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Why the World Was Created with Ten Utterances

Learning Pirkei Avot on Five Levels

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Why the World Was Created with Ten Utterances: Learning Pirkei Avot on Five Levels

The world was created with ten utterances. What does this come to teach us? Certainly, it could have been created with a single utterance. However, this is in order to make the wicked accountable for destroying a world that was created with ten utterances, and to reward the righteous for sustaining a world that was created with ten utterances. (Ethics of Our Fathers ch.5:1)
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Jorge Qro. Mexico June 12, 2016

Today is the day to hear the ten commandments. Thanks G-d I have access to this site to hear how the world was created. I know I'm not an adequate recipient to understand everything that is said here, but some of this stays in my memory; making me feel grateful to G-d, B"H. Reply

Rabbi Aaron Raskin Bklyn Hts May 13, 2019
in response to Jorge:

Every Mitvzah we do; we become a partner with G-d in creation! Reply