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Apr
19
comment Is idolatrous belief forbidden for Jews, or is it just practice?
I agree with @Ariel's source. I think that if there is room to further split this hair, it is not worth contemplating unless someone has been put before the specifics of the situation and one is deeply-rooted in the bases of the law.
Apr
19
comment Is idolatrous belief forbidden for Jews, or is it just practice?
I am saying that if one thinks of those other gods in the way we consider Hashem, then it would be idolarity. To consider them gods in some sense like 'supernatural forces that grant insight / real things to those others that worship them' - there would seem to be no transgression. But without a source to cite for this kind of interpretation, I answer only to give you the direction of my study.
Apr
19
answered Is idolatrous belief forbidden for Jews, or is it just practice?
Apr
16
comment Why do people call cancer the machalah?
I wonder that Satmar rov reb yoel is saying the choice of words here is not a minhag, but that to use the name of thing thus עֲשִׂיתֶֽם, but maybe if you don't use the name then it is like a prayer that Hashem may עָשָׂ֔הוּ otherwise.
Apr
16
comment Why do people call cancer the machalah?
Alzheimers and Parkinsons can't disappear
Apr
16
comment Why do people call cancer the machalah?
@Dave if I knew the name of every person I passed on the street then I (maybe nefesh or ruach) would be more consumed with the attention; but not knowing their names, I can allow the crowd to pass by.
Dec
25
revised When did hashem stop the sun?
added 403 characters in body
Dec
25
comment When did hashem stop the sun?
sorry, still building the rest of the list. My copy of World's in Collision is in a storage, where other references are readily indexed. Please excue the half-answer in the meantime.
Dec
25
revised When did hashem stop the sun?
added Velikovsky note
Dec
25
answered When did hashem stop the sun?
Dec
24
comment How tall was Adam?
@DoubleAA I agree these are good questions. I will look to find good sources that can illuminate the discussion. Mostly, I think I have jump beyond conclusion to think that a large stature is concomitant with purity.
Dec
23
comment How tall was Adam?
@MonikaMichael הַנְּפִלִים הָיוּ בָאָרֶץ, בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם, וְגַם אַחֲרֵי-כֵן אֲשֶׁר יָבֹאוּ בְּנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים אֶל-בְּנוֹת הָאָדָם, וְיָלְדוּ לָהֶם: הֵמָּה הַגִּבֹּרִים אֲשֶׁר מֵעוֹלָם, אַנְשֵׁי Genesis 6:1. If we take it that giants and half-humans were of such stature, then surely a pure being, as Adam was, could have held greater stature.
Dec
11
comment tap water on Pesach
Some discussion on kavush from the OU
Dec
11
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Dec
11
revised Pharoh's privacy at the Nile
punctuation
Dec
11
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Nov
11
revised Is a Ger first or almost last for assistance?
Attempted a better question
Nov
11
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Nov
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