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The Babylonian Talmud (M'gila, page 3 column 1) relates in the name of Ravina: One who is afraid [for no apparent reason] — although he doesn't see [anything], his mazal sees [something]. The commentary of Rashi explains that "mazal" here refers to the person's angel. And the commentary Ben Y'hoyada explains that what his mazal sees (and he's afraid ...


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I'd call it reasonable. Maybe not quite to the degree that a church would be, but reasonable. While people can and do hold prayer services in their living rooms or basements, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein wrote that it's far better to pray in a building designated as a synagogue. (The Amish and Mennonites, in contrast, acknowledge no "sanctity of space" per se ...


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firstly all these sorts of persecutions were predicted in the torah. ex. "And the Lord will scatter you among all the nations, from one end of the earth to the other; And among those nations, you will not be calm, nor will your foot find rest" deut.28 secondly, on the contrary the fact that the jews survived more than all other nations despite being the ...


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How about the Book of Lamentations? King Nebuchadnezzar? The Assyrians? Sennacherib? The Bar Kokhba rebellion being crushed? The Cossacks? ...Shall I go on? The Jews don't need life to always be positive in order to believe in "our Deity" and we certainly didn't need World War II to tell us that we are susceptible to the wiles of our enemies while being in ...



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