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I think what you're really asking is what the difference is between "בכח" (potential) and "בפעל" (actual; e.g. a theme scattered throughout the works of the Maharal MiPrague amongst other Jewish philosophers). The idea that G-d is omnipotent is to distinguish Him from His creation which is not - which is to say that even were a creature to wish to make ...


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I infer that your question means, "Are you allowed to go the doctor?" rather than, "What's the point of doing it?" See Shmot 21:19 that states that someone who injures someone else must pay the injured's doctor's bills. It can be assumed that if the Torah has stated that someone must pay someone else's doctor's bills, it means not only that the Torah ...


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The same reason that you have to go and earn a living, even though G-d gives you what you need for food, clothing and shelter. Because G-d wants you to engage in the world and transform it, not live outside it. To quote the Lubavitcher Rebbe: We are commanded in our holy Torah, the Torah [of Life, emanating] from “the Living G‑d,” that concerning our ...


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Rabbi Hirsch says a "proof is in the pudding" type of argument, namely if you keep the mitzvos it will become clear to you through your experiences that you are involved in something higher. It need not be explained - you will feel it, if you are keeping the mitzvos properly. This experience is an experience of G-dliness, and is the best "proof" of His ...


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Just because Hashem won't do something, doesn't mean he can't. He can (ie has the ability to) make another flood, although he won't.


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Rambam Hilchos Yesodei Hatorah Chapter 1 Halacha 5 This entity is the God of the world and the Lord of the entire earth. He controls the sphere with infinite and unbounded power. This power [continues] without interruption, because the sphere is constantly revolving, and it is impossible for it to revolve without someone causing it to revolve. [That one ...


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For one thing the Rambam writes in the Moreh Nevuchim that Hashem cannot do the impossible such as killing Himself or making another God. Hope this helps to answer at least partially your question. If you find it in the Moreh he might discuss more on the subject, I don't recall offhand.


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I think that your phrase G-d can do "anything" is a quick translation of the first Ani Ma'amin: אֲנִי מַאֲמִין בֶּאֱמוּנָה שְׁלֵמָה, שֶׁהַבּוֹרֵא יִתְבָּרַךְ שְׁמוֹ הוּא בּוֹרֵא וּמַנְהִיג לְכָל הַבְּרוּאִים, וְהוּא לְבַדּו עָשָׂה וְעוֹשֶׂה וְיַעֲשֶׂה לְכָל הַמַּעֲשִׂים. ‏ That we believe that Hashem runs the world, and He is the cause of ...


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A friend of mine asked R' Tzvi Berkowitz this question. The response was that Hashem can see through your clothes also. The point is to be tzanua from the perspective of Man, in which being covered does make a difference. It is true that you aren't hiding from Hashem. But you are acting tzanua in human terms. Being in the dark or no one being in the ...


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No, you are not supposed to ignore most non-religious Jews. Rambam Hilchos Mamrim 3:3: אבל בני אותן הטועים ובני בניהם, שהדיחו אותם אבותם ונולדו במינות, וגידלו אותן עליו--הרי הן כתינוק שנשבה לבין הגויים וגידלוהו הגויים על דתם, שהוא אנוס; ואף על פי ששמע אחר כך שהיה יהודי, וראה היהודיים ודתם--הרי הוא כאנוס, שהרי גידלוהו על טעותם. כך אלו האוחזים בדרכי ...



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