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The Wikipedia article on Aveirah Lishmo contains the statement of the Rashba”tz, that even a sinner have in mind “leshem shomayim” and brings the example of the thief who prays that Hashem should give him success in his breaking-in to the house and the oath that Saul took in the name of Hashem when he enquired of the familiar spirit in Ein Dor and another ...


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I put together what I believe is a comprehensive list here of the types of arguments you can raise. see the sections "Truth of Monotheism" and "Evidence of the Soul" if you know others let me know. though keep in mind that God built the world around free will so it is impossible to completely corner an atheist. also note that it is a complete waste of ...


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Although not explicit on this point, it would seem that according to Rashi the Torah DOES describe the World to Come at the beginning of Parashat Bechukotai. When Hashem says in Vayikra והתהלכתי בתוככם 26:12 - "I will walk in your midst" as part of the reward for keeping the mitzvot, Rashi comments that Hashem is saying: 'I will stroll with you in Gan Eden'. ...


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My answer will address both vegan and vegetarianism. The Bible is fairly clear that God's ideal diet for all of creation was vegetarianism. And that at some point He allowed the consumption of meat, under various caveats, and usually with disapproving tones. Some people erroneously try and say that mankind was given dominion over the animals, and therefore ...



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