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Do We have Free Will? A Jewish Response

Do we have free will or are we biological robots?


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(1) Rut Brea de la Vega, June 29, 2017 2:38 PM

Having Freewill

Thank you Rabbi Becher for this wonderful teaching. Your video brought to mind In Bereishis when Cain killed Abel, that Hashem, blessed is He, told Chain, "if sin comes to your door, you can control it," I have always try to remember these words of Hashem, blessed is He. Some times we lose control of our emotions, and are capable of doing the wrong thing, but remembering these words from our Master Creator, is a uplifting of our souls. Blessed is the One Who has given us Torah and its teachings!! If only the world would follow these teachings and control themselves from so much hatred, the world would be such a wonderful place to live today. I am a painter, and I can see beauty in practically anything in my surroundings. I am not a great painter, I wish I could express better the way I see things in Hashem, blessed is He, creation, but I find that although we are going through horrific times today, there are amazing people who are capable of bringing the best in us. There are flowers which remind us of the delicacy of our Maters Giver of life, the beauty of a toddler growing up and learning the first steps and speaking its first words. The talented people who have given us beautiful melodies to listen to for our soul joy, the writers of songs, and poems, that bring joy and imagination to our depressed mind. etc., etc. Yes, we have a choice, and it is up to us to chose the right path. We are not perfect, and we fail many times, but I believe that our Creator is watching us, and expecting us to react according to His expectations of us as creatures created in his own image. Thank you Rabbi Becher, I really enjoyed your teaching in this video.

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