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I do not wish to negate the question but we can not know the answer to that. All the descriptions in the Torah of Hashem is just a metaphoric description. We do not know His way and never will. A 2 dimensional person can not understand a 3 dimensional world and it is said that a blind man can't really understand what a color is. Our brains are limited and ...


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The verses in Bereishis show Hashem said. This means that it was a direct command by Hashem to cause the creation. That means that the original creation was accomplished by Hashem Himself and not via agents. Once the Shabbos was complete, the universe continued according to the laws that were created during the days of creation. As an example, Rah Hirsch ...


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The Ramban in the beginning of Bereshit famously discusses that the word דבר can have multiple meanings. In the beginning of the Torah, G-d is either thinking or willing the world to come in to existence. The Zohar you quoted is איסתכל באורייתא וברא עלמא, Hashem looked in the Torah and created the world. This is to say that Hashem's will is that the Torah be ...


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There is a concept that our world mirrors the spiritual worlds. Shiurei Daas speaks of this at length. Based on that we can can give the following explanation. Before man sinned, the man's relationship with G-d was based on a paradigm of Hashem giving and man obeying his will. After the sin, the paradigm shifted to Hashem giving to a rebellious being. In ...


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I am providing a source for the answer but one will need further research to better understand it. Gemorah avodah zara 3b states that "He (the Almighty) sits and makes sport with the leviathan" So at least we know that the male leviathan is not dead as opposed to his female counterpart.


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We don't know. Racial traits evolved later, hence the premise of the question is called into question: Tiferes Yisrael writes on Sanhedrin 4:5 ומלך מלכי המלכים הקדוש ברוך הוא טבע כל אדם בחותמו של אדם הראשון ואין אחד מהן דומה לחבירו: לא לבד במראה שיש שהם שחורים כפחם ככושי ונעגער והאטענטאטען, ויש לבנים כשלג, כגון זאמעידען ואלבאנוס, ויש אדומים ביותר כגון ...


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