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comment Consulting a local orthodox rabbi if there isn't one?
why not use the telephone?
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comment Why were there so many killings by Jews in the Old Testament?
@Shmuel God gave the reason and even warned the Jews that if they would do the same evil deeds, the land would vomit them out, which it eventually did.
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comment do we really have free choice?
the Rambam wrote specifically not like this on the mishna in Rosh Hashana "all are examined in one sweeping look (skira achat)" but rather that God is not bound to time, all of the past and the future are before Him simultaneously as something in the present
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comment Why were there so many killings by Jews in the Old Testament?
if you believe the text than you must also believe they were ordered by God.
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comment What are the ancestors of Israelites?
see the book of Genesis...
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comment Do Neanderthals had soul?
@IsaacMoses the premises to the question are against judaism such as the he is a descendant of neanderthals which negates the whole torah.
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comment Leaving the room during a kabbalistic dvar Torah
the ben ish chai book on halacha always starts with a kabalistic drasha and this is addressed to the masses. i think you have to take R.Ovadiah's words in context. there are sefardi yeshivas in israel which teach kabala to beginners such as R.Beniyahu shmueli's yeshiva. He was a student of Rav Kaduri.
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comment Leaving the room during a kabbalistic dvar Torah
much of chasidut is kabala based. are you sure it's "assur"?
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comment Leaving the room during a kabbalistic dvar Torah
is it a kosher Rabbi? would he be embarassed if you left?
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comment embarassing an anonymous person online
according to this judaism.stackexchange.com/a/10764/1857 seems like not a problem of lashon hara
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comment why don't we say “kol dichfin” before kidush
we could invite everyone then say "halachma anya...." afterwards.
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comment Creation of State of Israel and birth of Abraham - 1948
@Dennis right but one God runs the world.
Apr
17
comment why don't we say “kol dichfin” before kidush
so you are strengthening my question according to the opinions it is an invitation. the chabad one online seems to follow that "Whoever is hungry, let him come and eat..." chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/661624/jewish/…
Apr
17
comment What is the source that you can not have benefit from miracles?
what about the splitting of the sea, the manna, etc.?
Apr
16
comment Are the works of Maimonides treated as divinely inspired?
which writings? moreh nevuchim? mishna torah? medicinal works?
Apr
16
comment Do Neanderthals had soul?
how can you be so sure you are a descendant of neanderthals? random evolution is just a theory. it has never been demonstrated that natural selection can produce ANY kind of intelligent design. see this theoligarch.com/richard-dawkins-aliens.htm
Apr
16
comment Do Neanderthals had soul?
this should go in some biology/atheist forum
Apr
16
comment Effect of knockout on my soul
@Derfder yes. right they are two different creatures. a gorilla and a higher being joined together as explained in detail in Shaarei Kedusha. see there. the higher being is the real you which goes on after death. you are asking for the torah perspective right? see also the Vilna Gaon's commentary on Yonah. available here: dafyomireview.com/yonah.php
Apr
15
comment Effect of knockout on my soul
@Derfder that statement is from Rabbi Leff. check out the audio. Yes, you could in principle see in the closet, but the body blocks the senses of the soul. This occurs until purifying the body/nefesh or until death as i wrote in the answer. your KO experiences prove nothing because like i said, the body blocks/limits the senses of the soul as long as the soul is bound to it.
Apr
13
comment Why is God so hidden from us
free will exists because it is indirect evidence. a person can still choose to escape into endless maybes.