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In parshaParsha Chukat, Rashi (BeMidbar 19:12) says that, if Moshe would have spoken to the rock instead of hitting it, there would have been a big lesson to the Israelites.

The people would have made a kal v'chomer -if: if the rock, which does not need livelihood and is not subject to reward and punishment, does the will of GodG-d, then certainly we should also.

Question is sinceSince when does a rock have intelligence and free will? isn'tIsn't it forced intoto do whatever it does?

canCan you learn a similar lesson from your computer, which follows the laws of physics GodG-d instituted?

In parsha Chukat, Rashi says if Moshe would have spoken to the rock instead of hitting it, there would have been a big lesson to the Israelites.

The people would have made a kal v'chomer -if the rock which does not need livelihood and is not subject to reward and punishment does the will of God, then certainly we should also.

Question is since when does a rock have intelligence and free will? isn't it forced into whatever it does?

can you learn a similar lesson from your computer which follows the laws of physics God instituted?

In Parsha Chukat, Rashi (BeMidbar 19:12) says that, if Moshe would have spoken to the rock instead of hitting it, there would have been a big lesson to the Israelites.

The people would have made a kal v'chomer: if the rock, which does not need livelihood and is not subject to reward and punishment, does the will of G-d, then certainly we should also.

Since when does a rock have intelligence and free will? Isn't it forced to do whatever it does?

Can you learn a similar lesson from your computer, which follows the laws of physics G-d instituted?

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Lesson from Moshe's Rock

In parsha Chukat, Rashi says if Moshe would have spoken to the rock instead of hitting it, there would have been a big lesson to the Israelites.

The people would have made a kal v'chomer -if the rock which does not need livelihood and is not subject to reward and punishment does the will of God, then certainly we should also.

Question is since when does a rock have intelligence and free will? isn't it forced into whatever it does?

can you learn a similar lesson from your computer which follows the laws of physics God instituted?