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Dear Rabbi, I was wondering if there’s an actual commandment to believe in God. I don’t see it in the Ten Commandments and don’t remember seeing it in the weekly Shabbat Torah readings. Thanks!
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On Weekday Morning service, Az Yashir is followed by Yishtabach. On Shabbat and Festival Morning service, Az Yashir is followed by Nishmat and eventually Yishtabach. Then the following prayers are recited on Shabbat and Festivals: HaEil B'Ta'AtzUMot (only on Festivals) ShoChein Ad B'Fi Y'ShaRim UvMaKaLot Yishtabach, which is the concluding prayer of Pseukei D'Zimra. 1. Where does Nishmat prayer end? 2. Why are the first words of each paragraph said aloud and emphasized (meaning the words listed above)?

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Jews have been suffered horribly throughout ages. I firmly believe that HaShem has given suffering to Jews, exactly because Jews are chosen. HaShem gives suffering and chastisement to His beloved. My question is, why does HaShem give suffering and chastisement to His beloved, instead of giving candy corn?

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Dear rabbi, I am afraid of the current situation of the world because successful eradication of coronavirus is still in a stagnant position. I know the human brain has no power to know what is the next plan of Hashem. But God always punishes many wicked people on earth when He gets too angry. Has the time already come or do we still have enough time to survive? What does the Torah and works of kabbalah say about it? Please reply, rabbi, because I am worried and I don't know what will happen to me.

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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?