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10. The Creation of the Universe
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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 […]
It’s a Miracle!
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“Its a Miracle!” – These are words that all us have used and misused. When something unlikely happens we tend to call it a “miracle”. However, many of us will find upon introspection that we use this exclamation rather loosely. We may find that we make such an exclamation because it satisfying religiously or distances […]
9. Angels
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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
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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, […]
Israel and the Nations
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Jews all over the world are aware of the unusual hostility harbored by the Nations towards our people and our Country. Nevertheless, our long history among the Nations has been studded with periods of neutrality or even positivism. When the attitudes of the Nations towards the Jewish People are good, we experience a sense of […]
7. Secret Names of God
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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. As mentioned in the previous installment, the proper pronunciation of the shem hameforash is not commonly known. [I, 62] […]