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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)?
Sep
20
comment What is the benefit to praying with a Minyan?
What does it mean that the Shechina is present? When we pray with a Minyan we don't see anything different? So, what do you mean by Shechinah?
Sep
20
comment do we really have free choice?
@AaronShaffier Thank you for the question. In the example I gave I was trying to isolate one issue, "Does knowledge equal causation?" Therefore it is sufficient to utilize inanimate objects to illustrate the point. In the example you gave regarding a person predicting the behavior of his friend, the reason he can not know with certainty is that presumably he does not know all the factors going into John's decision. When predicting human behavior (assuming no free will) the challenge is ignorance of all the factors involved.
Sep
15
answered Why G-d had to confuse people's languages in the land of Shinar?
Sep
15
answered Why G-d had to confuse people's languages in the land of Shinar?
Sep
15
comment What is the benefit to praying with a Minyan?
What is the benefit of Shechina being present? What is Shechina?
Sep
13
comment What is the benefit to praying with a Minyan?
How do you know the source in Sanhedrin is referring to praying with a Minyan?
Sep
12
comment What is the benefit to praying with a Minyan?
@DoubleAA My thoughts exactly! Good question.
Sep
12
comment Why is Aseret Yemei Teshuva a time when Teshuvah will be accepted immediately?
Hmm. Thank you. Based on this approach, why is it only during Eseret Yemei Hateshuvah, it should equally be so during the Month of Elul? Furthermore, how is it that because Moshe prayed on our behalf, this time should have a greater acceptance? It can't change Hashem, so how does it impact us?
Sep
12
comment What is the benefit to praying with a Minyan?
@ba Neither. I am accepting the inference. But can you explain what the idea is that the Gemara is trying to convey. What is it about prayer with a congregation that makes Hashem answer, but by an individual not so?
Sep
12
comment What is the benefit to praying with a Minyan?
Any suggestions on how to word it? The problem is some times people just respond with a source that is equally challenging to understand and doesn't clarify the matter. Unless they offer a further clarification of the source they are quoting.
Sep
11
comment What is the benefit to praying with a Minyan?
I appreciate the sources. Thank you. I just hope we can explain what the idea that the source is trying to convey.