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Maimonides’ Conception of God attempts to go into some detail about this. The point is that there is no way that a human being can conceive of something that is outside the bounds of the physical universe in which we exist. Anything that we can think of must be within the limits of what our minds can conceive of. An abstract analogy would be similar to ...


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Rambam explicitly states in Guide for the Perplexed 1:65 that God's oneness is not an attribute: AFTER YOU have advanced thus far, and truly comprehended that God exists without having the attribute of existence, and that He is One, without having the attribute of unity, (Friedlander translation) In Guide for the Perplexed 1:58 he explains that ...


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According to Maimonides, G-d is not involved in the world.[1] Thus, G-d promised nothing per se. A rational approach would be that people should work to create a messianic age, not sit back passively, expecting G-d to perform a miracle. Indeed, we are told not to rely on miracles.[2] However, G-d does help people who help themselves. [1] Rambam understood ...


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Reward and punishment is a basic belief of Judaism so if someone does the right things he is owed their reward. The question is if will be given or can there be any expectation of it in this world. The answer seems to be for the most part, no.It depends on pre determined mazal and other factors. The Gemara Moed Katan 28A says: אמר רבא חיי בני ומזוני לא ...


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The Torah says: If you follow My statutes and observe My commandments and perform them, I will give your rains in their time, the land will yield its produce, and the tree of the field will give forth its fruit… You will eat your food to satiety, and you will live in security in your land. And I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down ...


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According to a Midrash (and Maimonides' understanding of it), the patriarch Abraham discovered G-d.[1] In Laws of Idolatry 1.1-2 Maimonides explains how humans began to worship idols and how Abraham was the first to rediscover G-d. He felt that Abraham was a natural philosopher who came to the realization of G-d’s existence. He recognized that G-d exists, ...


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