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The Four Worlds - Part 6
"Can't Touch This"
(Recorded at the Intown Jewish Academy on January 10, 2016)
For a long time philosophers have wrestled with a theological conundrum: Is G-d affected by creation and what transpires in the universe or not?
If G-d is affected, then there's some "change" that's happening to G-d. Which is a bit problematic when you consider G-d to be All-Powerful and Unchanging.
If G-d isn't affected, then what we do, what happens here, doesn't actually have any larger meaning. Which is kind of disappointing to hear for us.
Kabbalah opens up a third possibility: G-d is neither affected nor unaffected by creation. G-d is G-d -- and that answers all the questions.
The trick is knowing Who/What G-d is. Which is what we'll explore in this session of Kabbalah & Coffee.