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2. The Khazars
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43. The Nature of God’s Knowledge
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It is generally accepted that God does not “learn” – that is, He does not become aware about things He didn’t know previously. [III, 20] In this, He is unlike humans, whose knowledge constantly changes as we are updated with new information. God, on the other hand, knows all, including events that have not yet […]
Disciples of Aaron
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Hillel said: Be of the disciples of Aaron, love peace and pursue peace, love your fellows and bring them close to the Torah. – Avos 1, 12 Aharon Hacohen’s obsession with peace has been abundantly commented upon. The mefarshim on the mishna (see Rambam and Rabeinu Yona) cite various examples and stories of how Aharon […]
Tzarich Iyun: Milk and Honey
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Misconception:In the Biblical phrase that praises the Land of Israel, “Eretz zavat [1] chalav udevash, a land flowing with milk and honey,” the honey refers to bee’s honey, and the milk to cow’s milk. Fact: In the Bible, honey usually refers to date honey, not bee’s honey. And the milk is as likely to be […]
42. God is Not Unaware
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It is inherent in the concept of God that He is perfect and has no defects. One must admit that ignorance is a deficiency, therefore God cannot be said to be ignorant of any matter. [III, 19] Nevertheless, there are people who have expressed the idea that God knows some things but not others. They […]