Brief introduction to the contributing researchers
The research described on this site came from a number of outstanding
people in the field, including those who brought the centuries old codes topic into
our computer age.
I have been deeply
privileged to learn from Professor Eliyahu Rips, Doron
Witztum, Professor Robert Haralick, and Harold Gans among others.
I was introduced to the topic in late 1996, by the Discovery course
from Aish HaTorah which included an introduction to Torah Codes; this course
is still offered today.
Dr. Eliyahu Rips, professor of mathematics at Hebrew University, is
well-known for his speciality in Group Theory. He revived the codes
topic in the late 1970's by beginning to apply computer analysis and
statistics to measure its significance; and he remains the leader in providing compelling evidence, techniques and insights to this day.
Doron Witztum, whose background is in physics, introduced fundamental
ideas to codes research in the early 1980's that have been part of the
research ever since, including the most basic idea of looking for
closeness between ELS's in a single compact picture (explained in the
Without Professor Rips and Doron Witztum,
the topic would simply not be known today. Their groundbreaking paper
in the journal Statistical Science placed the codes topic on the map in our generation.
Harold Gans, who worked for 28 years as a Senior Cryptologic
Mathematician at the US Department of Defense, has validated and
extended many important results from Professor Rips and Doron
Witztum. He is also an essential bridge between scientists and
laymen, having lectured on the topic for several years.
Professor Robert M. Haralick, a leading authority in Pattern Recognition,
and Professor of
Computer Science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New
York, has applied his vast expertise to help foster increasingly
rigorous statistical validation of ongoing and new research.
Nachum Bombach, Dr. Alex
Rotenberg, Dr. Leib Schwartzman, Rabbi Moshe Katz, Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson, Boaz Metzger,
Igor Pisetski, and
Chaim Stahl have all
been in the field for several years, and some of their vital
contributions are referenced or presented here as well.
This site is a summary of the newest research, as recorded by Art Levitt (email@example.com). His career in computer
analysis techniques in the chemistry field
began in 1976. Beginning in 1996,
he has extensively verified the research of others in the field of Torah Codes, and he has developed new computer tools to enable discovery and measurement of some of the newer results.
We also want to acknowledge the unintentional contributions of the
code critics, lead by Professors Brendan McKay and Barry Simon. Every
researcher who strives for the truth must be, in part, his own critic,
paying utmost attention to their counterclaims and spending months and
years checking all possibilities. The critics have motivated the
researchers to find the increasingly more verifiable and simpler results presented on this site.