Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

"The Way of G-d"

Part 3: "The Soul, Inspiration, Prophecy, and the Supernatural"

Chapter 3: "Inspiration and Prophecy"

Paragraph 2

Logic is a marvelous thing. It allows for insight, invention, wisdom, and breadth, as we began to indicate last time. But it doesn't allow you to penetrate things beyond logic, and there are far more of them than we know of.

So while individuals with an acute ability to figure things out on their own by "connecting the dots" certainly manage to astound us, they're still-and-all at a decided disadvantage. Since they have to have the right "dots" to "connect", and they're limited by the quality and clarity of those dots.

Such people certainly haven't any way to fathom the future or what's come to be known as "the secrets of the universe". Prophets, on the other hand, have access to both logic and the unknown. And that's what sets them apart from the rest of us, at bottom.

This series is dedicated to the memory of Yitzchak Hehrsh ben Daniel, and Sarah Rivka bas Yaakov Dovid.


Copyright © 2003 by Rabbi Yaakov Feldman and torah.org

Subscribe to Ramchal and receive the class via e-mail.


 

ARTICLES ON YISRO AND TU BESHVAT:

View Complete List

Whose Torah?
Shlomo Katz - 5761

To Capture a Feeling
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5767

Positive Pursuits
Rabbi Label Lam - 5764

ArtScroll

Fruits of Holiness
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5762

Get the Message?
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5759

Abundant Appreciation
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5764

> Proper treatment of the Convert
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5771

Opiate Of The Elite
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5772

Man is Not to Be Trusted
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5756

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

The Giving and Living of Torah
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5760

An Altar in Eretz Yisrael
Shlomo Katz - 5771

What is Tu B'Shvat?
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5761

Looking for a Chavrusah?

G-d Cares
Shlomo Katz - 5766

Man over Moses
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5758

Spring to Life
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5768

Chosen People
Shlomo Katz - 5768



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information