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Jan
15
comment Does God benefit from our keeping of the Mitzvos?
@msh210 Thank you for referencing that question.
Jan
15
comment Does God benefit from our keeping of the Mitzvos?
@DoubleAA Good question. Allways important to define your terms. I guess I was keeping it open ended to see the responses. Perhaps benefit could be to in some way to add to or provide something to God. Typically people imagine an emotional or material gain. What that would look like for God would be difficult to even suggest.
Jan
15
answered Does God benefit from our keeping of the Mitzvos?
Jan
15
asked Does God benefit from our keeping of the Mitzvos?
Jan
15
comment Why did Moshe and Aaron need to use a staff in initiating the plagues?
interesting thought. I wonder is there is a clue to the staffs function in that Medrash.
Jan
14
asked Why did Moshe and Aaron need to use a staff in initiating the plagues?
Nov
29
comment How/Why do amulets work?
Why do you assume that they do work in some other manner than psychologically helping the person?
Oct
17
comment What was the sin of the builders of the tower of Bavel?
@PM Apparently according to the Ralbag the world operates under laws of nature which God set up. These laws of nature can result in a natural disaster for man. It is not God causing the disaster in a direct manner. Apparently to preserve the species God would intervene.
Oct
17
answered What was the sin of the builders of the tower of Bavel?
Oct
17
answered What was the sin of the builders of the tower of Bavel?
Oct
15
comment What does Kadosh really mean?
@AdamMosheh Thanks for the bounty Adam!
Oct
9
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
23
comment Status of feet while making a bracha or davening
My Zeida as well did not like us to walk in socks. It was a superstitious concern that, just like a mourner walks without shoes, so to if you walk with out shoes you may come to be a mourner. It was not a Halacha or Torah concept as I understood it.
Sep
21
comment Why G-d had to confuse people's languages in the land of Shinar?
@Caleb Thanks for the formatting additions!
Sep
20
comment If a person stops doing the bad action or begins to do the right action, why does he still need to do Teshuvah for a חטא (sin)?
@Double AA I changed back the Tags. I do believe part of the answer lies in the fact that it is a Halacha. This is not just a philosophy question, but the legal requirement and formulation of the Mitzvah of Teshuvah.
Sep
20
revised If a person stops doing the bad action or begins to do the right action, why does he still need to do Teshuvah for a חטא (sin)?
edited tags
Sep
20
comment If a person stops doing the bad action or begins to do the right action, why does he still need to do Teshuvah for a חטא (sin)?
@Double AA Thanks for the edits.
Sep
20
revised Why G-d had to confuse people's languages in the land of Shinar?
Corrected based on Seth's suggestion.
Sep
20
asked If a person stops doing the bad action or begins to do the right action, why does he still need to do Teshuvah for a חטא (sin)?
Sep
20
asked Why do Teshuvah for an accidental חטא (sin)?