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Pondering Creation (Thoughts on Genesis 1)

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27.09.2021

Rabbi Yonah said in the name of Rabbi Levi: Why was the world created with a “ב” (bet)? Just as a bet is closed on all sides and open in the front, so you are not permitted to say, “What is beneath? What is above? What came before? What will come after?” Rather from the day the world was created and after. (Bereisheet Rabba 1:10)

Is it possible that all these years I have been misunderstanding God’s place in the Creation story of Bereisheet/Genesis 1?

I have always assumed that, based on this story, God was the creator of everything: life on our planet, our solar system, our galaxy, the universe.

But then I had a sudden insight: I was transposing my modern understanding of the........

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