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Rashi, Deuteronomy 4:23: ואתחנן. אין חנון בכל מקום אלא לשון מתנת חנם, אע"פ שיש להם לצדיקים לתלות במעשיהם הטובים, אין מבקשים מאת המקום אלא מתנת חנם Even though righteous people can ask for favors based on their good deeds, they ask only for free gifts. In addition, in Brachot 32b, Rabbi Chiya bar Aba says in the name of Rabbi Yochanan that whoever ...


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According to the Mesilas Yesharim (beginning of ch. 24), there are 2 major divisions of yir'ah, of which one is subdivided. 1- Yir’as ha’onesh: fear of punishment. This is the lowest of the three. However, since even fear of punishment is a motivator, even yir’as ha’onesh is viewed positively. R’ Shlomo Wolbe zt”l writes that today, we’ve lost that ...


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Yir'at Shamayim is fear from the "not true", which is not physically perceptible and without consequences (at least if nobody from our physical word can). Only "Who is in heaven" sees. A man which makes something because it is true has Yir'at Shamayim. An example: At the second world war, there was some people, not Jews who saved Jewish people, against ...


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the Rambam writes in sefer hamitzvot: The 4th mitzvah is that we are commanded to establish in our minds fear and dread of G‑d (exalted be He); that we not be calm and nonchalant, but be constantly concerned of imminent punishment. The biblical source of this is, "You shall fear G‑d your Lord." (Devarim 6:13) Hence one who does not care to ...


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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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You can look into the Ani Maamin Foundation which specializes in such issues and has shiurim available on the topic . Rabbi Dovid Sapirman also put out a book Emunah, A Refresher Course which you can purchase directly from the foundation or from Feldheim. The content deals primarily with answering Atheist claims. I believe the author also answers claims from ...


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Ramban's opinion about nature, no Random. The word nature evolved with time. When Ramban was talking about nature, he meant by this word the philosophical meaning. The philosophic concept was widespread at the time. A different use of the word today may lead an uninformed reader to misconception. Nature is a word used to describe an independent world ...


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See this debate https://youtu.be/FYefNy1D0DY Where it is proven that revenge is allowed and praised (excluding to Jews) Minute 56:00. And that Isreal is in war and in war it is permitted to kill civilians (according to Torah) In by minute 122. He brings sources that it is a mitzvah to kill even civilians in a time of war


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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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