News Flash -- The world was created only 5,753 years ago
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 93 11:41:04 PDT
Subject: News Flash -- The world was created only 5,753 years ago
From: vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU!bostic (Keith Bostic)
Dinosaurs Not Kosher, Israeli Rabbis Say
Jerusalem (Reuter) - Dinosaurs may be all the rage in the
wake of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster movie "Jurassic Park",
but some rabbis in Israel have complained that they contradict
the biblical account of creation.
Ultra-orthodox rabbis want to withdraw the kosher
certification of a dairy company that has begun using pictures
of dinosaurs to promote its products.
"The dinosaur is portrayed ... as an animal that is millions
of years old, even though it is known that the world was
created only 5,753 years ago," Rabbi Zvi Gafner told the
Israeli newspaper Davar.
© 1993 Peter Langston