(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Torah Forum (c) Project Genesis

Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 20:11:29 -0500 (EST)
From: Russell Hendel <  rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu>
Subject: Re: Not Based On Miracles

<  <   Can someone tell what is said in Judaism about the fact that the religion
isn't based on miracles... possibly cite the Rambam. Thanks. >  >

The Rambam in the Foundational Laws, in the Last chapters says <  Moses was
not believed in because of the miracles he did but rather because the Jews
directly experienced a prophetic experience. Moses only did miracles as

Rav Hirsch explains why there was a plethora of miracles in (a) The exodus
from Egypt (b) the times of the Kings (by Elisha/Elijah).  <  Because there
was a proliferation of Witches and people versed in Black Magic then, it
was necessary to use miracles to get the people back to G-d.>

At most other times in our history (other than the Exodus and time of
Kings) there was no such plethora of miracles.

Hope this helps

Russell Jay Hendel; Phd ASA
Moderator Rashi is Simple, http://www.shamash.org/rashi