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comment If you don't repent of a sin,will the consequence last forever?
punishments for sins is not forever. but can no longer gain mitzvot you missed. that is forever
Jan
30
comment Did the Rambam believe in magic?
@HaLeiVi it's at least clairvoyance. though some of these people get their clairvoyance from sorcery or other things. pharaoh was foretold by these people that the savior of the hebrews was imminent and that he would be smitten by water. was that also just clairvoyance? or a mix of other stuff too.
Jan
29
comment Did the Rambam believe in magic?
@DoubleAA i am amazed at how you can deny his black and white clear words that people with such prophetic powers do exist.
Jan
29
comment Did the Rambam believe in magic?
@DoubleAA not meant to be. just pointing out that these things do exist and presumably this is what the rambam refers to when he says "we see these things with our own eyes..". in any case, how do you undertand the words: אבל יתרון כל איש מהם על חברו, בהיות כל שקרי איש אחד פחות משקרי זולתו, אך שיצדקו בכל דקדוקי העתידות זה אי אפשר להיות
Jan
29
comment Did the Rambam believe in magic?
@mevaqesh i translate the bold "the superiority of one over the other is that his words contain less falsehood than the other.. and those with such powers..". i think you are letting your views distort his words. btw, such people exist even today as rav yaakov hillel also clearly states judaism.stackexchange.com/a/45058/1857
Jan
28
comment Looking at a picture of the face of a Rasha
read somewhere i think either rav elyashiv or rav shlomo zalman auerbach that a picture is ok.
Jan
28
comment Is causing oneself to have an erection forbidden or just not recommended?
@jj2 its amud aleph. there it says "one who touches himself (even for medical purposes) brings destruction to the world
Jan
27
comment What does the Rambam say about ghosts?
what is a ghost?
Jan
27
comment Is causing oneself to have an erection forbidden or just not recommended?
@msh210 agreed. tried to make the best of the two
Jan
27
comment Is causing oneself to have an erection forbidden or just not recommended?
there are other gemoras which sound even worse than the rambam such as come-and-hear.com/niddah/niddah_13.html
Jan
27
comment What does the Rambam say about ghosts?
judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/55210/…
Jan
25
comment “Am I Jewish​​​?”
@DannySchoemann no i am saying if a jew lacks these then he should check out his yichus
Jan
25
comment “Am I Jewish​​​?”
@mbloch it's not a halacha just indication. there's also a story in the gemara about a kohen who used non-clean language and due to that they checked out his yichus.
Jan
21
comment Do the Kabbalistic views on Taamei Hamitzvoth contradict Rambam's and Hirsch's?
some of what the rambam says is based on his own logic not on tradition as brought in the shomer emunim hakadmon
Jan
20
comment Growing a beard
i read in a book on him that he said one gets forgiven for half of his sins if he grows his beard
Jan
19
comment When will the Messiah come?
maximum of 6000th year of jewish calendar
Jan
18
comment Is sky-diving forbidden because of the risk to one's life?
how dangerous is sky diving? if it's a needless danger than you lose some of your merits
Jan
18
comment Do angels speak to the Jewish people today?
rambam is a minority opinion on this.
Jan
17
comment What are the basics books of rationalist jewish philosophy?
how about chovos halevavos?
Jan
12
comment In Judaism, does God have a body?
@Uncle God is the "place" of the world and not the other way around. the neviim are speaking in language of humans. see ch.10 of shaar yichud