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What is the true definition of faith? How does believing differ from knowing? Are there logical proofs for the belief in G‑d and in the divine origins of the Torah?

Understanding Our Faith

Understanding Our Faith

How logic can bring us to belief

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Understanding Our Faith: How logic can bring us to belief

What is the true definition of faith? How does believing differ from knowing? Are there logical proofs for the belief in G‑d and in the divine origins of the Torah?
Reason and Supra-rationality, Faith; Belief in G-d, Divine Revelation, Oral Torah
Rabbi Yehuda Leib Schapiro, a noted Talmudic scholar, is the dean of the Yeshiva Gedola Rabbinical College of Greater Miami, the rabbi of Congregation Beis Menachem, and a community leader in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Abraham Manchester UK December 8, 2013

Thank you for your help. Thank you for your words, they were elsewhere, but in the wrong order. Reply

Jose Clearwater, FL February 10, 2012

Faith through logic Thank you Rabbi for this logical and powerful teaching. HaShem bless you. Reply

Mario A-B Strahan, Tasmania, Australia February 9, 2012

how does one know one exists? What I think is relative. HaShem exists. Don't take my word for it, give it a try? Let's say that HaShem is behind a 'glass window' where HaShem can see us, but we cannot see Him. For those who know that there is HaShem the question becomes:" how can we see through the glass pane of our cause and effect universe -that is limited through our perception-and see, be and connect with the Creator? Just a thought.

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Anonymous Brooklyn, NY February 8, 2012

It is impossible to prove God's existence It is impossible to prove that G-d exists logically just as it is impossible to prove that G-d does not exist. If you can prove that G-d exists logically than you have never studied physics or debated with serious philosophers. Reply

Anonymous Mansfield, MA via russianboston.org February 8, 2012

Divine gender It is interesting to note that most all religious leaders refer to the Divine being as "He".
Why do we assume that this being is masculine and not feminine? After all, it is the
female that delivers life into the world. Perhaps we should adopt a word that has both genders involved when we refer to G-d. Reply