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Jan
15
comment Why did the Egyptian “astrologers” tell Pharaoh that a savior would be born?
@KinnardHockenhull Thank you for your question for clarification. I was referring to the typical supernatural or divine power of prediction often attributed to the astrologers. What I was exploring, is if they had some intelligent plan in making this prediction to Pharoah.
Jan
15
revised Why did the Egyptian “astrologers” tell Pharaoh that a savior would be born?
I was asked to include a source.
Jan
15
comment Why did the Egyptian “astrologers” tell Pharaoh that a savior would be born?
@Shraga Thank you for your question. I always grapple with this issue of providing sources versus thinking for oneself. However, since you asked I will respond with a source that supports my premise. I will add the source above in the question.
Jan
15
comment Why did the Egyptian “astrologers” tell Pharaoh that a savior would be born?
@SethJ Hmm. Thank you for the thoughts. Why would they consider their wizardry to work if they saw that it didn't work. If Hashem did cause a miracle in this instance, how would they know that? Wouldn't they just consider it to be the same as previous tries. Furthermore, if in fact it was a miracle, shouldn't this be reported in the Torah? This is a very interesting area, with lots of questions.
Jan
15
asked Why did the Egyptian “astrologers” tell Pharaoh that a savior would be born?
Jan
15
revised Why did Moshe and Aaron need to use a staff in initiating the plagues?
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Jan
15
comment Why did Moshe and Aaron need to use a staff in initiating the plagues?
Where is the Sforno that you are referring to? Furthermore, if you look ahead at the other plagues (See Shemot 8:13 by Kinim) he used the staff.
Jan
15
comment Does God benefit from our keeping of the Mitzvos?
Can you clarify how on one hand "Hashem doesn't lack anything", yet we are in some way benefitting him?
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
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