Knowledge and Faith

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Knowledge and Faith A Chassidic discourse by Rabbi Shneur Zalman (the “Alter Rebbe“), disciple of the Maggid of Mezritch and first Rebbe of the Chabad-Lubavitch chassidic dynasty.

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As true as the fact that the mind and its elements are gifts from G-d, so does faith inspire us in a way that mere accumulation of knowledge cannot. Faith`s inspiration lifts us beyond the boundaries of our finite existence, yet, that inspiration can depart just as easily as it came. Knowledge, however, becomes a part of us and thus changes us decisively. In effect, faith and knowledge complement and balance each other.
[Delivered in 1805 C.E.,] this discourse discusses the fundamental concept of faith in G-d as compared to the imperative to “know” G-d, and the differences between the two.

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