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a quote from shaar yichud ch.10 of Chovos Halevavos The foolish and simple person will conceive the Creator in accordance with the literal sense of the metaphor [...] If the scriptures had employed more accurate, truer terminology, then nobody would have understood it except the wise, understanding reader and most of mankind would have ...


The same question can be asked of G-d smelling (by korbanos), speaking, (and in a similar way knowing, regretting). We first have to discuss what are these things in a conceptual sense. What is eating? You take something in and it gives you energy. So if learning increases your intellectual ability, then learning can be said to be eating because you took in ...

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