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Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman is the founding director of Sinai and Synapses, an organization that brings together Judaism and science, mostly through the introduction of scientists into synagogue programming. He is based in Westchester County, N.Y.

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Mark Hillel Kunis

Rabbi Mark Hillel Kunis has written about Torah portions that support the idea that God created life on other worlds. He lives in Atlanta.

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David Weintraub

David Weintraub is a professor of astronomy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and the author of Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?.

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Benjamin Blech

Benjamin Blech is a rabbi and a professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University in New York City. He has written about what the discovery of intelligent alien life would mean to Judaism.

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Lesley Sachs

Lesley Sachs is the director of Women of the Wall, an international consortium of Jewish women who want women to be able to pray at Jerusalem’s Western Wall. She lives in Jaffa, Israel.

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Israel Tsvaygenbaum

Israel Tsvaygenbaum is a Russian-born Jewish artist who lives and works in Albany, N.Y. Some of his canvases depict Jewish life and history and Torah themes and stories.

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Beth Grossman

Beth Grossman is a San Francisco-based artist who primarily works in sculptures of wood and metal. Much of her art that involves religious subjects or themes is in the form of vessels or household tools, including The Sabbath Has Kept the Jews and Our Mother Mary Found.

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Helene Aylon

Helene Aylon is a visual, conceptual and performance artist whose work is sometimes focused on what she calls “rescuing G-d.” Her artist’s statement reads, in part, “I realized early in the 90’s that G-D (whatever G-D may be) had to be liberated from patriarchal projections and that I had to deal with my orthodox identity […]

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Richard McBee

Richard McBee is an artist and writer who writes and lectures frequently and widely about Jewish contemporary art. His own paintings are frequently drawn from Jewish scriptures and include numerous characters from Old Testament stories — Esther, Moses, Sarah, Abraham and many more. He lives in New York. Contact via the form on his website.

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