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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
Jan
19
comment When will the Messiah come?
maximum of 6000th year of jewish calendar
Jan
18
comment Is sky-diving forbidden because of the risk to one's life?
how dangerous is sky diving? if it's a needless danger than you lose some of your merits
Jan
18
comment Do angels speak to the Jewish people today?
rambam is a minority opinion on this.
Jan
18
answered Do angels speak to the Jewish people today?
Jan
17
comment What are the basics books of rationalist jewish philosophy?
how about chovos halevavos?
Jan
17
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Jan
13
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Jan
12
comment In Judaism, does God have a body?
@Uncle God is the "place" of the world and not the other way around. the neviim are speaking in language of humans. see ch.10 of shaar yichud
Jan
11
comment In Judaism, does God have a body?
@Uncle physical things cant be in 2 places at once
Jan
11
comment In Judaism, does God have a body?
@Uncle so when He "appeared" as a burning bush was the rest of the world outside God? i.e. there was God in the bush and there was the rest of the world. 2 distinct entities?
Jan
10
comment Is it there an halachic opinion about whether or not it's ok for a person to take psychedelic mushrooms?
i know someone who went temporarily insane from mushrooms and almost killed himself. there's good reasons this stuff is illegal. also obviously impairs ability to reason. can cause various sorts of potential accidents damaging self and others.
Jan
9
comment Must you inform someone if you know you could save them from losing money?
money is blood?
Jan
7
comment What method of reasoning did Abraham use to reach Enlightenment?
@KinnardHockenhull ok.
Jan
7
answered What method of reasoning did Abraham use to reach Enlightenment?
Jan
7
comment What method of reasoning did Abraham use to reach Enlightenment?
@KinnardHockenhull well he did use logical inquiry and it all winds up to one place as the commentary there explains. the shaar yichud has multiple approaches from logical and also from the wisdom and interconnection of nature. they all lead to same conclusion. avraham probably also considered all evidence including wisdom in nature, inquiry into the unity, etc.
Jan
7
comment What method of reasoning did Abraham use to reach Enlightenment?
the shaar yichud of chovos halevavos has a systematic logical inquiry into this subject. the manoach halevavos commentary says in ch.10 "the truly wise have a single, common viewpoint, and all of them grasp exactly the same matter with only these few hints, according to what is fitting and possible for them, because the false and erroneous ways are numerous but there is only one way of truth."
Jan
7
answered Why was שמאי holding a ruler?
Jan
7
comment Am I a body with a soul or a soul with a body?
@msh210 you are not a soul not a body but some kind of power to choose. that's what he said