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WHAT IS OBJECTIVELY MEANINGFUL?

posted by eyaakov

In previous articles, we outlined that, according to Judaism and Kabbalah, God set up the world as a system by which humanity has the choice to pull away from Him, thereby allowing for the “higher” Spouse-like relationship with Him to […]

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YOM KIPPUR: WE ARE OUR CHOICES

posted by eyaakov

Tuesday night through Wednesday night is the holiest day in Judaism – Yom Kippur. Since we’ve been speaking the last few weeks about the concept of Free Will, we will continue on that theme. One foundational principle is that,  for all the […]

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The Relativity of Free Will

posted by eyaakov

In the past few articles we have spoken about some of the questions surrounding Free Will. Getting a bit deeper into the concept, we see that everyone has Free Will according to his or her own particular potential. This means […]

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FREE WILL versus PREDETERMINATION II

posted by eyaakov

Taking the topic of “Free Will versus Predetermination” a step further, there are those who question: If God is beyond limitation, and therefore knows everything, how can Judaism claim that we have Free Will? Or, in other words, how can […]

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GOD AS "SPIRITUAL SURGEON"
Imagine Joe was to look through a keyhole and see a masked man with a tool cutting into another person. Joe thinks to himself that a madman is having some fun with his victim, and he sees this madman as a villain. Then Joe takes a step back ...

posted 9:35:46am Jan. 09, 2013 | read full post »

WHY HAVE KIDS
As parents, we’ll take our kids to get their shots even if they yell, ‘I hate you, I hate you’ because as much as that might hurt, you do it because you’re looking out for the kid’s best interests – it’s a giving act. If I was ...

posted 9:01:52pm Dec. 10, 2012 | read full post »

Two Types of Pain Inflictors
Joe was eight years old. And, as most eight-year-old boys, he liked to play ball. One day, as Joe is playing in his front yard, the ball skips into the street. Little Joe runs after the ball, and suddenly a car comes to a screeching halt a few ...

posted 7:23:07am Dec. 05, 2012 | read full post »

THE “SUFFERING” QUESTION
You often find people who shoot their mouths off with routine questions about suffering. Off the cuff, they ask, “How can there be a God with all the suffering in the world?” and “Why do bad things happen to good people?” However, it is ...

posted 11:03:03am Nov. 23, 2012 | read full post »

THE UTOPIAN SOCIETY
In the previous article, we outlined that if we want to have a close relationship with the Infinite, we are going to want to transform ourselves into givers in order to align ourselves with the Ultimate Giver, God. And, if I’m created with a ...

posted 7:29:44pm Nov. 12, 2012 | read full post »

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