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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 rock...in 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


January 28, 2013 10:05 am
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Atheistic Science is Rapidly Sinking in the Quicksand

Dr. George Church, a pioneering molecular geneticist at Harvard/MIT, informed us in a Sciencexpress article in August of 2012, that the digital-information storage capacity of...

December 30, 2012 4:15 am
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The First Annual Al Sharpton Race-Baiting Awards

Whereas the Rev. Al Sharpton has for so many years selflessly and tirelessly devoted his immense talents to exacerbating racial tensions (when there is a...

December 26, 2012 7:53 am
26

The Problem is Not Guns; the Problem is “Chicago Values”

Anyone from the United States who visits Israel cannot help but be struck with the two following observations: 1. There are guns everywhere. That includes...

December 7, 2012 2:05 pm
231

The Myth of the Almighty Scientist: “Genesis and Genes” by Yoram Bogacz (REVIEW)

Genesis and Genes, by Yoram Bogacz (Feldheim Publishers, 2012) There is at least one thing that intelligent theists and atheistic/materialist scientists agree on: "leaps of faith" are...

November 15, 2012 4:25 pm
162

As Atheistic/Materialistic Science Lay Dying…..

The headline of a Nature article that appeared on 10/24/12 reads as follows: "Filamentous bacteria transport electrons over centimeter distances." In layman's terms it means...

November 11, 2012 3:56 am
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An Orthodox Rabbi’s View: This Election Was NOT About the Economy, Stupid!

As long as political pundits everywhere - particularly those on the right - are conducting post-mortems on the election, I might just as well throw...

September 27, 2012 2:00 am
92

Speculation, Faith, and Unproven Assumptions: The History of Origin of Life Research in Scientists Own Words

(1945) Dr. Ernst Chain, Nobel Prize Medicine, 1945- The Life of Ernst Chain: Penicillin and Beyond, (R.W. Clark, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London (1985), pg. 148) ...

September 11, 2012 2:29 pm
122

The Debate is On: Orthodox Rabbi vs. Ex-Hassid-Turned-Atheist

Rabbi Moshe Averick (Orthodox Rabbi) vs. Mr. Shauli Grossman (Hassid-turned-atheist) What is the most reasonable  explanation for the Origin of Life: An Intelligent Creator or an...

September 4, 2012 2:00 am
68

Darwin Under Siege in Hyde Park

Warning bells are sounding out of the quaint Hyde Park neighborhood on Chicago's south side. Hyde Park, of course, is home to the...

August 19, 2012 1:21 am
170

A Belated Reply to Dr. P.Z. Myers

In May of 2011 I wrote an article critiquing a lecture given by outspoken atheist advocate P.Z. Myers at the Atheist International Alliance (2009) in...

August 12, 2012 1:01 am
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As a Chicagoan, I’m Embarassed by Rahm Emanuel

The Mayor of Chicago, Rahm "never let a crisis go to waste" Emanuel, has in recent weeks made it clear that perhaps he should...

August 9, 2012 9:57 am
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Black Leader Al Sharpton…What Exactly Does he Lead?

One of the top-ten hits of 70's folk-rock star, Jim Croce, who went to his tragic death in a small plane crash in 1973, was...

July 26, 2012 1:19 pm
452

…But Atheism Does Teach That We’re Animals

Atheist blogger, Staks Rosch, was quite upset when Pastor Rick Warren, spiritual...

July 16, 2012 2:55 pm
207

The Mirage of “Scientific” Atheism

The battle between atheist activists and believers continues to escalate in our society. Any doubt about the truth of this assertion should quickly dissipate with...

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