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comment How to pray for something
@Matt ok thanks matt. is the book online?
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comment Is lying to get someone to stop annoying you allowed?
torah.org/advanced/weekly-halacha/5761/shoftim.html
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comment How to pray for something
avraham was praying but also having a two way conversation. what are we supposed to do? think up as many arguments as we can?
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comment How to pray for something
it also says isaac and rivka prayed years for a son, but what happened at those sessions.
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comment Killing Civilians in a defensive war
@TRiG war is disgusting, yes. but sometimes it is a kill or be killed situation.
Oct
27
comment How can we be sure that Judaism is the truth?
judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/47668/…
Oct
24
comment Experience-based advice for focusing and slowing down prayers?
@IsaacMoses ok, but strictly speaking this is not an answerable question. primarily opinion based.
Oct
23
comment Innocent babies killed in flood
perhaps they were being paid back from a past gilgul.
Oct
22
comment Age of Universe and Shabbat
because time moves differently now. our 24 hours is equivalent to billions of years back then
Oct
22
comment Age of Universe and Shabbat
it is six 24 hour days spanning billions of years. rules of time were different then. thats what he says.
Oct
22
comment Age of Universe and Shabbat
@DoubleAA and your comment is relevant? i;m trying to show that it is plausible, we also find kain and hevel born and grown up in the sixth day for example.
Oct
22
comment Age of Universe and Shabbat
@DoubleAA physical time is a creation. God can do whatever He wants with it.
Oct
22
comment Should observant Jews travel to areas that are centres for Avodah Zarah (Idol worship)?
are you asking from halacha or hashkafa
Oct
22
comment Should observant Jews travel to areas that are centres for Avodah Zarah (Idol worship)?
for what purpose? if one has no choice then it's ok like the biblical patriarchs who went to egypt for food.
Oct
22
comment Is it asur to listen to a parrot which is a perfect mimic of a woman singing?
@DoubleAA fair point. but the rabbis tend to not decree on remote cases.
Oct
22
comment Why does belief in Judaism require irrationality?
judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/47487/… "jewish-centric perspective"? are you asking according to the view that Judaism is true or that Judaism is false? if the former, then I believe your question has been answered.
Oct
21
comment Why does belief in Judaism require irrationality?
@user6641 to summarize I think your assumption is incorrect. the precepts of judaism all have a rational explanation to a great extent. though we cannot fully understand anything just like we cannot fully understand any of His divine wisdom such as a leaf or even a cell despite that we can delve quite deeply. the reason we cannot fully understand it is not because it is irrational but rather because the depth of wisdom is infinite
Oct
21
comment Does Judaism recognize other religions?
i dont think Rabbi Sacks meant to equate judaism with other religions.
Oct
21
comment Why does belief in Judaism require irrationality?
@user6641 whose talking about today. this is what happened in the time of Moses.
Oct
21
comment Why does belief in Judaism require irrationality?
@user6641 serving God is a rational duty for all of humanity as explained at length in chovos halevavos gate 3 and further God revealed to all of humanity the truth of His prophet (Moses) and Torah through unmistakable open miracles. cant get more rational than that and guess what, nobody cared - not even to fulfill the 7 mitzvot bnei noach