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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
Dec
31
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Dec
30
answered Am I a body with a soul or a soul with a body?
Dec
28
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Dec
28
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Dec
28
comment Tznius in semi-private locations - gym for women
you have to distinguish between halacha and mida chasidut (extra piety). and even then it has its domain where it is valid and where it is just folly
Dec
27
comment Intent in sinning
what do you mean by "conseqence" and "how the action is viewed", viewed by who?
Dec
23
comment Role of the soul in living things
so your answer is that the soul is the prime mover. so a machine for example can be reverse engineered, ie traced backwards to the first cause. ex. a mechanical watch has gears, etc. which go back to the first cause which is the battery. but a cell has no physical first cause. rather it is the soul which drives it all simulatenously. is this correct?
Dec
23
comment Role of the soul in living things
@ShamanSTK so if we made a machine with the same components. would it also be called alive? if a cell is just a bunch of physical machines then theoretically we should be able to
Dec
23
comment Dilemma for Jewish Scientists
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_views_on_evolution#Moshe_Feinstein
Dec
23
comment Role of the soul in living things
what do you mean by keeping it moving? if everything follows the laws of physics then there is no need for something to keep it moving. so there is no noticeable difference between a machine and a living thing? btw, the soul in animates is just to keep the thing in existence from nothing. that's how i understood it