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Jan
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comment Did the Rambam believe in magic?
@DoubleAA not meant to be. just pointing out that these things do exist and presumably this is what the rambam refers to when he says "we see these things with our own eyes..". in any case, how do you undertand the words: אבל יתרון כל איש מהם על חברו, בהיות כל שקרי איש אחד פחות משקרי זולתו, אך שיצדקו בכל דקדוקי העתידות זה אי אפשר להיות
Jan
29
comment Did the Rambam believe in magic?
@mevaqesh i translate the bold "the superiority of one over the other is that his words contain less falsehood than the other.. and those with such powers..". i think you are letting your views distort his words. btw, such people exist even today as rav yaakov hillel also clearly states judaism.stackexchange.com/a/45058/1857
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Jan
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answered Did the Rambam believe in magic?
Jan
28
comment Looking at a picture of the face of a Rasha
read somewhere i think either rav elyashiv or rav shlomo zalman auerbach that a picture is ok.
Jan
28
comment Is causing oneself to have an erection forbidden or just not recommended?
@jj2 its amud aleph. there it says "one who touches himself (even for medical purposes) brings destruction to the world
Jan
27
comment What does the Rambam say about ghosts?
what is a ghost?
Jan
27
comment Is causing oneself to have an erection forbidden or just not recommended?
@msh210 agreed. tried to make the best of the two
Jan
27
comment Is causing oneself to have an erection forbidden or just not recommended?
there are other gemoras which sound even worse than the rambam such as come-and-hear.com/niddah/niddah_13.html
Jan
27
comment What does the Rambam say about ghosts?
judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/55210/…
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Jan
25
comment “Am I Jewish​​​?”
@DannySchoemann no i am saying if a jew lacks these then he should check out his yichus
Jan
25
comment “Am I Jewish​​​?”
@mbloch it's not a halacha just indication. there's also a story in the gemara about a kohen who used non-clean language and due to that they checked out his yichus.
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answered “Am I Jewish​​​?”
Jan
21
comment Do the Kabbalistic views on Taamei Hamitzvoth contradict Rambam's and Hirsch's?
some of what the rambam says is based on his own logic not on tradition as brought in the shomer emunim hakadmon
Jan
20
comment Growing a beard
i read in a book on him that he said one gets forgiven for half of his sins if he grows his beard