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Apr
28
answered How do we know that we have free will?
Apr
27
comment Is there a guideline to knowing when to consult a rabbi and when to use your own judgement?
my point is many secular questions touch on spiritual matters. especially as the OP asked on picking one of two jobs. could be one job leads to certain halachic or kedusha problems for example
Apr
26
answered Is there a guideline to knowing when to consult a rabbi and when to use your own judgement?
Apr
24
comment Is downloading pirated music stealing?
I asked a qualified posek in Israel regarding tapes who told me that if you are not going to buy it and you will not give it to anyone who would have bought it then it's a case of ze nehene veze lochaser and permitted by some. dont take this as a heter. ask your own Rav. each particular case may be different
Apr
23
comment The Gra finished the Torah?
see rabbi chaim volozhin's hakdama on the Gaon's commentary to sifrei ditzenuta. it's printed also in the foreword of vilna gaon on mishlei in some books
Apr
23
comment Is Transcendental Meditation kosher?
i remember vaguely reading some things about this in that book. dont remember where exactly.worth checking out.
Apr
22
comment Is Transcendental Meditation kosher?
@Aryeh have you seen aryeh's kaplan "meditation and the bible"? see for example pg 90 here slideshare.net/Tattvamasisatchitananda/…
Apr
22
comment Is Transcendental Meditation kosher?
see jewish meditation by Aryeh kaplan
Apr
17
answered A wife wants to stop going to the mikva. What does that mean for the husband?
Apr
16
asked Why hatov v'hametiv is only on wine
Apr
16
comment Is there a difference between “Patur” and “Eino Chayiv”
women are also patur from many mitzvot. why should this be different?
Apr
13
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Apr
8
answered Where does the concept of Gilgulim (reincarnations) in Judaism come from?
Apr
6
comment Sheidim, fact or fiction?
see the book Minchas Yehuda by Rabbi Yehuda Fatya. incredible accounts he witnessed.
Apr
6
comment Why don't we see magic today?
@HodofHod ch.10
Apr
6
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Apr
1
comment is emuna supposed to be blind faith?
@Yishai some people can feel this meaningful inspiration by reading about greek mythology or hindu philosophy. if that is the basis of your faith, then it is not based on reason. I termed blind faith as referring to all non-rational inquiry based.
Apr
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Apr
1
comment is emuna supposed to be blind faith?
@Yishai mesorah, you mean something like the kuzari argument? inspired faith i think is in the category of blind faith, no?
Apr
1
comment is emuna supposed to be blind faith?
@Matt the question there was what is the distinction between blind faith and simple faith. here i am asking what is the mitzva of faith that we are obligated in. i.e. is it enough to believe blindly or one must investigate. conversely, if one investigates and believes through the evidence, perhaps this is not enough until one believes blindly.