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comment Men: how do you control your reactions to women in immodest dress if you can't avoid them?
get married asap or find different job
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comment How does Judaism treat depression?
what does Rabbi Nachman recommend in meshivas nafesh?
Nov
25
comment Killing Civilians in a defensive war
@dotancohen without religion there is no morality. thats pretty low to compare such a holy man to islamist wackos
Nov
25
comment Killing Civilians in a defensive war
@dotancohen is it possible that Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu zt'l knows better than you the torah perspective on this question? we are in a state of war. if we lose even once, we will all be slaughtered brutally and mercilessly. what you are doing is noble but it might not be best policy long term
Nov
25
comment How are “Orthoprax” people treated in halacha?
@Matt and this is why i wrote in the answer that i'm not so sure they really dont believe. many are just confused souls who believe deep down but wont admit it
Nov
25
comment Killing Civilians in a defensive war
@dotancohen your policy is obviously not working. the arabs'desire to destroy israel is only increasing from all perspectives. i think we will see in the end that the rabbi was right. you have noble intentions but sometimes its just kill or be killed
Nov
25
comment How are “Orthoprax” people treated in halacha?
@Matt could also be that today taava/mental distraction/doubt is much stronger than in the rambam's time due to technology, darwin, etc, so the rambam may not be so stringent with his words if he lived in our times
Nov
24
comment Kedusha during relations
what do you mean by yichud Hashem
Nov
24
comment How are “Orthoprax” people treated in halacha?
@Matt this was the last sefer he wrote so yes. how about adding your own answer which is probably betterthan this one
Nov
24
comment How are “Orthoprax” people treated in halacha?
@Matt because he knew the rambam and those after him. sefer hamitzvot is not a mussar sefer. the chafetz chaim wrote it as a practical work as he explained in the intro there
Nov
24
comment Torah and Non-Believers, a/k/a, Scientists and Atheists
@JJLL sounds good
Nov
24
comment Torah and Non-Believers, a/k/a, Scientists and Atheists
wasnt it the greeks who adopted this as a nation?
Nov
21
comment Can demons (shedim) masquerade Bas Kols?
@narnia how so? it says there, they only have power over someone who is not clean of sin
Nov
21
comment Can demons (shedim) masquerade Bas Kols?
if you are a pure and clean holy man, the shedim have no power over you as brought down in shaarei kedusha. see judaism.stackexchange.com/a/48552/1857
Nov
18
comment Why was Yitzhak “laughing” with his wife openly?
the zohar on bechukosai talks about this. see verse 12 yeshshem.com/zohar-bechukotai-section-2.htm "Abimelech, king of the Philistines, looked out at a window" (Gen. 26:8). It says here, "out at a window," and elsewhere, "The mother of Sisera looked out at the window" (Shoftim 5:28). AS THE FORMER VERSE PERTAINS TO WITCHCRAFT, SO DOES THE LATTER ABOUT ABIMELECH PERTAIN TO WITCHCRAFT.
Nov
13
comment Should I be giving a get to my girlfriends after a breakup?
ask a competent halachic authority. it could also be your case has special details
Nov
9
comment To what extent can a man talk to women?
@shmuel i think that pleasure is classified as a form of sexual pleasure (hirhur)
Nov
5
comment Archeological proof of Exodus?
@IsaacMoses it looks like it was a hoax
Nov
5
comment Archeological proof of Exodus?
worldnewsdailyreport.com/… new findings
Nov
5
comment How to pray for something
very good shiur. said alot about the importance of prayer and that it helps, but i did not find that it addresses the point of how to pray. ok, it says make a request, but when that is done, then what? do you keep repeating the same request over and over, or do you try to find new types of arguments?