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Why has hashem given us a mitsva without a reason and one which is impossible to understand. All the others even the 'chukim' at least Solomon understood. This one even he didnt that shows it is impossible to understand the reason. Although moshe rabainu did he was a 'special' case. Why have mitsvot where one can never know the reason. The mitsva of poroh aduma is the only one where some on earth with his limited 'sechel' cannot understand. All the others can be. So the question is since all mitvot can be understood as King Solomon has proved, and that is really are purpose in life to try to understand them, why have one which cannot be understood.

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One could answer that the idea of the poro aduma is to atone for the golden calf. The sin of the golden calf was they stopped believing in 'naase v'nishma'. Meaning they only wanted to keep what they understood. So therefore is this is mitsva which cant be understood. – expern May 30 '13 at 8:03
Poro??? (15 char) – Hacham Gabriel May 30 '13 at 11:54
There are sources that claim it was revealed to Moshe Rabbeinu what was the reason for the parah adumah. – gt6989b May 30 '13 at 13:09
Because God said so. The bigger question is why do we have mitvot where we do pretend to know the reason? – Double AA May 30 '13 at 13:20
Couldn't the same question be asked about any mitzva related to ritual purification? How is this particular mitzva less understandable than (e.g.) a person cleared of tzara'as ritually immersing and offering sacrifices to become pure? – WAF May 30 '13 at 13:41

The way I understand it is that mitzvos which are chukim show our true belief in Hashem. Mitzvos that we do understand one can say we are doing them because they make sense to us but if they didn't make sense we wouldn't do them.We as Jews treat all mitzvos alike whether we know the reasons or have the slightest clue , we keep them no matter what and for that reason we have many mitzvos which are truly unknown to see who believes and trusts in Hashem.(I have seen this reason brought down in a sefer ,don't remember where.

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I have now edited the question to make it understood better. This now therefore doesnt answer it. – expern May 31 '13 at 4:16
@expern, it still answers the question. There is one that cannot be understood, which shows that we do it because HaShem commanded us, not because it makes sense otherwise. – Seth J May 31 '13 at 5:55
Seth Your answer does now answer the question. My first comment was also along these lines but a bit more detailed. – expern May 31 '13 at 9:26

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