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May 22, 2019, 11:37 am
Filed under: Israel, Jews, KUZARI, PROOF OF GOD, Torah, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,


this concerns the disputation, argument made defending the faith of Israel to the king of the Kuzari in the 1100s , that brought about the acceptance of torah Judaism by the kuzari people

Rabbi Yehuda Ha-Levi in his book The Kuzari explains that our belief and obligation to God came into being as a result of an encounter that cannot be denied specific historic event where God acted on our behalf in a supernatural way. Leaving us with absolute certainty regarding His existence and powers.

When the Rabbi was asked about his belief, he responded to the king of the Khazars as follows:

I believe in the God of Avraham, Yitzchak, and Israel, who led the children of Israel out of Egypt with signs and miracles; who fed them in the desert and gave them the land, after having made them traverse the sea and the Jordan in a miraculous way; who sent Moshe with His law, and subsequently thousands of prophets, who confirmed His law by promises to the observant, and threats to the disobedient. Our belief is comprised in the Torah – a very large domain. (Kuzari, I, 11)

The king of Khazars is astonished by this answer

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