Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Fractal Geometry of Torah

Richard S. Ellis
Professor: Department of Mathematics and StatisticsAdjunct Professor, Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies

The Book of Leviticus and the Fractal Geometry of Torah

By Richard S. Ellis

The statement of Galileo that "the great book which ever lies before our eyes—I mean the Universe—is written in mathematical language and the characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures" applies as well to the Halakhah. And not for naught did the Gaon of Vilna tell the translator of Euclid’s geometry into Hebrew [R. Barukh of Shklov], that "To the degree that a man is lacking in the wisdom of mathematics he will lack one hundredfold in the wisdom of the Torah."

The Archangel Gabriel warned the prophet, "God is hidden by 70,000 veils of light and darkness............

Human Logic, G-d's Logic, and the Akedah By Richard Ellis

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