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Jan
24
comment How many approaches to Torah are there?
yes, it's all very similar system. all ligned up. the roots of the souls correspond to the interpretations of the torah. just like the 613 human limbs/gidim correspond to the 613 mitzvot.
Jan
23
asked How did someone know which portion of 'manna' was his?
Jan
23
answered Arba'a - mi yodeya?
Jan
23
comment How many approaches to Torah are there?
see the shaar gilgulim. which says there are 600,000 root souls (which started as 70 when jews entered egypt) which correspond to the 600,000 channels of the sefirot and the shefa of the torah goes through these 600,000 channels. hence there are 600,000 channels or faces of the torah, but the torah itself is infinite. not that i know what i'm talking about but it's something along those lines.
Jan
21
comment Why keep Kashrut?
might want to check this out dafyomireview.com/article.php?docid=197
Jan
21
comment The Prophets from Job Primarily Addressed Gentiles?
would you say that most of his prophecy there was for other nations or for israel
Jan
21
comment The Prophets from Job Primarily Addressed Gentiles?
I'm not so sure Bilaam prophecied besides for Israel in parsha Balak. there are commentaries which say that God rested His presence on Him only for the honor of Israel, which implies that His only prophecy was in that parsha. the rest may have been just kishuf.
Jan
21
comment The Prophets from Job Primarily Addressed Gentiles?
and Isaiah.....
Jan
21
comment The Prophets from Job Primarily Addressed Gentiles?
interesting. wonder why Yonah is not counted there.
Jan
21
comment Why is being religious a duty if God chose to not have a proof to his existence in this world?
and what about the jewish descendants of the saducees, karaites, notzrim, reform, etc. most of the jews alive today are descendants of ancestors who have strayed off the path of judaism and don't even believe in the divine origin of the torah
Jan
20
comment Why is being religious a duty if God chose to not have a proof to his existence in this world?
R"B is talking about individual families not the jewish people as a whole. he says it is possible that one of those parents in the link will fail. we can see this indeed happened with jews whose parents followed saducees or karaites, christians, etc. and their descendants went along blindly. Also, I never claimed he is right about everything. only that we should not dismiss what he says just because it seems wrong to us. we should consider that perhaps we are missing something.
Jan
20
comment Why is being religious a duty if God chose to not have a proof to his existence in this world?
@DoubleAA if u have time, look at this from shaar bitachon dafyomireview.com/article.php?docid=380#ch2 it illustrates what i mean
Jan
20
comment Why is being religious a duty if God chose to not have a proof to his existence in this world?
once again you are comparing to extremely unlikely scenarios. unless you mean to say that the proofs of God are correct 99.999999%
Jan
20
comment Did women get married before age three and have relations?
well said. there are many such weird scenarios in the talmud which seem strange to beginners.
Jan
20
comment Why is being religious a duty if God chose to not have a proof to his existence in this world?
@DoubleAA you can be committed, yes. but inwardly you cannot believe 100% without fooling yourself.
Jan
20
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Jan
20
comment Shemona Esrei - why do we not Daven anywhere for our children?
and what would children say? i think the shmonei esrei is supposed to be universal.
Jan
20
comment Why is being religious a duty if God chose to not have a proof to his existence in this world?
have you read ch.2 in the shaar yichud? he talks about this and compares it to a chain of blind men each following the next with one seeing man at the top, etc.
Jan
20
comment Why is being religious a duty if God chose to not have a proof to his existence in this world?
parents can be mistaken. my point is that how can God expect us to believe in Him and trust in Him 100% according to the view that we cannot be sure 100% that He even exists. what, just to make your parents happy?
Jan
20
comment Why is being religious a duty if God chose to not have a proof to his existence in this world?
you can be committed, yes. but you can never FEEL 100% sure. that's my point. to truly trust in God for example, you must FEEL 100% sure that He exists.