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Does Judaism require a "leap of faith"?

by Jewlarious.com Staff

Published: June 21, 2008


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Visitor Comments: 26

(26) FresnoJoe, November 24, 2008 6:09 PM

Faith

Step Bt Step And Faith To Faith... "Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith." Habakkuk 2:4

(25) Anonymous, August 5, 2008 11:24 PM

Narrow the gap

(heard from R. Kirzner) On Passover, in the haggadah, we read about great rabbis who were sitting around speaking about the exodus of Egypt all night long. Until their disciples had came and told them that it's time to pray "shema". Why couldn't they say it's time to pray...why did they specifically emphasize shema? Rabbi Kirzner answers remarkably, because Shema symbolizes a Jew's leap of faith in Hashem. Eventhough, these huge rabbis reached great heights through speaking about the awesome miracles G-d performed all night long, in the end of the day, they still had to say "shema"...they still had to take that leap of faith. We live in a world where G-d is hidden. Everyone has to take that leap, but for these rabbis they had to probably leap over a gap that's a foot wide. Others have to leap a yard. And, yet, others have to leap a mile. We have to work on narrowing that gap of our leap of faith.

(24) Yerme, July 12, 2008 10:06 AM

We Leap

A decision to act may require FAITH. There is much in judaism that is unknown, yet speculated and postulated by our beloved Rabbis. We step out in faiht on a daily basis in doing what we deem, or hope, to be righteous mitvot.

(23) dr boz, July 9, 2008 2:13 AM

harrison ford

The implicit irony is that Harrison Foed is Jewish ! Bo he needs to do teshuvah shelaimah !

(22) Adam, June 26, 2008 7:06 PM

Living Up To The Truth

Knowledge vs. belief is an old philosophical topic. For an informed and convincing discussion of this, specifically with regard to Judaism, google Living Up To The Truth and read it. (I don't know if Aish will let me post a link, so I have not.) It's fascinating.

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