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Monotheism
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In Judaism, monotheism refers to the belief in one God, who is all-powerful and just. In Judaism's view, the will of the one, unique God, made manifest through the Torah, governs, and, further, God's will for both private life and public activity is rational. That is to say, within man's understanding of reason, God's will is just. And by “just,” sages understood the commonsense meaning: fair, equitable, proportionate, commensurate. In place of fate or impersonal destiny, chance, or simply irrat…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Monotheism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 25 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_DUM_0008>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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