At the request of many in the mail, companies are published here that deal with the basic infrastructure of faith.
This is an initial version that is published at the request of many and more will undergo changes and updates.
The plan is to publish them in the future.
One to three notebooks deal with the three types of arguments in favor of the existence of God in the Kantian classification. Each notebook in a different type of argument. The fourth notebook raises another type of argument (which also originated in Kant). And the fifth deals with the transition from proving the existence of a philosophical God to a religious and halakhic commitment.
The number 1 notebook may seem to many to be a philosophical nonsense with not very high persuasive power. I have nevertheless added it because it contains some important elements in the methodology of the discussion, and they are used by me later. Beyond that there is education for systematic thinking on these issues, and it is sorely lacking in our districts. The following three notebooks contain stronger arguments, and each also has a reliance on the previous notebooks.
As I make clear there and have made it clear many times before, the goal is not to reach certainty. To the best of my knowledge, man has no possibility of attaining certainty in any realm, including not believing in the existence of God, and certainly not Mount Sinai status and anything else (perhaps except for this very principle: that nothing is certain, and in this, too). The goal is to come to the conclusion that these are completely reasonable and rational conclusions, and in my opinion make much more sense than the alternatives. Anyone looking for something beyond that, is a waste of time. That he will not read and that he will stop looking at all. If he found a way to reach such certainty he was probably wrong (for sure! 🙂).
Formulation of a final worldview should be done after everyone's reading. There are questions that are answered in future notebooks (especially the question of how to move from a philosophical God to a religious commitment. In the fifth notebook I show that the gap is smaller than is usually thought).
I would love any comment. Some of them will be entered as corrections / updates in future versions (comments can be sent directly to email@example.com or in the comment system here on the website).
As I have written many times, faith is not a package deal. In these notebooks I deal with the most basic infrastructure. As for the questions of what includes the commitment reached in the fifth notebook, what is obligatory and what is not, what is right and what is not, the extent to which the various traditions obligate us, in thought and law, are not answered here. Therefore do not expect discussions on specific issues such as authority and autonomy in halakhah, changes in halakhah, its updates to the present day, various thought principles, religious Zionism, redemption, the OT, Messiah, the virtue of Israel, providence, reduction, divinity and negative degrees, etc. To this I will dedicate two more books in Gaza that I am currently writing, and they will complete in Gaza the process of presenting a complete Jewish theological picture, as "thin" as possible, and up-to-date to the present day (sorry for the pretentiousness).