God Does Not Play Dice

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I have heard it said that whilst mishpatim are mitzvos that generally make sense to human beings, the chukim have no reason behind them. The sense I sometimes get is that chukim are arbitrary – meaningless actions picked randomly by God to be His laws in order that we have faith in him and listen to Him, even when what he says makes no sense. Hashem could just as well have picked a cow as a pig to be non-kosher.

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