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The Bach in Siman 5 of Teshuvos Yeshanos writes this of someone who, among other problems, was כופר in תורת נסתר. וכל שכן המלעיג על דברי חכמים ומדבר דופי על חכמת הקבלה שהוא מקור התורה ועיקרה וכולה יראת שמים דפשיטא דחייב נידוי דאין לך מזלזל בד"ת דחייב נידוי גדול מזה ועוד דהלא נמשך אחר הפילוסופיא היא המינות בעצמה ואשה הזרה שהזהיר עליה שלמה כמ"ש ...


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The straightforward answer to this question is that whereas the Christians are discussing what Hashem is made up of, the Kabbalists are discussing the ways in which He chose to reveal Himself. Just like we can understand that ה' ממית ומחיה is not reminiscent of trinity, since it is simply a reflection of what Hashem will do about different circumstances, ...


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In Be'er Hagoleh, Be'er Revii, the Maharal writes: והדברים אשר נבאר הם דברים אשר נמצא בספרי חכמה גנוזים וטמונים, על אותן הדברים לא נוסיף ולא נחסיר This seems to tell us on what he is basing his Sefer. He often leaves subtle Kabbalistic hints as to what he is referring to. An example can be found in Tiferes Yisroel 55: והבן הדברים האלו אשר אמרנו ...


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The Ramaq seems to be saying that מילא כריסו doesn't mean having been a בכל התורה. It means someone who learns all around. He discusses the age requirement there as well. The fact is that I don't think we can name a single successful מקובל who waited until 40. Certainly the Ramaq and Arizal didn't.


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There was once a book that had all the cures you are talking about, but it was buried. In the mishna of Psachim 4:9 it says that the king Chizkia buried "the book of cures": ששה דברים עשה חזקיה המלך על שלשה הודו לו ועל שלשה לא הודו לו. גירר עצמות אביו על מטה של חבלים והודו לו. כיתת נחש הנחשת והודו לו. גנז ספר רפואות והודו לו. The Tashbetz writes (סימן ...


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If Hashem wanted a ready-made world with nothing left to explore, He could have just stayed with a כסא הכבוד, or better yet, הוא ושמו. This world was created with the theme of constant improvement. Almost all sciences are still unfinished, even language. The job of the prophets was to guide us to stay in the path of Torah. Something else to keep in mind ...


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Putting aside the aspects of e.g. the creation story (as interpreted by the medieval Rishonim) that have been confirmed by modern science (e.g. creatio ex nihilo, evolution [see e.g the Drashot Haran], "intelligent design", non-determinism/quantum mechanics) as well as predictions about apocolyptic devastation that strikingly parallel aspects of a nuclear ...


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Clairvoyance is not Ruach Hakodesh. It is a (pseudo) natural phenomenon. In fact they are in some ways opposites. The clairvoyant person won't want to hear any details, since that will be bias his perception. When you ask a Baal Ruach Hakodesh he asks you for all details, and will often draw the answer from yourself. If you do decide to get advice from a ...


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While it's true that some animals, plants ... are gilgulim of people, that does not mean that all are. Reincarnation is usually because a soul has to fix something it did or did not do but for whatever reason can't go to gehinom or needs to be done in the physical world. Most souls however either throughout the course of their life completed what they ...



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