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comment origin of chassidish havarah(pronunciation)
Strongly related.
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accepted Why is the shtreimel worn balanced atop the head?
Sep
10
comment Inhaling prayers?
@ShmuelBrin I don't know that it's universal among Chasidim but it comes from the Ari.
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comment Why is Akaidas Yitzchak considered a good thing?
@DoubleAA I apologize for not being consistent - I would have thought it obvious that the Torah is G-d's statement of morality. And yes, without Torah it would not be intuitive that stealing or incest are wrong - and indeed, they are not regarded as immoral in all cultures.
Jun
2
comment Why is Akaidas Yitzchak considered a good thing?
@DoubleAA it was only the first thing that comes to mind - it seems obvious to me that Torah is the source of morality. WRT G-d wanting one to break His established morality, what is that but not G-d establishing an exception to the general standard of His morality? Wouldn't it be better to say "usually G-d says we should not do x, but in this instance He commanded the opposite - what gives?"
Jun
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comment Why is Akaidas Yitzchak considered a good thing?
@DoubleAA respectively, Pirkey Avos 3:17 and "seems to be", based on the statement that it is "objectively very bad to kill one's son, no matter how much ... God wants them to do that".
Jun
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comment Why is Akaidas Yitzchak considered a good thing?
This question seems to be founded on an erroneous assumption that there is a valid morality independent of that which is dictated by G-d.
May
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comment While playing a computer game, may I “worship” one of the game's “gods” to help me win?
To be honest, I don't really want to ask the shaila. :/
May
30
comment While playing a computer game, may I “worship” one of the game's “gods” to help me win?
Does this mean I need to cancel my weekly D&D group?
May
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comment Why do some Jewish groups wear a uniform?
What is the source that wearing all white causes haughtiness?
May
14
comment Halachic extension of the Giving of the Torah and marriage analogy
My understanding (no source, sorry) is that even if a rapist's wife commits adultery, he is not permitted to divorce her.
May
6
comment When did the Kanievsky family switch from Chasidic to Litvish?
@SethJ in what way does common knowledge answer this specific question?
May
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comment When did the Kanievsky family switch from Chasidic to Litvish?
@DoubleAA if you have a source that the basis for the switch was to return to the older minhag, by all means bring it. That would certainly be a possible answer.
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revised When did the Kanievsky family switch from Chasidic to Litvish?
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asked When did the Kanievsky family switch from Chasidic to Litvish?
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accepted What is the origin of the dispute on which way to wrap tefilin shel yad?