The Image of G-d

Posted by – October 15, 2006

The Image of G-d

Different Religions Have Different Views Of The Creator




Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Judaism and Islam



This is especially relevent as we just marked Simchat Torah and began our annual Torah reading again with Genesis.

And G-d created man in His image; in the image of G-d He created him; male and female He created them.
(Genesis 1:27)

Judaism has always interpreted “His Image” as the immortal soul given to mankind, the intangible, animating divine spark within us that is inseparable from the Creator. This is how we explain the diversity of human visages despite our intrinsic unity with each other and the divine, and mesh this profound truth with the Torah’s insistence on an incorporeal, limitless One G-d (Deut. 4:15).


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