The Role of Emunah (Belief) vs Knowledge

In this class we explore the role of “Emunah - Belief” and “Yediah - knowledge” and how they interplay with each other. Jews are not called ‘believers the children of believers’ as in ‘blind faith’. Jews are not born blind. Emunah has nothing to do with those who choose to be blind and call it faith. Manipulators and dictators use faith to blind people. The creator of the world is not a dictator. Nor is Emunah defined as the faith we use when we say “I have faith in my doctor”. That is trust built on knowledge. We know enough to trust the doctor. This isn’t faith; it is a consequence of knowledge. So, what is Emunah?   This is class 1/4 on Emunah