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comment What's the Closest Thing to a Systematic Theology in Judaism?
@Yoni i think the ramchal wrote it as a comprehensive overview of judaism. not just kabalistic/spiritual. he added those parts because it is necessary to understand the big picture.
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comment What's the Closest Thing to a Systematic Theology in Judaism?
@Yoni Derech Hashem covers everything including the kabbalistic spiritual aspects. you make it sounds like it's only about the kabalistic aspects.
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comment What's the Closest Thing to a Systematic Theology in Judaism?
@TamirEvan he'll still get alot out of it. just will get much more with proper guidance. you can't expect to get a full comprehensive overview of judiasm with just reading one book by yourself. you need to go to yeshiva for at least one year for that or at least chumash and hashkafa courses in some community kollel. otherwise you'd be looking at everything from your secular perspective much of which interferes with proper understanding of jewish thought. i'm talking from personal experience.
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comment What's the Closest Thing to a Systematic Theology in Judaism?
@Matt how is it different from derech H'?
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comment What's the Closest Thing to a Systematic Theology in Judaism?
@preferred which books of his are you referring to? most of them are kabalistic works
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comment What's the Closest Thing to a Systematic Theology in Judaism?
@preferred it's a difficult subject. needs guidance from a LOR
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comment Is there a “peshat”-style commentary on Chaim Vital's Etz Chayim?
@rabbi where does the vilna gaon say chakira is out for anyone? didn't the chasam sofer teach the shaar yichud publicly to his talmidim and say kadish after?
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comment Does a man with long-hair need to become a nazir
@Tatpurusha sometimes one becomes a nazir in order to shave his hair, as in nedarim 9b regarding shimon hatzadik
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comment Is there a “peshat”-style commentary on Chaim Vital's Etz Chayim?
@rabbi what limud? kabala or chakira? we were talking about chakira then you say R.Chaim Vital assured learning kabala. please explain
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comment Question on the Chovos Halevavos
not sure what you mean
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