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Yeshaya 45:18Yeshaya 45:18 says:

כי כה אמר יהוה בורא השמים הוא האלהים יצר הארץ ועשה הוא כוננה לא תהו בראה לשבת יצרה אני יהוה ואין עוד

... it (the world) was not created to be void, to be settled it was formed...

This verse is taken to have Halachic ramifications in the realm of the Mitzvah to be fruitful and multiply (see, for example, Bava Basra 13a and Tos. there).

Is there any point at which we say the world is sufficiently settled, and this concern no longer applies? In today's world, there are concerns of overpopulation in some places. Is this Mitzvah-qualification subject to world population?

Yeshaya 45:18 says:

כי כה אמר יהוה בורא השמים הוא האלהים יצר הארץ ועשה הוא כוננה לא תהו בראה לשבת יצרה אני יהוה ואין עוד

... it (the world) was not created to be void, to be settled it was formed...

This verse is taken to have Halachic ramifications in the realm of the Mitzvah to be fruitful and multiply (see, for example, Bava Basra 13a and Tos. there).

Is there any point at which we say the world is sufficiently settled, and this concern no longer applies? In today's world, there are concerns of overpopulation in some places. Is this Mitzvah-qualification subject to world population?

Yeshaya 45:18 says:

כי כה אמר יהוה בורא השמים הוא האלהים יצר הארץ ועשה הוא כוננה לא תהו בראה לשבת יצרה אני יהוה ואין עוד

... it (the world) was not created to be void, to be settled it was formed...

This verse is taken to have Halachic ramifications in the realm of the Mitzvah to be fruitful and multiply (see, for example, Bava Basra 13a and Tos. there).

Is there any point at which we say the world is sufficiently settled, and this concern no longer applies? In today's world, there are concerns of overpopulation in some places. Is this Mitzvah-qualification subject to world population?

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Is there any point where לשבת יצרה no longer applies?

Yeshaya 45:18 says:

כי כה אמר יהוה בורא השמים הוא האלהים יצר הארץ ועשה הוא כוננה לא תהו בראה לשבת יצרה אני יהוה ואין עוד

... it (the world) was not created to be void, to be settled it was formed...

This verse is taken to have Halachic ramifications in the realm of the Mitzvah to be fruitful and multiply (see, for example, Bava Basra 13a and Tos. there).

Is there any point at which we say the world is sufficiently settled, and this concern no longer applies? In today's world, there are concerns of overpopulation in some places. Is this Mitzvah-qualification subject to world population?