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Rav Dessler in Michtav M'Eliyahu vol. 1 pg. 164 addresses exactly this question - How could G-d continue speaking to Cain after he sinned (Bereishis 4:9)?. I can't find the text online to link, but his basic idea is the following: We generally have a broad intellectual awareness of Hashem and His greatness, which should lead us to righteousness, but does ...


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There are 3 mistakes that form this question. The first is a misunderstanding of the intent of R' Dessler that I quoted in the cited answer. The point of his idea is exactly that - knowledge alone does not lead directly to piety, and no matter how much one knows, we don't relate to that knowledge the sam way. As you quoted from my answer there, despite our ...


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(I can't think of an explicit connection off the top of my head, but here goes): The Sifrei (B'midbar 153) writes that Moshe Rabbeinu's prophecy was superior to that of other prophets, because Moshe sometimes prophesied on a level connoted by the word "davar", while other prophets prophesied on a lower level as connoted by the word "amar": זה הדבר, ...


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the rabbis count 48 prophets and 7 prophetesses in tenach [added credit to DoubleAA- whose prophecies are relevant for future generations]. It seems Adam and Abel and Cain aren't listed http://www.askmoses.com/en/article/248,89728/How-many-prophets-were-there-and-who-were-they.html The RAMBAM lists levels of prophecy. (in his guide for the ...



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