This is inspired by a recent thread in this forum about the RCC possibly waffling on their stance about evolution. Since Genesis is part of the Hebrew scriptures, and any Christian argument about evolution must be based on that, I’d presume that observant Jews would be qualified to make a comment on that. And as I am aware there are some rather educated observant Jews who post here, I ask this of you.
I’ve never noticed much hostility from Jews against the notion of evolution. Unlike certain fundamentalist Christians. My impression is that Jews tend to interpret Genesis broadly enough that G-d could have had evolution as part of His creation. Or at least anyone who focuses on Creationism is missing the big picture, and attaching way to much importance to a very small part of the Hebrew scriptures.
Thus I ask: Can an observant Jew accept evolution, or is this just heresy?