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The Big Bang essentially posits that our world was spawned from another world which the Big Bang event itself remains our only connection to. This seems to be totally congruous with the idea of bereishis bara elokim.


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In terms of physical light then darkness is when the eye cannot see, i.e. when there is no light. this can be demonstrated by turning off a light source. no need for jewish sources for that. But there is also a spiritual light and darkness. Spiritual light is torah as the Ramchal writes in Derech Etz Chaim: "And this is what the wise man said (King ...


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Rav Saadya Gaon writes in Emunot V'deot (1:3) that darkness is merely the absence of light: החשך, אינו הפך האור, אבל הוא העדר האור. ואם יאמרו מאי זה טעם אתה אומר כי אין החשך הפך האור? אביא בזה ג' ראיות וכו This is stated by the Ibn Ezra as well in his commentary to Isaiah (45:7), which speaks of God fashioning light and creating darkness: וצר וגו', ...


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Technically, we do not know that there are no other worlds in this universe nor do we know that this is the only universe that Hashem created. The Torah goes from the general to the specific. After the creation of the world, it shows the details of the descendants of Adam and Chava giving the details of the primary descendants of Kayin and Shes. Note that ...


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The Midrash in Naso 16 says G-d desired a dwelling place in this world; that is why He created it. G-d doesn't do things for no reason. If He had created another world, there had to be a reason for it. Also, most importantly, there is the fact that we have the Torah, which is the only Divine truth and gives purpose to this world. If there were to be ...


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Megillah 10b: אמר רב אשי כל ויהי איכא הכי ואיכא הכי ויהי בימי אינו אלא לשון צער R. Ashi replied: In all cases, vayehi sometimes has this signification and sometimes not, but “vayehi in the days of” always indicates trouble. In fact, a few words earlier in the Gemara, the verse 'ויהי ערב ויהי בקר', 'Vayehi morning Vayehi evening', from Breishit 1, ...



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