is not only a grievous sin, but actually defiles our speech, thus devaluating the words we utter in prayer and Torah study.
Just think how revolting it would be if someone served you the finest delicacies in filthy utensils!
" Animal Soul: "Relax, what's the big deal if we wait till tomorrow? Szenes became a symbol of idealism and self-sacrifice, an image strengthened by the stirring set of poems she left behind.
As for the specific verse you cited in Genesis, what does it mean to be "in the image of God"?That's simply a preference, just as a cow chooses to eat hay instead of grass.Rather, "free will" refers to decisions which are uniquely human: a moral choice to do right or wrong.Does God have a hand, as it says, "I raised My hand to give it to Abraham" (Exodus 6:8)? So why does the Torah use human terms to describe God?Because the human mind is limited, and therefore lacks the ability to conceive of God who is perfect.