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Post 1 – The Baal Shem Tov on Perpetual Creation

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by Shurpin, Yehuda

“The Mishnah states: ‘With Ten Utterances the world was created.’

 

…unlike human speech – which once spoken is gone – G‑dly ‘speech’ is everlasting. This means that the Ten Utterances used to create the world continue to stand, constantly recreating the world…

 

In order for the light [of a lamp] to stay lit, there must be a constant renewal of energy… In order for the world to continue to exist, G‑d’s words of creation need to constantly fuel its existence.”