Shaya Cohen -


As Many “Truths” as there are Souls

I attack the idea of an objective reality, and I use the example of a glass that is half full (or an infinite myraid of other possible descriptions that are all “true”). There is no comprehensively accurate way to describe such a glass – or anything else. So any “truth” is highly limited and filtered by our instruments, perceptions, etc.

I realized that this is actually a great explanation for the “seventy faces of the Torah” as well as each person’s relationship with G-d. Every relationship is unique. And just because each person only has a limited ability to connect with G-d, that does not make it untrue or even incomplete.

I can explain a verse in the Torah. Someone else can explain it differently. Just like the glass, the different understanding does not, in itself, make either of us wrong.

Comments are welcome!

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