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"...for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the eyes of the peoples..."(Deuteronomy 4:6)
What is this wisdom that is suppose to make the Jews amazing to the people? "It is the calculations of astronomical cycles, and the movement of stars." (Yalkut Shimoni, Vaet'hanan 4)

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How does a person keep his/her balance?

Well, according modern science, the ear may hold the answer. "The inner ear includes both the organ of hearing (the cochlea) and a sense organ that is attuned to the effects of both gravity and motion (labyrinth or vestibular apparatus). The balance portion of the inner ear consists of three semi-circular canals and the vestibule." (Wikipedia, Ear)

Since Hebrew is a Holy Language, every word is self descriptive. The word "ear-אוזן" (Ozen) is of the same root as "balance-איזן" (Izun). The linguistic miracle of ancient Hebrew, proves its Divinity.

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The exact phase of the moon.

Talmud states: "Raban Gamliel said to them, 'I have received tradition from my father Abba, that the moon will renew no sooner than 29 days, and a half, two thirds of an hour, and 73 parts of an hour '"(Rosh Hashanah, 25A). Accordingly Rambam comments that a full hour has 1080 parts. After decimalizing the above statement, we get... 29 + .5 + 2/3 + 73/1080 = 29.53059 days phase of the moon. What does modern science say? "...cycle of phases of the Moon as seen from Earth, averages 29.530588 mean solar days in length (i.e., 29 days 12 hours 44 minutes 3 seconds);..." (Encyclopedia Britannica). In other words, modern scientists are just a few seconds wrong in their calculation. Without modern telescopes, how could a Jewish sage know this without G-d's revelation?

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Talmud's amazing information on marine life.

"All [fish] that have a scale(s) also have a fin(s) [and are thus kosher]; there are [fish] that have a fin(s) but do not have a scale(s) [and are thus not kosher] (Talmud, Niddah 51b)" In other words, talmud tells us that a fish that has scales but no fins does not exist in the world. Who could make such a brave statement even among today's scientists? It turns out that even though so many fish species have been discovered since the Talmud was written, a fish with scales and no fins has not been found. If anyone finds such a fish, the Talmud will be proven wrong. How did the Talmud know? Well, because its tradition comes from the Creator of all.

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Moses' knowledge of animal kingdom.

Torah gives us two signs of a kosher animal. The animal must posses split hooves, and chew its cud. The Talmud states, if a man was walking down the desert and saw an animal, and wasn't sure if it chews its cud but sees that it has split hooves, and this animal is not of the pig family, he can be sure that the animal is kosher. Why? Because there is no other animal in the world that has split hooves and doesn't chew its cud except the pig. How does the talmud know? Well the talmud is the tradition we've received from G-d, He informed us of what animals He created. As the talmud itself says "The Ruler of the universe knows that there is no other beast that parts the hoof and is unclean except the swine;"

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Talmud warns us of the "Swine Flue."

Talmud states: "....Once Rab Judah was informed that pestilence was raging among the swine and he ordained a fast. Can it then be concluded from this that Rab Judah is of the opinion that a plague scourging one species of animals is likely to attack also other species? No, the case of the swine is exceptional, because their intestines are like unto those of human beings (therefore the plague could transfer to humans)...." (Talmud Bavli, Mesechet Taanit, Page 21b) Now, according to the latest scientific research "...They found that the human and pig cells were able to co-exist alongside each other ...These viruses, called porcine endogenous retroviruses or PERVs, are harmless in pigs. However, there are concerns that they could pose a serious health risk to humans. (BBC News, Wednesday, 1 September, 2004, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3617152.stm)

 

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The splitting of the continents according to the ancient Jewish sages.

According to Cochise College : "The theory of Pangea is that millions of years ago all the continents were joined together in one enormous land mass known as Pangea." Now compare it to the words of a Jewish sage who lived almost a thousand years ago. "First G-d created one continent, but then split it into seven continents..." (Ibn Ezra to Genesis 1:2) Thousand years ago, Ibn Ezra knew that continents were merged, and that there are seven of them. This was written way before America, Australia, and Antarctica were discovered. How could anyone know this information without G-d's interference?

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Who discovered the dinosaurs?

On the fifth day of G-ds creation, the Holy Torah says that "...G-d created huge 'taninim'-גדלים התנינים" (Genesis 1:21). What is "taninim"? By context we know that it's a group of species, and not a certain creature. But which species? We use contextual analysis of other places of Torah where this word comes up. "...Take your staff and cast it down before Pharaoh - it will become a 'tanin'" (Exodus 7:9). Further it states " ...the staff was turned into a snake..." (Exodus 7:15). So is "tanin" another word for a snake? Look further, "...and He will kill the 'tanin' that is in the sea" (Isaiah 27:1) Therefore, "tanin" also lives in the the sea. The word "tanin" is also translated as a "crocodile" by Ibn Ezra, and K'li Yekar. So, what species include snake, crocodile, and sea creatures? Cold blooded animals or reptiles. Now read the above verse again (with the proper translation), "...and G-d created huge reptile creatures"(Genesis 1:21). Torah knew about dinosaurs way before humans did.

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The cluster of stars called "Pliades" - the ancients had no idea!

The Talmud states. "What is meant by Kimah [Pliades]? Samuel said: About a hundred [ke'meah] stars..."(Berachot. 58b). This statement seemed strange when one could observe only seven stars with a naked eye. With the modern telescopes it became clear of what the talmud meant. According to BBC "The glittering cluster (Pliades) contains over 100 stars, and its main stars Alcyone, Merope, Celaeno, Electra, Asterope, Taygeta and Maia are easily spotted with the naked eye". How did our holy sages of the Talmud know this thousand of years before the telescope was invented? Simple, the Creator of the Pliades told Moses (of blessed memory), and Moses passed it down to the sages by tradition.

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The expansion of the universe.

According to Nasa: "Hubble found that the universe was not static, but rather was expanding!" Thousands of years before Hubble, our holy writings mentioned the following: "...(G-d) Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain... (Psalms 104:3). "And forgettest the L-rd, thy maker, that has stretched forth the heavens... (Isaiah 51:13). The Hebrew word for "stretch" ("noteh") also means "to bend". This also corresponds with the "curved universe" theory. "Space is said to be negatively curved, as first described by Einstein in his law of general relativity." (Hubble Site January 15, 1996).

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Number of stars in the universe.

Talmud states the following: "...Said to her the Holy One, Blessed is He, my daughter, twelve "Mazalot" I have created in the sky, and for each of the Mazal I created thirty "Chil" and for each of the of the "Chil" i've created created thirty "Legion", and for each of the "Legion" I've created thirty "Rahton" and for each "Rahton" I've created thirty "Karton", and for each "Karton" I've created thirty "Gastra", and for each of the "Gastra" I've attached 365,000’s of 10,000 of starts, corresponding to the days of the solar year, and all of them I have created only for your sake…" (Berachot, 32b). So what's the total number of stars? We need a calculator. 30 x 30 x 30 x 30 x 30 x 30 x 30 x 30 x 365,000 x 10,000 = 10 to the 18 power (or 1,064,340,000,000,000,000). Now what do modern scientists say? Well, they cant agree on the estimate, since the number of stars is more than sand particles on earth. However, according to Arizona State University, "...So the number of stars in the whole Universe is LARGE, probably larger than 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 (10 to the 18 power)." When Talmud was written, humanity thought that there are roughly four thousand stars. They didn't know, that the Creator of the universe revealed the number to Moses, who later passed it down to our sages.

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Earth in Space.

According to some ancient "scientists" the earth stood on three elephants or supported by three whales. Today, we've come to realize that these myths are primitive and silly. What did the ancient Jews believe? We'll they didn't have to think too hard because the answer was always written in the ancient Book of Job . "...(G-d) hangs the earth over nothing" (Book of Job , 26:7).

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What is on the bottom of the Ocean?

Well according to the Book of Jonah, there are mountains. When Johan was taken by a large fish to the bottom of the sea, he recalls "I went down to the bottoms of the mountains..." (Johan, 2:7). According to the Mississippi State University, "The tallest mountains and deepest canyons are actually found in the ocean." Now, how could Jonah know this thousands of years before the first submarine was invented? It must be that he really went down to the bottom of the sea in a giant fish. Of coarse his survival is nothing less than a miracle but that's a different story. The same G-d who has split the sea for the Jews to cross, has provided oxygen for Jonah to breath inside the fish.

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Is circumcision barbaric?

Well, that's what the ancient "scientists" claimed. In fact, ancient Greeks oppressed and ridiculed the Jews for practicing circumcision. They would have never guessed that eventually scientists would support G-d's commandment. According to studies published in BioMed Central "Male circumcision was significantly associated with lower cervical cancer incidence and lower HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa, independent of Muslim and Christian religion." Jews perform circumcision on all boys when they are eight days old. The reason? In reality, we do not completely know G-d's ways, but recent discoveries may offer a suggestion. "Newborns begin Vitamin K production around the eighth day of life..." (Natural Birth and Baby Care,). What is Vitamin K? "Vitamin K is known as the clotting vitamin, because without it blood would not clot..." (National Library of Medicine,).

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Did the animals know about the Tsunami?

Strangely enough, almost none of the animals were killed by the Tsunami. According to National Library of Medicine "Before giant waves slammed into Sri Lanka and India coastlines ten days ago, wild and domestic animals seemed to know what was about to happen and fled to safety." How did they know? The Holy Torah gives us the answer. "The she-donkey saw the angel of G-d standing on the road with his sword drawn in his hand..." (Numbers 22:23). Long before science confirmed it, Rashi comments "...because the Holy One, Blessed is He has allowed the animal to see more than the humans can. For due to intelligence, a human being would go insane by seeing the angels of destruction" Interestingly, the Ramban argues that the animals "feel" rather than "see" the angels of destruction. Again, how did the animals know about the Tsunami? Because they saw (or felt) the angel of destruction. t

Tsunami

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Can technology confirm Jewish tradition?

Torah prescribes certain mitzvot (commandments) to be performed only by the Kohanim (Children of Aaron). For example, "HaShem spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, 'So shall you bless the Children of Israel...'" (Numbers 6:22). Until recently Jews have relied on tradition when deciding who is a descendant of Aaron and who is not. However, in 1997 an amazing story has hit the news. A group of scientists were able to pinpoint a gene in the Y chromosome which proved that today's Kohanim are indeed patralinear descendants of the same man that lived around 3300 years ago. Thus, the Nature Magazine states "Accordingly, we sought and found clear differences in the frequency of Y-chromosomes haplotypes between Jewish priests (kohanim) and their lay counterparts. Remarkably, the difference is observable in both Ashkenazi and Sephardic populations, despite the geographical separation of the two communities." Click here to read the full article.

Dna Spiral - From Nasa

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Following G-d's way is healthy spiritually and physically.

Some may think that most religious Jews do not follow a healthy life style. However, a recent study has proved the opposite. According to one of Israel's secular newspapers "Bnei Brak, Israel's most religious city, also has the highest average life expectancy: 81.1 years for women and 77.4 years for men.... A growing body of scientific evidence suggests the key to the longevity of Bnei Brak residents may well be their religiosity" (Jerusalem Post). Another stunning discovery is that "Two major double-blind studies have found a relationship between improved medical outcomes and being prayed for ...following G-d's instruction book turns out to be good for you" (Jerusalem Post). Click here to read the full article.

Torah with Nutrition Label

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According to the Chinese, Tefillin is a prescription for mental clarity.

For millenniums, the Jews have wrapped themselves with the Tefillin (Phylacteries), during prayers. Amazingly, all Jewish communities tie the Tefillin on the same parts of the body . One goes on the arm, and one goes on the head. According to the Journal of Chinese Medicine: "If we examine where the knots and wrappings are placed from a TCM point of view, it appears that the tefillin and wraps form a potent acupuncture point formula focused on the Governing vessel (Du Mai) and aimed at elevating the spirit and clearing the mind...(Du Mai) is.... known for its ability to treat psychiatric disorders and influence the mind...." Click here to read the full article.

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Who discovered Halley's Comet? It certainly wasn't Halley.

In 1758 Edmond Halley thought that he was the first to discover that a certain comet appears in the sky roughly every 75 years. This comet came to be known as "Halley's Comet." What he didn't know, was that almost two millenniums before him the Jewish sages spoke of "A certain star rises once in seventy years and leads the sailors astray..."(Talmud, Horayoth 10a). How did the Jewish sages know this millenniums before it was discovered by astronomers? Simple, the Creator of the universe passed it down to them through Oral Tradition.

Halley Comet from NASA

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Could the ancients explain rain?

According to Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece, Anaximander came up with a theory that vapor from earth caused rain. Amazingly, the Holy Torah which was written almost a thousand years before his days says "A mist ascended from the earth and watered the whole surface of the soil"(Genesis, 2:6). Also, "...He raised clouds from the end of the earth..." (Jeremiah 10:13) So the argument that "ancients couldn't explain rain, so they credited G-d" is baseless with Judaism, since the first book of the Torah has the answer.

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