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comment Protection from Sheidim
as an update, had a mystic come in. he's also a clairvoyant. said there is indeed something here from the bad side. advised me to learn torah in the home for a week instead of the beit midrash and to check mezuzas
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comment Human v.s. Animal: spiritual v.s the most fine physical entity kind of soul?
believe it or not some scientists are coming around to some sort of animal "soul". etc. michael denton. see youtu.be/DuNuH5pckMw he calls it higher order causal factors.
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comment Who knows science?
someone like einstein or feynman probably fits the bill
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comment Protection from Sheidim
@Loewian this child is not the type to have imaginations. very balanced and straight headed. also kid slept with his mother last night. he didn't wake up all night. however in morning i found some objects that were moved to the entrance of his mother's room. i was last person to go to sleep and am sure they were not there b4. asked his siblings none of them touched them
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comment Protection from Sheidim
@IsaacMoses already asked one. he doesn't know. need to ask someone more on the mystical side of things. thought maybe someone here has some sources on this
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comment Protection from Sheidim
@IsaacMoses asking for shemira advice in such cases
Feb
8
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