Rabbi Shaul Judelman, former director of the Ecology Beit Midrash, told the website the Bible itself actually refers to what he called, “the earth dancing for [the Name].”
Why, mountains, did you skip like rams?
Why, hills, like lambs?
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the God of Jacob. (Psalm 114:6-7 New Living Translation)
“The sages were careful observers of nature and that was where they discovered God,” Judelman explained.
“They were very much in the world. Back then, that was science; observing nature and trying to understand it. There was no conflict between faith and science. Absolutely the opposite. They complemented each other. Delving into the world, nature and how it works, revealing more of God.”
“But we have fallen into a space where we think we have to destroy science to protect faith or destroy faith to advance science. That isn’t so and in fact, we need both sides in order to grow and move towards geula (final redemption).”