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comment What is the purpose of the mosquito?
@IsaacMoses there may be other purposes, as other answers pointed out, but the point is that there does not have to be a particular purpose for each and every specie or aspect of creation as the OP seems to assume
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comment “I'm just not a 'learning guy'”
the less you want to learn, the more you need to learn. i've seen it compared to a sick man who does not want to eat
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comment Are Jews commanded to love Muslims?
@DoubleAA same God in the sense that it is not idolatry but obviously a different version of God just like you and i are different versions of human beings
2d
comment Are Jews commanded to love Muslims?
@DoubleAA in a sense no. It's like two human beings. both are similar in that they share some characteristics but they are nevertheless two different, separate human beings. so too, the muslims believe in a one God who is all powerful etc., but it's not the same God as ours.
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comment Are Jews commanded to love Muslims?
@DoubleAA i hear, but would you say their description of Gd's attributes is different?
Sep
29
comment Are Jews commanded to love Muslims?
@DoubleAA the God of the jewish bible which the muslims deny. they believe the rabbis rewrote the torah.
Sep
28
comment Are Jews commanded to love Muslims?
@DoubleAA we say in the amida - the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, so in that sense sabbahillel is right.
Sep
24
comment Was there sentient life with free will in the worlds that G-d destroyed before making our world?
ravkooktorah.org/NOAH60.htm
Sep
23
comment Among the gentiles, why Job and Bilaam were recognized as prophets whereas Muhammad was not?
@Maxood not sure what you mean, but the halacha is drawn from the talmud
Sep
22
comment Light in the Room during Marital Relations
@DoubleAA the question is whether there are certain circumstances where it is permitted to see one's spouse during relations. i dont see how any of those questions address this point in the least.
Sep
21
comment Light in the Room during Marital Relations
@DoubleAA not at all similar. there is during the day with dark coverings so that nothing is visible.
Sep
21
comment Why was an imperfect world instructed in capital punishment?
@msh210 "the application of such a punishment can only be carried out by humans whose system of justice is nearly perfect" - I interpreted this to mean the system precribed by the torah is not perfect
Sep
20
comment Among the gentiles, why Job and Bilaam were recognized as prophets whereas Muhammad was not?
@DoubleAA no. we know more or less what will happen as the rambam explains there. we're just not sure about the details. return of prophecy is part of the final redemption (Geulah). how about you bringing a source that it is separate from the Geulah.
Sep
19
comment Among the gentiles, why Job and Bilaam were recognized as prophets whereas Muhammad was not?
God clearly spoke to Job. what do you mean by "Job was not a prophet"
Sep
19
comment How was Ya'akov allowed to favor Yosef over Re'uven?
and how could he marry two sisters?
Sep
19
comment Among the gentiles, why Job and Bilaam were recognized as prophets whereas Muhammad was not?
we cannot know the exact details of this as the Rambam says chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1188357/jewish/… but we will see the prophecies being fulfilled such as the ingathering of the exiles to israel. Certainly someone like muhamad who went around beheading people who did not believe in him, (and who ISIS is following his example today) does not fit the bill.
Sep
18
comment Among the gentiles, why Job and Bilaam were recognized as prophets whereas Muhammad was not?
i think the muslims claim the sages lied so this does not really answer from their perspective. would be improved to add some verses on this
Sep
18
comment Among the gentiles, why Job and Bilaam were recognized as prophets whereas Muhammad was not?
doesnt the rambam say elsewhere sorcery does not exist?
Sep
18
comment Is there any proof of the existence of the soul?
wow, thanks for the info
Sep
18
comment How can someone, halachically, do teshuva when s/he has offended an anonymous person on the internet?
@DanF yes. if that is the best you can do, as explained there