No Results Found.

17. Who Can Be a Prophet?
by in
The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. NOTE: The practical applications of who can receive prophecy clearly only apply at a time when one could receive […]
16. Multiple Meanings in the Creation Account
by in
The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. Many words in the creation account have more than one meaning. For example, the Torah tells us (Genesis 1:5) […]
15. The Simultaneity of Creation
by in
The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. The Rambam previously stated [II, 25] that, were there sufficient scientific proof, he would have no difficulty writing off […]
14. Miracles and “Nothing New Under the Sun”
by in
Last time, we concluded with a Talmudic dictum (Sanhedrin 97a) about the world lasting for 6,000 years, which the Rambam demonstrates should not be taken literally, as the quote continues that the world will then be a wasteland for 1,000 years – a clear indication that it must still exist! It must also be noted […]
13. Did the Prophets Foretell the End of the World?
by in
If you hear someone speaking a language you’ve never heard before, you would still recognize the sounds coming out of his mouth as speech. In the stranger’s language, you may perceive a word here and there that sound like words in your own language. Not only might these words mean different things to the two […]
12. Did the Universe Always Exist?
by in
The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. Did the universe always exist? No. We believe it was created, as per the Torah’s narrative of creation. And […]
11. Torah vs. Science
by in
The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the volume and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. ————————————– Nowadays, when we speak of intelligent design, our focus tends to be on the “intelligent” part, i.e., that […]
10. The Creation of the Universe
by in
The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the volume and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. Please note: the following entry discusses various creation theories. The Rambam’s argument, as summarized below, is intended as a […]
9. Angels
by in
The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. The existence of angels is stated explicitly in many places throughout Tanach. [II, 6] The word “elohim,” meaning “the […]
8. Eheyeh Asher Eheyeh
by in
The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. In Exodus 3:13, Moshe says to God, “When I go to the children of Israel and say to them, […]