Tag: Bechira

Rav Avigdor Miller on Forcing The Willing

Q: In this week’s parsha the Am Yisroel said “Naaseh v’nishma,” so it seems like they accepted the Torah willingly. So how do we understand the medrash that says Hashem held Har Sinai over the Jews like a barrel and threatened to drop it on them if they wouldn’t accept the Torah?

Rav Avigdor Miller on Why Hashem Hides

Q: Why is Hashem in hiding?

Rav Avigdor Miller on When Not To Blame Hashem

Q: I was listening to one of your lectures and you said that everything comes from Hashem; that Hashem is paying you back for something. And then you quoted the sages that the only thing that doesn’t come from Hashem is the common cold. Can you explain that? 

Rav Avigdor Miller on Passing Up On Your Bashert

Q: Can a person pass up his basherte? I mean, is it possible for a person to let go of an opportunity for marriage that was ordained by Hashem?

Rav Avigdor Miller on Income Redistribution

Q:  I’m bothered by the fact that we find that some Tanaaim who were very wealthy, like Rabbi Elazar ben Azarya and Rabban Gamliel and Rabbi Eliezer ben Hurkenus and some were very poor like Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chananya, and they all were together – they knew each other.  So why didn’t the wealthy ones give money to the poor ones…

Rav Avigdor Miller on The Power of Free Choice

Q:  How do you understand the phenomenon that sometimes you have non-religious or anti-religious parents who have religious children and sometimes it’s the other way around – you have religious parents who have non-religious children?