Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak
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Tanchuma, KiTisa 36 writes: When Moshe was in heaven how did he know it was day and when it was night? When HaShem taught him Torah Shebichav, the written Torah, he knew it was day; when He taught him orally, the Torah Sheball Pe, the oral Torah, the Mishnah and Talmud he knew it was night.
Day and night are defined by the revolutions of the earth. The hemisphere facing the sun experiences day, the other, night. When it is evening at one spot, it is still day not too many miles to the west. If so, what relevance does day and night have in heaven? At any given moment, at every hour of the clock, it is day and night different parts of the globe.
If we are inclined to avoid this difficulty by assuming that Moshe was interested in day and night at Har Sinai, from where he came and where Israel was encamped, we still have not resolved our troubled mind. The G’morrah (Avoda Zora 3B) informs us that HaShem Himself has a – very mysterious – schedule based on the hours of day and night.
Listen closely as Shmuel teaches us from “Mysteries of the Creation” by Dovid Brown.
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