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Unread 07-02-2004, 07:09 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Hashem recreates the world every second

I don't know if anyone mentioned this already, but one of the Rabbonim at a fabrengen told us something interesting and I just thought I would mention it: Hashem recreates the world every second. Why does he have to do this? Why doesn't he just create it once and then it will be forever? So, one answer might be that since the world was created from nothingness, Hashem keeps recreating it every day to keep it from going back to nothingness. Sort of like when you throw something in the air and it keeps needing more power to stay up in the air so it doesn't go back to the ground from the force of gravity.

Just a thought for the day... please, correct me if I made a mistake.
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Unread 07-03-2004, 10:44 PM   #2
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Did you ever learn any Chassidus?
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Unread 07-03-2004, 11:09 PM   #3
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Yes, but not enough. Why?
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Unread 07-04-2004, 07:12 AM   #4
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because this concept (ko'ach ha'zerika as a mashal for his'havus yesh mei'ai'in) and related ones shouldn't be a chidush to someone who has--they're the "bread and butter" of Chasidus
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Unread 07-04-2004, 09:49 AM   #5
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Ok, so I posted it for people that hadn't heard it before or hadn't learned Chassidus before.
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Unread 07-04-2004, 10:34 AM   #6
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A nice vort I heard on the Haggadah: Why does the Chochom (wise son) need to ask so many questions? Doesn't he know the laws of Pesach already, if he is so wise?

The Chochom isn't asking for himself, he is asking so that others will hear the answer. Some people will surely be too embarrassed to ask their "dumb questions," but he wants them to know the laws of Pesach too.
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Unread 07-05-2004, 12:15 AM   #7
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Originally posted by YossTek
Ok, so I posted it for people that hadn't heard it before or hadn't learned Chassidus before.
well, the way you wrote it: "correct me if I made a mistake" implied that it wasn't so bipshitus by you, which is why torah613 made his comment
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Unread 07-05-2004, 01:04 AM   #8
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Ok, maybe you're right, I guess I made a mistake by posting that.
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Unread 07-05-2004, 11:07 AM   #9
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YossTek, what you write is true, but G-d did not have to do it this way. He could have made it that He creates the world once with enough energy and information to continue forever. So why do it this way?

The Rebbe explains the reason in dvar malchus for parshas Korach (I think):

If G-d created the world as a one-time act, then there would only be a general revelation of G-d--the one that created the world. However, by reacreating the world constantly, this gives every moment and every detail of creation its own unique revelation of G-d--because G-d is choosing to create this thing in this way this moment. This gives everything infinite importance and significance.
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Unread 07-16-2004, 12:12 AM   #10
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Thank you Chassidus, that's more like what I wanted to hear. Sorry for the late response, I'm really busy this summer (B'H)...
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Unread 08-04-2004, 10:32 PM   #11
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I think in Hatamim it explains why the creation of the world needed to be in such a way.

I don't have the sefer in front of me so i don't want to post the reason that is cited there.
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Hatamim..the now in 2 volume journal?
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Unread 08-05-2004, 10:51 PM   #13
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YossTek: You may want to look at the second by second creation like a current. A connection that is juicing up our planet and the whole universe, giving nourishment with love. If the vacuum cleaner plug gets pulled from the source, this disconnection will cause the machine not to function as it should. It would be a useless mass of metal and plastic.
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