The omniscience of God

Infinite boundless knowledge and wisdom.

In the Torah, God’s communication with the world compares Him, To Light. Of all our materialistic creations, in that “light”, God wanted Himself to be understood.
“God is my light and my salvation” Psalms 27:5
“Many say, “Who will show us goodness?” Raise over us the Light of Your countenance, O Lord.” Psalms 4:7
“For with You is the source of life; in Your light, we will see the light”. Psalms 36:10

As many of us are already familiar with, Light has some unique and outstanding characteristics that lend themselves to understanding and being better able to relate to God Almighty.

When ordering the universe into its present state, the first creation and emanation from God was , “And God said let there be light, and there was light.” Genesis 1.3

You probably will not be too surprised to find out that Light possesses the intrinsic capability to transmit an infinite amount of information on one light beam. This is the fact that God is all-knowing and possesses an infinite amount of wisdom and knowledge and His knowledge is beyond any kind or type of knowledge we can even relate to. (Rambam 2:1 Yesodai Hatorah)

Mario Krenn, Professor at the University of Vienna and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, stated: “The Orbital Angular Momentum OAM of light is theoretically unbounded, meaning that one has, in theory, an unlimited amount of different distinguishable states in which light can be encoded.”

Physicists have been looking for a way to encode more information into photons – and in the ’90s, they began investigating twisting Light, which can be sent like a corkscrew across long distances. This is known as orbital angular momentum, or OAM, and it opens up the potential for ridiculously fast and secure communication.

In theory, each photon – or particle of Light – can be twisted in countless different ways, and each twist can carry an additional piece of information. So this means that using OAM, infinite amounts of data can be transferred at the same time across long distances.

This is similar to what currently happens with different colors, or frequencies, of Light inside optical fibers.

In simple terms, this means that the physics of Light allows for encoding a single light beam with an infinite amount of information. This information would be virtually instantaneously transmitted at the speed of Light. There is no other physical medium in which this is possible.

This is only theoretical since science today has no way to test such a proposition. We do not have access to storing or transmitting an infinite amount of information. However, the physics of Light allows this to occur if it were practical. A single light beam can transmit an infinite number of conversations at once.

Fiber optic cables are used to transmit high volumes of data quickly by taking advantage of the physics of Light. In reality, current technology only takes advantage of an infinitesimally small portion of the data-handling capacity of Light, and even this infinitesimally small use of the handling capacity of Light is staggering. The restriction to accessing the infinite data-handling power and capability of Light is due to the limitations of our technology, not the constraints of Light.

In addition, this property of Light allows for absolutely private or secret communication between two people. The orbital angular momentum (OAM) of light photons can be used in cryptographic quantum communication. In this form of communication, a secret “key” is constructed from a string of spinning photons (photons are “particles” of Light). This key is shared between two individuals, and this key protects data transmitted over the link. The laws of quantum physics and the properties of Light render any attempt by an eavesdropper to intercept the key futile. Any attempt to measure the key destroys the key. This type of quantum communication over Light is unbreakable.

Therefore, a single light beam can deliver an infinite amount of information whereby only the person or persons with the key has access to this information.

We know that God is infinite in wisdom and understanding (omniscient). We also know that no man can peer into the mind of God. Light, a mere “creation” of God, can transmit infinite information.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8
“Can you ever fathom the mystery(ies) of God.” Job 11:7

Chapter 18

About the Author
Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui is an author and lecturer. "A Spiritual Soul Book" & "Maimonides Advice for the 21st Century" Rabbi Ezagui opened in 1987 the first Chabad Center in Palm Beach County, Florida, and the first Orthodox Synagogue on the Island of Palm Beach, Florida.
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