The Thinking Jew Podcast: Ep. 31 Defining “TRUTH”

The Thinking Jew Podcast: Ep. 31 Defining "TRUTH" 1

Intro

We live in a world where it’s so difficult to know what is true and what is not.  Kabbalah calls our world an alma dishikra, a world of falsehood.  We see this in the media every day.  Two reporters will witness the exact same event and document it oppositely, both believing they’re reporting the truth.  So what is true?

How does the Torah define Truth?

Join me as we discover the answer to this question through the story of the 12 spies (Numbers chapters 13-14) who spoke falsehood and scared the Jewish nation from going in to the promised land.

Happy Listening!

Rabbi Moshe

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Sources

Numbers Chapters 13-14, the story of the spies – https://www.sefaria.org/Numbers.13?lang=bi&aliyot=0

Maimonides, Foundations of the Torah 1:1-4 – https://www.sefaria.org/Mishneh_Torah%2C_Foundations_of_the_Torah.1?lang=bi

Sanhedrin 104b, the spies returned on the 9th of Av and G-d punished them for crying for no reason – https://www.sefaria.org/Sanhedrin.104b.5?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en

Sanhedrin 104b, why does Lamentations reverse the order of ayin and peh – https://www.sefaria.org/Sanhedrin.104b.11?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en

Rav Hutner, Rosh HaShanah, 15:3 (not available online) truth means the extension matches it’s source

Sotah 35b, the strange punishment of the 10 bad spies – https://www.sefaria.org/Sotah.35a?lang=bi

Maharal on Rashi, Numbers 14:37, explaining how the strange punishment the spies received was measure for measure – https://www.sefaria.org/Gur_Aryeh_on_Bamidbar.14.37.2?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en

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