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Rachel Pear

Rachel S. A. Pear is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Haifa’s Center for Jewish Education, where she is researching evolution education in Israeli Jewish and Arab schools. She wrote her PhD dissertation on American Modern Orthodox engagement with evolution in Bar Ilan University’s Science, Technology and Society Program, received her MA from Hebrew University in Prehistoric Archeology, and her BA from Columbia College. For more on responses to evolution in the 1920s see her article, “Differences Over Darwinism: American Orthodox Jewish Responses to Evolution in the 1920s” in Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism. Rachel can be reached at

Jung Earth Creationism: Two New York Rabbis Respond to the Scopes Trial

No two Orthodox rabbis think exactly the same way, particularly on the matter of Darwinism in the wake of the Scopes Trial.