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Moshe Averick received his ordination as an orthodox Rabbi in 1980. He has taught theology and spirituality for nearly 30 years to Jews of all ages, ranging from high school to adult education. Many of his students have gone on to become educators and rabbinic leaders in North America, England, and Israel. He is known for his singular ability to explain complex topics in clear, understandable language and - to borrow the description of one University of Chicago-trained philosopher of science - his "wicked" sense of humor. He supervised educational programs at UCLA and Northridge University on behalf of Yeshiva University of Los Angeles under the auspices of the renowned Simon Wiesenthal Center and in Toronto, Ontario, was among the founding faculty members of what is now one of North America's largest Jewish adult education centers, Aish Hatorah of Toronto. His lectures in Jewish Thought at the Shalavim Rabbinical Seminary in Israel were enthusiastically received for 12 years before he moved back to Chicago in 2007. Besides his career as an educator, Averick was a floor trader in the S&P pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and wrote and produced an album of spiritual acoustic rock, Feet on the Ground, which was described by Jerusalem Post music critic David Brinn as, " superb, country-tinged acoustic the great tradition of such seminal artists as Tom Rush and John Prine...a real find in our own backyard!" He is the proud father and grandfather of eight children and nine grandchildren.Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused and Illusory World of the Atheist - Averick's eloquent and pithy retort to New Atheism - was published in 2010. He has lectured on the subject of atheism and belief in God at universities and colleges for both secular and religious student organizations.

ARTICLES BY: Moshe Averick

September 23, 2016 6:38 am

Atheists Still Waiting for the Origin-of-Life Messiah

"Despite the widespread view that Darwinian Evolution has been able to explain the emergence of biological complexity that is not the case...Darwinian theory does not...

August 10, 2016 5:20 am

It’s Easy to Be an Atheist if You Ignore Science

Although the general public is disconcertingly unaware of it, it is a fact that scientists do not have even the slightest clue as to how life...

August 10, 2014 12:23 am

The Morally Confused World of Atheist Mathematician Jason Rosenhouse

Jason Rosenhouse is a Professor of Mathematics at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In a recent post on Evolution Blog, Dr. Rosenhouse makes a...

July 18, 2013 5:42 am

American Jewry at the Crossroads: Isaac Mayer Wise, Solomon Schechter, and now…Avi Weiss and Sara Hurwitz

On July 11, 1883 a dinner honoring the first graduating class of Hebrew Union College (the rabbinical seminary of Reform Judaism), was held in...

July 14, 2013 10:56 am

‘Justice, Justice, Shall You Pursue’ – Justice For George Zimmerman

The not-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for 2nd degree murder is a victory for  justice in the United States. It proved, that...

June 21, 2013 7:02 am

Al Sharpton and the Lynching of George Zimmerman

As jury selection continues in the trial of George Zimmerman for what are obviously trumped up charges of second degree murder, let us focus on...

May 14, 2013 2:44 pm

Dov Lipman: Yair Lapid’s “Useful Hareidi Idiot”

It seems that Yesh Atid MK (Member Knesset), Dov Lipman is upset that Rabbi Aharon Feldman, the Rosh Yeshiva (Dean) of Ner Israel Rabbinical College,...

May 3, 2013 10:11 am

Jewish Witches, Warlocks, and Wiccans: There is a Place for you at the Western Wall

Jewish Press, 4/25/13: Jews for Ba'al Worship Win in District Court The Jerusalem District Court handed down its decision on Thursday...

April 25, 2013 6:39 pm

Atheist Professor Jerry Coyne Fiddles While the Darwinian Palace Burns

Jerry Coyne, who teaches evolutionary biology at the University of Chicago, long ago took upon himself the role of Grand Inquisitor of Modern Atheism. On...

April 15, 2013 1:24 am

“Women of the Wall”: As if we Don’t Have Enough Problems Already

A group called "Women of the Wall" is in the news again. For some time now they have been demanding the "right" to conduct feminist...

March 21, 2013 1:39 am

Jewish Anti-Semites Finally Come Out of the Closet

Ben Ehrenreich, a freelance journalist and novelist - in a LA Times op-ed piece entitled "Zionism is the Problem"...

March 12, 2013 12:44 am

The True Source of Religious-Secular Tension in Israel: The Arrogance of Ben-Gurion (and now Naftali Bennett)

As the latest round of coalition-building maneuvering plays out in Israel - with Bibi Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett (the new false-messiah of religious nationalists; the previous...


American-Jewish Icon Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature - Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday, becoming the first songwriter ever to win...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Report: Obama Administration Refusing to Give Congress Info on Updated Trea...

The Obama administration is refusing to give Congress information about updated Treasury Department guidelines issued earlier this month that allow...


Israel’s Outgoing Foreign Ministry Chief Dispels ‘Myth’ o...

The adoption this week by UNESCO of a resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has...

Middle East

Iran Seeking ‘Many Billions of Dollars’ Ransom for Release of U...

Iran is seeking “many billions of dollars” in payments from the United States in exchange for the release of several...