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Mar
20
answered Is Cain a prophet?
Mar
20
comment Torah among the nations
@YEZ the reason it's not asur in the shulchan aruch is because you cannot ask the masses to not read any secular books. too many people are forced into this for parnasa reasons or whatever. but it clearly damages one's hashkafa/daas torah as this link shows judaism.stackexchange.com/a/28786/1857 "without any mixture..."
Mar
19
comment Torah among the nations
@YEZ this is a mystical thing. related to the prohibition of not looking at the face of a rasha which is also due to a hashpaa of his soul.
Mar
19
comment Torah among the nations
@yez dont remember the exact source though.
Mar
19
answered Torah among the nations
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comment Torah among the nations
@YEZ one of my Rebbis once told me (i think based onthe netivot shalom) that when you read something you are getting also getting hashpaah from the soul of the author. the words are not detached from the author.
Mar
19
comment Torah among the nations
@YEZ right but you can't burn the gemora. why the difference?
Mar
19
comment Torah among the nations
see this judaism.stackexchange.com/a/28786/1857
Mar
19
comment Secular sources with Torah wisdom
so how do you explain the above maamar of chazal?
Mar
19
comment Secular sources with Torah wisdom
chachma bagoyim taamim. torah bagoyim al taamin. although it may look the same, but it contains other stuff mixed in such as wrong hashkafas and thoughts which render it pigul.
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Mar
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comment What is the source for taanit dibur?
see the gate of abstinence in Chovot Halevavot dafyomireview.com/article.php?docid=393#ch5 where it says "guarding the tongue". seems like just a technique for learning to control the tongue.
Mar
18
comment Marrying a wife that is older than you?
tzadikim were on a different level than the masses.
Mar
18
comment If prophets can only be “good guys” how come Balaam become a prophet?
why didn't God bestow His shechina on a righteous gentile like Iyov? but maybe this should be a different question.
Mar
18
comment Marrying a wife that is older than you?
social pressure is very powerful as the rambam wrote regarding where to live. and it's not just social pressures. but like i wrote "even be embarassed yourself", i.e. that you may find her old age repulsive sooner or later - and physical attraction is very important in a marriage
Mar
18
comment Marrying a wife that is older than you?
badly be good, i just dont know how to continue from here..i know i'm in a tough situation.. —Anonymous, Israel ANSWER: rabbileff.net/shiurim/answers/1750-1999/1928.mp3