In which we consider whether we have free choice, whether Pharaoh had free choice, and whether anyone ever really has free choice. To what extent do we human beings have control over our own lives, to what extent is God calling the shots, and to what extent do we cement the ways in which we move forward? Is that free will? Also, to what degree must human beings overcome themselves to reach the Divine? The Gemara notes that when we have an abundance in front of our faces, we are more prone to sin… and what it takes out of us to be able to ride into the sunset on the path of righteous prayer (and other mitzvot).
Thank you for joining us – we’re at the “half-way through Berakhot, literally” mark, and very pleased.
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