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Nov
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revised Seeking a German Siddur
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Nov
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comment Is the Koren Sacks Nusach Sefard truly nusach ha'Ari?
Current Israeli publishing practice is to label siddurim for descendants of those expelled from Spain, 'Edot Hamizrach', ע"מ for short. In contrast, anything labeled 'Sefard' is for the descendants of Eastern European Jews.
Nov
22
comment What is so special about the 613 mitzvos?
It's very weird that halakhic authorities put such importance on making things work out so that there are 613 when the source of that number is a piece of agaddeta.
Nov
19
comment Is the Ramchal's sefer Derech Hashem based on any particular Rishon?
No, but if you choose some specific paragraph in the book, I could try to show you parallel discussions in his other books, where he explicitly derives the particular idea from some part of the the teaching of the Ari.
Nov
19
comment Which published Moreh Nevuchim would you recommend?
By the way, Gabi, I want to say, are you sure you want a Hebrew translation of the book? Why not an English translation?
Nov
19
comment Which published Moreh Nevuchim would you recommend?
He means Rabbi Kafih's translation (the letter qof is pronounced 'g' in some locales).
Nov
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answered Is the Ramchal's sefer Derech Hashem based on any particular Rishon?
Nov
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comment Which published Moreh Nevuchim would you recommend?
Maybe you're right, ray. I personally don't remember them helping me, as a beginner trying to make sense of the sentences.
Nov
18
answered Which published Moreh Nevuchim would you recommend?
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Nov
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comment understanding tzimtzum k'peshuto
Thank you Double AA, good night
Nov
17
comment understanding tzimtzum k'peshuto
When we agree to that, for the purpose of communication between two people, we just rely for our purposes on a bad definition of the word God, and that's fine.
Nov
17
comment understanding tzimtzum k'peshuto
There are things we can't grasp or express, can't formulate definitions for, can't name. I don't think there's anything else I could say. We could agree to disagree.
Nov
17
comment understanding tzimtzum k'peshuto
The word 'God' in common usage designates a vague conglomeration of notions. Both for the Rambam and for the Kabbalists, if there is any notion at all attached to the word, then the word isn't referring to what it means to refer to. Not that as humans we can ever get there.
Nov
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comment understanding tzimtzum k'peshuto
That word "God" refers to an image in people's minds that is necessarily concretized, lowered, humanized, etc.
Nov
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comment understanding tzimtzum k'peshuto
Concepts certainly have boundaries. Magnetism encompasses certain notions, but is separate from others.