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Jun
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comment Why were some of the works of Rabbi Steinsaltz banned?
@Dan thank you! that's exactly what I was asking, clearly without putting it quite so well. I didn't see any real explanation so I was trying to understand what the reason was.
Jun
26
comment Can you bowl on shabbos?
maybe i'm having trouble understanding the concept properly but I understood pesik reisha as a direct event. I cut off the head and it dies. Here by rolling a ball nothing happens immediately (in fact there is a distinct possibility that i miss the pins entirely!). wouldn't that be an indirect cause and hence only a grama? that coupled with the nature of electricity (possibly boneh?) would put the issur in doubt, no?
Jun
26
comment Why is there so much space and matter,etc. in the universe?
@ArielK I don't think you're grasping the point, it is impossible to say why God did anything at all. However we can assign reasons for what has occurred to make them more understandable. The reason being assigned here is that God made certain rules of nature (for whatever reason) and abides by them, let's them play out etc.
Jun
26
comment Can you bowl on shabbos?
since he is not activating those devices directly (but rather through the ball) would it not be a grama?
Jun
26
comment Why were some of the works of Rabbi Steinsaltz banned?
I'm not familiar with the halacha regarding snideness as an appropriate response to a discussion of banned works. I would assume it is meritorious to try to understand why something was banned so that I can make an educated decision about it. I understand why the internet was banned and chose to ignore that ban, I may very well chose to do the same with Rav Steinsaltz's works, but I can't do so without understanding the nature of the ban in the first place.
Jun
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asked Can you bowl on shabbos?
Jun
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comment Why were some of the works of Rabbi Steinsaltz banned?
if you downvote the question please include an explanation as to why so that I can fix it.
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asked Why were some of the works of Rabbi Steinsaltz banned?
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Jun
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comment Halacha of Yichud with half sibling
i couldn't tell the difference between the family members and kerovim tags so i used both
Jun
25
asked Halacha of Yichud with half sibling