I've been studying a fair amount recently, and one thing I am still have trouble wrapping my head around is the concept that "God is good."
From all the arguments I've heard on that, I seem to be able to make the same arguments in reverse. Maybe God is just pure evil.
Just as it's possible that an infinite God created us to give us an opportunity for goodness, it seems just as likely that an infinite God could have created us to bestow evil. In terms of the Torah saying that God is good, He could have had that written just to provide the farce which inevitably will lead to a greater evil.
How we can definitively know that God is good?
Hi Rabbi, I find the concept of “rest” on Shabbat confusing. Why is walking up eight flights of stairs in my high-rise building considered not “work,” but pushing an elevator button is yes considered work? Thanks for any insight.