Mishpatim). But as you go about your Shabbat preparations, perhaps this video will be food for thought for you. 

The video comes from israelvideonetwork


So, who protects Israel? Does an invisible shield protect Israel? Does pure luck protect Israel?

As the narrator suggests here, what we see in the referenced Nature essay is science at a loss. When it comes to Israel, it's luck that protects the Jews?

As the narrator also suggests, modern science cannot accept the idea of G-d. They prefer luck to G-d. 

Yes, the video says it all: G-d forbid a scientist should suggest that G-d protects Israel. G-d forbid there should be miracles!

Fortunately, some of us know better.

Shabbat shalom!