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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Often you hear people claim that there’s no such thing as Free Will. They maintain that all is determined by genetics, conditioning, or chemicals in your brain. However, imagine a professor who preaches this theory of human conditioning. For a […]

In the previous post, we elucidated that what we mean by “Good” is that which brings me closer to the Infinite, and what we mean by “Evil” is that which pulls me away from the Infinite. Now that we have […]

As discussed in the previous posts, everything in the finite points to the all-encompassing and all-inclusive Infinite Being that we refer to as God. And, being Infinite, there is nothing that God “gains” or “loses” by anything we do. Meaning, […]

In order to apply last week’s principle that similarity breeds relationship to our relationship with God, we are going to want to figure out what God is “about” in terms of how God expresses Himself to us. Figuring that out […]

Picking up where we left off last week, a third principle of relationships is that the more similar the two participants in the relationship, the better the relationship is going to be. Some people like to claim that “opposites attract.” […]

Another principle of interpersonal relationships that can shed light on the manner in which our relationship with God functions is that the level of a relationship is determined by the “lower” of the two participants. For example, Joe turns to […]

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