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A few days ago, Lazar Brody posted this:

Without emuna, there are no answers.

With emuna, there are no questions

(Emuna = Faith.)

I....have a few issues with this. Without Faith in God, you can still get answers - they may not be right, but Science has a pretty decent track record. And WITH Faith....well.....I still wanna know about the Platypus. (Seriously, Lord - what's up with it? A mammal that lays eggs......really?? :lol:)

I don't mean to be totally silly here.....but I don't agree with Rav Brody's statement. Thoughts? (And I realize that I may not "get" what he was trying to say.......but this was his entire post. And I have Faith....and I still have lots of stuff I'd like to ask God and Yeshua about. So.....)

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Date:June 22nd, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)


I think 'emuna' is one of those words that has a deeper meaning than the English can translate. I think this is where you're tripping up. Hebrew has words that just doesn't translate (without writing a thesis paper to explain it). My understanding of 'emuna' is that this is the case. It's more than just 'faith', which is a hollow word, to me. Emuna is 'seeking' and 'openness' and 'the ability to recieve with grace'. Try putting that into his statement, and see what happens.
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Date:June 22nd, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)

Re: anna

Using your definition makes a little more sense - but I still don't agree with the NO questions part. Slightly silly, but - the platypus. I think God was having fun, and knew it would confound scientists......but is that the reson?

Spiritually, I agree totally with the post.....and tht my be what Rv Brody meant....but that's not what he said. And I'm in a silly mood today....
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