Creation and Human Destiny
(5784) (Sunday) What was the purpose of creation? On the one hand, this is a complex question: is it even possible for a person to answer it? On the other, it may be the most fundamental in understanding this world and all mankind. Its answer may have far-reaching consequences for the way one should live one's life. This issue of the purpose of creation is at the core of many books of Jewish philosophy. In this series, we will explore the answers given over the centuries - from the Geonim to the thinkers of our time - and strive to see how from each answer a suitable perception of man, of the world, of the Torah and of God's work, is formed.