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May
25
comment Who suggests that Creation Ex nihilo was only a small point and light?
God created other types of creations beside physical light matter and physical time. There is a whole chain of mystical worlds as explained in the books of the kabalists such as shaarei kedusha.
May
25
comment Why is resurection of the dead a fundamental of faith according to the Rambam?
@Yishai that's why I wrote "could also be because it is a denial of the drashas of chazal as rashi says there, and therefore a denial of torah she baal pe"
May
25
revised How do you quit a pornography habit?
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May
24
revised Do Jews believe that God's name is “God”?
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May
24
answered Do Jews believe that God's name is “God”?
May
24
comment Why is resurection of the dead a fundamental of faith according to the Rambam?
@Matt your question is on rashi not me. perhaps it is a big point of contention and has huge implications. not like shavuos were the apikorsim don't really care about that.
May
24
comment What is judaism's view on the purpose of illness?
@Shokhet we can see this from life experience, both from observing others and on a personal level.
May
23
comment Why is resurection of the dead a fundamental of faith according to the Rambam?
could also be because it is a denial of the drashas of chazal as rashi says there, and therefore a denial of torah she baal pe.
May
23
answered What is judaism's view on the purpose of illness?
May
22
revised Why is Idolatry a sin
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May
21
comment How do we know that God exists?
mathematically, infinite regress starts by adopting the premise "let's say we have an infinite regress of x" then it can take that and work with it logically. but math does not care whether the infinite regress is possible or not. just like it doesn't care whether it is possible to have infinity apples. or that infinity apples X 2 = infinity apples
May
21
accepted Question on the Chovos Halevavos
May
21
accepted why was technology withheld for so long from man
May
21
comment How do we know that God exists?
@DoubleAA my point is mathematically there's no problem with infinite regress of alien civilizations but in reality this is absurd and impossible.
May
21
comment How do we know that God exists?
@DoubleAA there is a distinction with what is possible mathematically and what is possible in actual reality. mathematics is not truth, it is pure logic and logic is merely a tool whose conclusions depend on the premises you adopt.
May
20
answered Question on the Chovos Halevavos
May
20
comment Maybe God lied?
of course one can "lose out" if he wastes the opportunity, and then as stated many times in the talmud - better if he had not been created.
May
20
comment Maybe God lied?
@TamirEvan you lacked nothing but had nothing either. now you have something - the ability to attain the greatest good possible for a created being as explained there in detail. " The mystery of your being is that the Creator created you out of naught, in common with all spiritual beings that He created; and His purpose is to exalt you and elevate you to the high degree of His treasured ones-the chosen and elect who are nearest to the light of His glory-for your good and as a kindness towards you. But you will only be worthy of this favor when three conditions have been fulfilled..."
May
20
comment Do primary sources unequivocally record coming of the Moshiach and establishing world order
Isaiah 10:32-12:6 see chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2859/jewish/…
May
20
comment How can I curb my sexual desire?
later on (Isurei Bia 22:21): "thoughts of lusts do not strengthen except in a heart devoid of wisdom" i.e. to not leave any room for these thoughts to arise, namely, by not allowing one's mind to go idle in the first place - through the study of torah or engaging in work