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The Leshem writes that any object, including inanimate objects, which were part of bringing about a kiddush Hashem or a revelation of Hashem's presence in the world, will exist in the eternal Olam Haba. According to the Rambam, Olam Haba contains nothing physical. See Hilchos Teshuva 8:2: העולם הבא--אין בו גוף וגווייה, אלא נפשות הצדיקים בלבד, בלא גוף ...


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First of all, there is something Chazzal called an עבירה לשמה a violation with good intention, see Horios 10b and Nazir 23b. That act is juxtaposed with the opposite act, a fulfillment of a commandment with bad intentions. Hashem actually rewarded people for doing something wrong when their intentions were correct. (Please, any sabateans, don't misuse this ...


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The Baal Shem Tov once gave a man a berachah he would have a child. A bas kol came out and said, I have to be meshaneh sidrei bereishis to be mekayem your berachah (the man was an akar), so you loose your chelek in olam habah. The baal shem told the man, boruch hashem the berachah will be fulfilled and now I can serve Hashem lishmah. Another bas kol came ...


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According to Shadal: That the Israelites at the time of Moses believed in the immortality of the soul can be perceived beyond doubt from the law that forbids consultation with the dead. Moses implicitly teaches of a blessedness beyond this life when he narrates that Abel’s sacrifice was pleasing to God, and that Abel was murdered soon after, as well as ...


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I think I understand you question and I hope to answer it accordingly. I want to start by saying we are advised to not talk about these subjects for their complexity, but nevertheless I will try to give an answer. You assume God's existence is somewhat like a line. He was here for an infinite amount of time and He will forever remain here. Your theory in ...


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G-d has no limitations, therefore one cannot even say that G-d is not limited, for that very statement would be setting a limit for the infinite G-d. The world that we live in and the time that we live in is G-d's will and this world and this time is chosen by Him, at the same time that he is truly infinite. In the Midrash it says that "G-d wanted to have ...


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Genesis 1:26-28: וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֱלֹהִ֔ים נַֽעֲשֶׂ֥ה אָדָ֛ם בְּצַלְמֵ֖נוּ כִּדְמוּתֵ֑נוּ וְיִרְדּוּ֩ בִדְגַ֨ת הַיָּ֜ם וּבְע֣וֹף הַשָּׁמַ֗יִם וּבַבְּהֵמָה֙ וּבְכָל־הָאָ֔רֶץ וּבְכָל־הָרֶ֖מֶשׂ הָֽרֹמֵ֥שׂ עַל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃ וַיִּבְרָ֨א אֱלֹהִ֤ים ׀ אֶת־הָֽאָדָם֙ בְּצַלְמ֔וֹ בְּצֶ֥לֶם אֱלֹהִ֖ים בָּרָ֣א אֹת֑וֹ זָכָ֥ר וּנְקֵבָ֖ה בָּרָ֥א אֹתָֽם׃ וַיְבָ֣רֶךְ ...


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Notwithstanding the disappearance of the black bird in the closing scene of the Hitch-hicker's guide to the galaxy, which vanished beyond all possibility, your question assumes we are inherently matter, which would be sad if it was true. If on the other hand the universe is a state of mind of God, then understanding his whim in creating us as we are is ...


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Time is an accident (or measurement) of motion and causality. Time is the passing of potentiality to actuality. Olam haba has no further cause as it is the final cause of our existence. The final goal is the attaining to the world to come, and it is to it that the effort must be directed. Rambam, Introduction to Pereq Heleq There are no further ...


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Olam habo had a beginning, it is spiritual and exists parallel to this world (there are stories of people who visit it) There is no chance for us to exist, it is just that G-d Almighty created us,



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