Answers To Your Questions, Part 179

laitman_961.1Question: When and through whom did the law “And you shall love your neighbor as yourself” appear for the first time? Is it possible to reference the source? The accepted opinion is that the law appeared in the book of Leviticus, and there is an opinion that the law was proclaimed by Rabbi Akiva.

Answer: This law is a law about the general behavior of all parts of creation as a single network, and it doesn’t matter how or by whom it was written. But it is possible to look in Bereshit Rabba 24. “Love thy neighbor as thyself (Leviticus 19, 18) Rabbi Akiva says: it is a great rule in the Torah”

Question: Why is it written in The Book of Zohar that evil is a necessary condition for life on the face of the Earth, and that through the sin Adam produced other people? If all earthliness was created by God according to His form and image, who created evil and for what, and why does God blame a person and hate and punish the wicked? How can a perfect God create an ugly sin?

Answer: It is said by the Creator: “I created the evil inclination and I created the Torah as a spice, for the Light in it brings him back to the good.” (Kiddushin 30:2)

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