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May
15
comment Path of the Just - what does שיתברר ויתאמת mean?
does this mean chakira for yitbarer?
May
15
comment Path of the Just - what does שיתברר ויתאמת mean?
@YEZ go ahead by all means, as long as it fits. though yitamet is obviously from the word emet.
May
15
comment May one publish or read the private diary of a deceased person?
depends what's written there
May
15
comment Marooned Jew and island girls
he could give himself to a jew as a slave and also his bride then marry her as a shifcha knaanit. problem is how to make the kinyan with a jew.
May
15
comment Path of the Just - what does שיתברר ויתאמת mean?
seems like that link is saying 2 things: 1. hammer in your head what you believe (that the purpose is the next world, etc.) so that it is always in front of your eyes. 2. examine yourself all the time to make sure you are going in that direction. END. interesting but it doesn't fit the word "yitamet", which implies that you verify the truth of something not that you repeat your beliefs constantly to hammer it in the subconcious. I think Rav Yisrael Salanter zt'l prescribed this latter approach.
May
15
comment What are Rambam's “עיקרים”?
this is one aspect of the ikarim but there are other reasons too.
May
15
comment Path of the Just - what does שיתברר ויתאמת mean?
@Matt not clear what you mean. can you provide an example of something you are 100% sure it is true but that you cannot prove rationally. I dont mean something like that you exist. but something along the lines of what the Ramchal is saying.
May
15
comment Path of the Just - what does שיתברר ויתאמת mean?
@Matt how can you have full confidence that something is true if you are not sure it is true. that's a contradiction. if you take his words literally it seems to mean chakira, and in fact he goes into chakira in his book Daas Tevunos
May
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May
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comment Path of the Just - what does שיתברר ויתאמת mean?
@Matt wouldn't that depend on proving God/torah FIRST? since if that is not true, then obviously the subsequent conclusions you draw as to your obligation in this world are false. Hence, you have not reached the level of "recognize as truth".
May
15
asked Path of the Just - what does שיתברר ויתאמת mean?
May
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answered Why is giluey arayos one of the big 3?
May
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comment Why is giluey arayos one of the big 3?
the rapist is a rodef and may be killed only if the girl is an erva regarding him. see rambam hilchot rotzeach
May
14
comment Issurei arayos worse than rape.
right and it also ruins the poor soul who now has to live like a mamzer outcast and all his future generations.
May
14
comment Is there a concept of time in Gan Eden and the world to come?
maybe there are different types of time besides physical time.
May
14
comment Issurei arayos worse than rape.
@Matt he doesn't get lashes because it can be rectified just like all isurei lavin that can be rectified. also, i disagree that it's not a big punishment. since maybe the guy will pay worse than death by living his life with a woman he may hate bitterly as was the case of amnon.
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answered Issurei arayos worse than rape.
May
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comment Difference between eiver min hachai for Jews and Noahides
I think this was the diba raah that yosef brought to yaakov. the brothers held ever min hachai was permitted after shechita and yosef held only after it stopped moving. given that they were noachides at the time, it seems yosef was right in rebuking them.
May
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revised Why is there so much space and matter,etc. in the universe?
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