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Jan
8
comment Meforashim and Poskim on Mas. 'Avodah Zarah and forming a curriculum
@SethJ here is a link to current in print sforim on maseches avodah zara: zbermanbooks.com/seforim/category-800/category-801/category-841
Jan
8
comment Meforashim and Poskim on Mas. 'Avodah Zarah and forming a curriculum
@daniel there seems to be a recent sefer called: Sefer 'Avodah berurah' on Maseches Avodah Zarah, it is put out by a: Yitzchok Mitnick
Jan
6
comment How was Saul a Tzadik if he wiped out Nov?
@MonicaCellio just moved the question to meta: meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/1444/…
Jan
6
comment How was Saul a Tzadik if he wiped out Nov?
@MonicaCellio just to finish the thought: i definitely don't fell that other people should take my 'word' for something i say, at the same time i feel that it is important to let people bring up points (which other users can validate/invalidate). i'm not a member of 'math' but i am on stackoverflow and there are many answers that are not 'testable' rather opinions and they are very accepted
Jan
4
comment How was Saul a Tzadik if he wiped out Nov?
@DoubleAA thanks for explaining. to clarify: you are saying that this site is (a bit) different than other SE sites, in that if a source is not provided it is ok to downvote. if so i would suggest the faq be updated specifically this quote: "Any answer that gets the asker going in the right direction is helpful, but do try to mention any limitations, assumptions or simplifications in your answer. Brevity is acceptable, but fuller explanations are better." this is found in: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/how-to-answer
Jan
3
comment How was Saul a Tzadik if he wiped out Nov?
@DoubleAA thanks for bringing up some really good points! at the same time i have a few assumptions about this site (please correct me if i'm wrong: 1) similar to other SE an answer constitutes anything that helps the questioner move forward on the subject - sometimes it is by offering perspective, and sometimes its by actually showing a reference to a source 2) similar to other SE sites questions are downvoted only if they are either a) wrong b) off topic 3) similar to other SE sites users help each other out. i'm therefore confused about why you feel a downvote is in order
Jan
3
comment How was Saul a Tzadik if he wiped out Nov?
@TamirEvan i voted up your answer since i think it is very nice!
Jan
3
comment How was Saul a Tzadik if he wiped out Nov?
@TamirEvan 1) i'm sorry for offending you, i was merely making an observation about how one should deal with this kind of situation - if you don't like this perspective i'm fine with that 2) due to time constraints i don't usually place sources in my answers (and i only answer without a source if no one else has brought up my perspective on it) 3) you can also do it in 30 seconds just click the 'shaul' tag and read the first question that comes up - feel free to use this shortcut anytime :) 4) i didn't want a blanket statement to be taken out of context hence the 'under certain circumstances)
Jan
3
comment How was Saul a Tzadik if he wiped out Nov?
it takes less than 30 seconds to find this post, if you would have put it up i would have voted your comment up. unfortunately time was spent to criticize
Jan
3
comment How was Saul a Tzadik if he wiped out Nov?
@TamirEvan see this question:judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/23177/…
Aug
29
comment Jewish concept of angels
@Monica Cellio there are two groups of angels (in this discussion) one group has absolutely no will (they are like pre-programmed robots) the other group does have free will (within certain paramaters) but not anywhere near what us humans have. so in short yes it was by divine command
Aug
29
comment Jewish concept of angels
Thanks for the source but @b a please read the source you mentioned "יצר הרע יש ביניכם"?
Aug
22
comment What can I do to change myself permanently through the repentance process?
This is the trickiest part. Speaking with a mentor helps. Concerning sources most of this is found in Klalei Hachinuch Vehadracha (by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson)
Aug
21
comment How can we be sure that Judaism is the truth?
I updated the answer a bit... as far as some proof, one famous one is the fact that there were 600,000 adults that witnessed the giving of the Torah, and since then in every generation no less than 600,000 people transmitted it to the next generation.
Aug
21
comment How can we be sure that Judaism is the truth?
Thanks for the correction
Aug
21
comment What makes prayer take so long?
Thanks! it takes very long to browse some of the sforim there (and i'm used to certain new prints which allows me to find things quicker)
Aug
21
comment What makes prayer take so long?
i definitely will try :) i mostly answer questions when i have a few minutes break from work (so i don't have Sforim with me to look up - it's mostly from memory)
Aug
20
comment Question about Ashkenazi pronunciation
That is very true - but @Qoheleth mentioned that it was a 'Ashkenazi' shul, Chassidim generally daven nusach Sfard (or something more similar to it than Ashkenaz