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Dec
19
comment On the giving of tzedaka
I am wary to stick my head between you two great philosophers, however, I think at times your disagreements stem from a difference in the way you understand the terms you are using. I also believe you two fundamentally have different world views.
Dec
19
comment Is Hashem corporeal?
Thanks.........
Dec
8
answered On the giving of tzedaka
Nov
30
comment Halakha and Spiritual Healing?
Good observation. I would assume that to say it over the wound would be a problem of לוחש על המכה. However, to say pasukim to heal someone, even someone not present before you, would still be a problem of עושין דברי תורה רפאות גוף, making words of Torah into "cures for the body". Fundamentally you are reducing the words of Torah which are there to convey ideas, to some verbal formula to heal someone. What do you think?
Nov
29
answered Halakha and Spiritual Healing?
Nov
26
comment Is Hashem corporeal?
yes! Good addition. Thanks! Now you can make it even more advanced and look in the Moreh Nevuchim on the differences between hearing, seeing and touching.
Nov
25
comment How do you deal with huge numbers of calls from tzedaka organizations?
Thanks. Very cute.
Nov
25
answered Is Hashem corporeal?
Nov
25
accepted Hashem is here, Hashem is there…REALLY?
Nov
25
answered Hashem is here, Hashem is there…REALLY?
Nov
24
comment Yaakov Marrying Two Sisters
Thank you for your thoughtful answer.
Nov
23
comment How do you deal with huge numbers of calls from tzedaka organizations?
I have the same challenge! Did any of the below solutions help?
Nov
23
comment Yaakov Marrying Two Sisters
Alex, Thank you for responding. I meant in the Torah itself. I understand you can imply it from the Medrash. Let's assume the Medrash is to be taken literally for a moment. How do you determine which laws override which, why is embarrassment or honor parents considered more significant than marrying two sisters? Even accepting the premise that when confronted with social norms that override the mitzvot of the Torah, why are the laws regarding sexual conduct not considered part of societal norms?
Nov
23
answered Bad Jew or Good Gentile?
Nov
23
comment Yaakov Marrying Two Sisters
Where do you see in the Torah that Yaakov promised Rachel he would marry her? Furthermore, If one can not deceive, and this would force him to violate a prohibition in the Torah, how did Yaakov take part in deceiving Yitzchak for the blessings? Furthermore, if you are basing yourself on the Medrash, that Rachel had received signs, didn't then Rachel participate in a deception of Yaakov? How come she was not rebuked for that? Lots of questions on this parsha.
Nov
21
accepted Woman and Zimun: What is the requirement?
Nov
21
comment Best Site for Reading/Listening to Great Divrei Torah
Yes, good stuff!
Nov
21
answered Why did Efron have such an extreme change of heart?
Nov
19
answered Best Site for Reading/Listening to Great Divrei Torah
Nov
19
comment does one have to take a Midrash/Aggadah literally?
That is a pretty funny quote from Rabbi Hauer. I guess what it lacks in diplomacy it makes up for in creativity.