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Jan
21
asked Why are Talmudical hermeneutics necessary to understand Torah Law?
Dec
4
comment How can a Jewish convict repair public Chillul Hashem?
@DanF It is public record that he is in jail. Jail is "paying one's debt to society". He has been humiliated greatly from this; I would think it also pays for the chillul Hashem. People know that Jews aren't perfect and don't expect them to be perfect. A chillul Hashem is created when people get the impression that it is the Torah or Hashem that is at fault. It is Jews who do the right thing who atone for this. That's just my opinion.
Dec
3
comment How can a Jewish convict repair public Chillul Hashem?
Isn't going to jail the tikun?
Dec
3
accepted Hillel's formulation of the Golden Rule
Dec
3
comment Hillel's formulation of the Golden Rule
I see. I found this, which is similar to what I heard about the interpretation of what the goy wanted: torah.org/learning/parsha-insights/5761/achareimos.html#
Dec
3
comment Hillel's formulation of the Golden Rule
Where does it say it the Talmud that the goy was being sarcastic? And if he was sarcastic, then why did Hillel even answer him? The interpretation I have heard from Rabbi Gershonfeld is that "standing on one foot" meant that the goy had an unstable foundation of Judaism and wanted to understand it better. Shammai's approach scared him away, while Hillel's approach helped him.
Dec
2
revised Hillel's formulation of the Golden Rule
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Dec
2
asked Hillel's formulation of the Golden Rule
Oct
26
comment Are there traditional Orthodox websites that counter thetorah.com?
As I recall, the book amazon.com/The-Pentateuch-Haftorahs-Translation-Commentary/dp/… has detailed arguments against the view that the Torah has multiple authors.
Oct
26
accepted How can one know if he is chaiv keret?
Oct
26
asked How can one know if he is chaiv keret?
Sep
1
awarded  Nice Question
May
6
awarded  Peer Pressure
May
3
comment Mekubal in New York
I can understand why you would want a Torah scholar to help you out, but what do you need a mekubal for?
Nov
13
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
9
comment How can I respond to challenges to the Kuzari argument for the transmission of Torah from Sinai?
@DoubleAA Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Jun
2
comment How can I respond to challenges to the Kuzari argument for the transmission of Torah from Sinai?
Shmuel, so you must not believe that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, because it was a one-time event that took only a second, in the middle of nowhere (at that time America was in the middle of nowhere) witnessed by just a single group of people (Americans).
Jun
2
revised How can I respond to challenges to the Kuzari argument for the transmission of Torah from Sinai?
Answer to the critics
Jun
1
answered How can I respond to challenges to the Kuzari argument for the transmission of Torah from Sinai?