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Velvl Greene reflects on God and science

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Dr. Velvl Greene, the son of Jewish refugees from Ukraine, was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He came to Minnesota for post-graduate studies at the U of M, where he earned a master’s degree in in dairy bacteriology. He later was a University of Minnesota professor and a NASA scientist, and a disciple and confidante of the Lubavitcher rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Curiosity and the Desire for Truth: The Spiritual Journey of a NASA Scientist (Arthur Kurzweil) is a collection of essays on the big issues: the meaning of life, God, Judaism, miracles, etc. There are also mundane reflections on human hypocrisy, such as outwardly religious Jews who lie and eat ham. “Clothes don’t make the man,” concludes Greene, who died in 2011. — Mordecai Specktor

(American Jewish World, 5.19.17)

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