Hello everyone! I am not Jewish but I’m on a spiritual journey and Judaism has fascinated me. Just for context, yesterday I spoke to a reform rabbi and he broke down some questions I had. We talked about homosexuality, the Torah, the idea of Hashem, and prayer. I’ve been reading a book called “The Garden of Emuna” by Rabbi Shalom Arush. The book stresses that everything happens for a reason and every little thing is controlled by Hashem. It also discusses how prayer is essential and that God wants us to ask him for things. I’ve been praying everyday but the reformed rabbi made it sound like Hashem is very “hands off” and that he does not control everything. For the past year everything has seemed to go great for me, and I thought it was because I was praying to Hashem and trying to grow closer to him. Do y’all believe that Hashem controls everything or is very hands off like the reformed rabbi says?
Do you believe that Hashem controls everything?
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