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Creation of the World

Creation of the World

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The Creation

The word of G‑d brought everything into being: heaven and earth, mountains and rivers, and every living thing. In the beginning, G‑d called into existence the heaven and earth. Within six days He shaped a world of order and beauty.

The First Day

On the first day, G‑d said, “Let there be Light” -- and there was Light.

The Second Day

On the second day G‑d made the sky, and called it Heaven.

The Third Day

On the third day, G‑d put the earth into good shape. At His command the waters of the earth gathered together at certain places. The waters formed seas and oceans, lakes and rivers, so that in other parts, the dry land became visible.

At G‑d’s further command, the earth was made to produce all kinds of plants, grass, and trees, shrubs and flowers. Each contained its own seed for further growth and reproduction.

The Fourth Day

On the fourth day, G‑d made the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, to shed light upon the earth. And so He set a time for day and a time for night, a time for the week, the month, and the year, and a time for each of the four seasons.

The Fifth Day

On the fifth day, G‑d filled the seas with fishes and other water animals. In to the air above the earth He put many birds of all kinds and colors and sizes.

The Sixth Day

On the sixth day, were created all the other animals, large and small, those that walk and those that creep or crawl on the earth. And towards the end of the sixth day, G‑d put a divine soul into a body which He made of earth and clay. This was the human.

To the human G‑d granted high mental ability that one could think and reach one’s own conclusions. G‑d also gave the human the power of speech and He made humans superior to all other creatures of the earth.

G‑d placed all the creatures of the earth and the powers of nature in the control of the human.

The Seventh Day

By the seventh day, everything was created and put into shape and order. And G‑d rested on the seventh day and He glorified it as a day of rest. Therefore we should work for six days and rest on the Seventh day, Shabbat, which G‑d blessed and sanctified for all time to come. By observing the Shabbat day, we show that we believe in G‑d as the Creator of the world.

From Our People by Jacob Isaacs published and copyrighted by Kehot Publication Society 1946-1948
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October 3, 2016
Talmud passage
I have heard that there is a passage in the Talmud to the effect that the world is created anew everyday: "Osay b’chol yom tamid ma’ase bereshit?" Can anyone tell me the accurate Hebrew, the accurate English translation, and the exact Talmud citation for the passage? I've been contemplating this during Rosh Hashana. Thanks!
Rob Kleban
Arizona
August 30, 2016
Though the Psalm says that a thousand years in G-d's eyes are as a passing day, yet in the verses of Creation we are dealing with actual days in our world. This can be seen from the references to evening and morning and calling the light day and darkness night. There would also be no observance of the Sabbath as the seventh day of the week if G-d only rested on the seventh millennium/epoch/age etc. - see here about this. This is the only earth that was created, the other "ages" are spiritual realms of existence which preceded the creation of this world - see here about this.

Simcha Bart for Chabad.org
August 27, 2016
How old is this earth?
Is a day as a thousand years to G-d?
And, was there another earth age before this one? Are we in the 2nd earth age?
Judy Clouse
Kearneysville
May 29, 2016
A lot of you on here are asking questions with little true answers that can be given.

A place to start seeking answers to the questions you're asking are to be found within archeological discoveries which are authentic and exist, yet are not spoken of.
Some of these archeological discoveries really suggest we have been on this planet for 25 million years and other such notions.
What does that have to do with God? Well, it would benefit greatly to step back in your mind from all the information you've been told and try to see things differently and it may help provide you the answers you're looking for.

Fibonacci, sound and geometry are all things worth investigating for those seeking understanding.

It won't hurt any of you to just look into what I've mentioned, just a couple of hours of your time.
Note, try to not get so involved with time nor it's specifics, it can be a slippery slope and cause your mind to drift. Instead, look at the information or story.

Kindness is free
Anonymous
March 15, 2016
Peter
Consider the natural disasters you mentioned as G-D's punishment. They are there for a reason.
Joel
Las Vegas
chabadsaugustine.com
March 11, 2016
Yes they say G-D created the dinosaurs like everything else including colliding oceanic plates which result in earthquakes killing hundreds of thousands of men,women and children without warning also volcanoes and deadly infectious diseases. Is G-D really proud of these achievements? or are all of these naturally occurring events like life itself?
Peter Mitchell
Salford
March 9, 2016
Re: First Creation Light
Sagi, if I understand your question correctly, I would say that the creation of light, i.e. the measure of day and night - and the first day - were simultaneous. Or to put it differently, time was created when all existence came into being. Please see as well The First Creation and What Is Time? about time and its relation to Creation.
Simcha Bart for Chabad.org
March 9, 2016
Dinasaurs
The same devine being that created everthing else - G-d.
Joel
Las Vegas
chabadsaugustine.com
March 8, 2016
?
Who made the dinosaurs?
Anonymous
January 27, 2016
On the first day God said let there be light. On the forth day he made the sun , stars and moon. How was there light when the sun was made after. Did he use a lamp?
Anonymous
Hampshire
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