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On the 1st day G-d said "Let there be light"... but the sun wasn't created until the fourth day?

The Talmud (Chagigah 12a) gives two explanations for this apparent problem:1. The light which G-d created on the first day wasn't the light of the sun....

Science and Religion: An In-depth Analysis

The Definition of Science and Religion Science, broadly defined, means knowledge. Specifically we refer to science as knowledge ascertained by observation...

Does the verse "Let US create Man" prove the Christian concept of a Trinity?

Our sages teach us that when G-d created Man, he was concerned that the angels would be jealous, for Man is the only creation like them who understands...

Who wrote Sefer Yetzirah (the Book of Creation)?

According to many authorities (Rabbi Saadya Gaon; Bachya; Kuzari; Zohar; Pardes, and others) Sefer Yetzirah was written by Abraham our patriarch. Other...

Is Sefer Yetzirah (the Book of Creation) mentioned in the Talmud?

Yes. The Talmud Sanhedrin 65b reports that the Talmudic sage Rava created a person and sent it to Rabbi Zeira. Rabbi Zeira spoke to it but it did not reply...

How does Judaism's claim that the world is about 5,700 years old coincide with science?

Torah and science can never contradict each other, because two truths cannot be contradictory. When we find an apparent contradiction between the two, it...

Why did G-d create the world?

A. This is one of the oldest questions in the book. And the answer is the ultimate paradox--it is both simple and complex simultaneously. B. According to...

How do we know G-d created the world?

The belief in a Supernatural Creator is both fundamental to Judaism and a matter of pure logic. There is nothing in all existence that does not have a...

Please explain the verse: “Let US make man in our image”

This is a classic case of Torah mistranslation. This verse is usually translated: “And G-d said: ‘Let us make Man in Our image, in Our...

Why does an infinite G-d spend his time "playing world"?

You inadvertently answered your own question—how much energy do you suppose an infinite G-d must invest in following and paying attention to all the...