Halacha and Haggadah

Walking and telling stories. That is what these two terms allude to. When I hear this without knowing exactly what it means, I see a rabbi slowly walking through the landscape and telling stories. This rabbi could well be Jesus, surrounded by his disciples. At the same time, the word walking reminds me not only… Continue reading Halacha and Haggadah

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God Almighty?

I have put before you life and death. Choose life. Deu 30:15 Omnipotence Thomas Aquinas described God as all-powerful. He derives this from the infinity of God. How he does that would be beyond the scope here. Many will point out that we find the expression God Almighty throughout the Old Testament. This is how… Continue reading God Almighty?

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Chaos

Chaos: the behavior of systems that follow deterministic laws but appear random and unpredictable. A dynamical system that has a sensitive dependence on its initial conditions. Mathematicians have a way to define things different from what all people understand when they hear a word. A space for example for normal people is a room, expanse,… Continue reading Chaos

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Philia Sophia or Philia Nikia

There are two basic motivations for dialog: the love of wisdom (Philia sophia) and the love of victory (Philia nikia). These motivations have been strategized over centuries and used in many forms to either win arguments or gain wisdom. I am sure you can deduct which will result in which. I have found that these… Continue reading Philia Sophia or Philia Nikia

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