Why was there a time in our history in which G-d saved us "with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm,” but we struggle now to see G-d tangibly in our lives? Sandra Lilienthal suggests that this evol... ution in miracles might have something to do with the evolution of our relationship with HaShem.See lessSee more
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Reprinted from The Jewish Religion: A Companion, published by Oxford University Press. In the Bible, the Talmud, and all other ancient and medieval Jewish writings it is taken for granted that miracles can and do occur, although a miracle was not thought of as a suspension of natural law since, before the rise of modern science, there was no such concept as a natural law that required to be suspended.
"The Law is Not in Heaven." Seems simple, right? God gave us the Torah and now we can do whatever we want with it. If you only read the first half of the story of Achnai's oven, that's exactly what you might think, but it's a little more complicated than that.
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