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Feb
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revised Will money fall from the sky if you pray for it?
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revised Why is it customary for Jews to grow beards?
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Feb
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answered Why is it customary for Jews to grow beards?
Feb
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revised Is shogeg beyond my control?
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revised Is shogeg beyond my control?
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revised Is shogeg beyond my control?
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Feb
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answered Is shogeg beyond my control?
Feb
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comment How did someone know which portion of 'manna' was his?
@MonicaCellio here's the soncino translation: "Unto the righteous it fell in front of their homes; the average folk went out and gathered, whereas the wicked ones had to go about to gather it" seems like the proximity of the manna was according to level of righteousness not according to got first grabs.
Feb
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Feb
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comment How did someone know which portion of 'manna' was his?
so why didn't it write "the early birds found it at the door of their houses"? why righteous/wicked?
Feb
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answered Punishment in this World or in the World To Come
Feb
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comment Relationship between Gold and Awe of G-d
gold is gevura while silver is chesed. once heard this from a seer who makes kameahs.
Feb
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comment Does the existence of punishment remove the possibility of free will?
@YEZ i'm not ignoring your example. I'm saying there would be very few wicked people if the punishment for evil deeds was administered immediately in a miraculous way. of course there would be a few nutcases that would commit suicide but that would be the exception not the mainstream.
Jan
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comment Is one obligated to filter his internet?
wasnt there an asifa clarifying these psakim?
Jan
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comment Does the existence of punishment remove the possibility of free will?
@YEZ a normal sane person does not have free will to jump off a roof. necessity compels him not to do it.
Jan
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comment Does the existence of punishment remove the possibility of free will?
@YEZ i disagree. you also have free will whether to jump off a roof but you realize the immediate danger so its not really free will.
Jan
30
answered Does the existence of punishment remove the possibility of free will?
Jan
30
comment Should someone who isn't 100% certain of God's existence be considered a kofer?
Marpe Lenefesh commentary on ch.10 of Shaar Yichud: "As we find recorded in books, that most of the early philosophers became insane. And we see even in our generation - those groups which go after their opinions and investigations, either they became crazy or they go out to evil ways..." - not clear from here if actual apikores, but if you rely only on your intellect alone you will likely go off and become a full fledged bonafide apikores.
Jan
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revised Why is Sha'ar Ha'Yichud of Chovos Ha'Levavos so “controversial”?
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comment Should someone who isn't 100% certain of God's existence be considered a kofer?
maybe the rosh yeshiva was just telling people to be content with simple faith and not to think too much due to this: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/5463/1857