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comment Words of Torah Must Be Enunciated
@mevaqesh see also the story of Beruria who scolded a talmid learning quietly last line here: hebrewbooks.org/shas.aspx?mesechta=3&daf=53b&format=pdf
6h
comment Words of Torah Must Be Enunciated
@mevaqesh tov halevanon seema to me to learning the same only that the verse is referring ALSO to shema hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=41644&st=&pgnum=43 "to learn and to teach (i.e. talmud torah) and to recite the shema..." how do you learn his words?
14h
comment Why learn torah?
daat.ac.il/daat/mahshevt/mekorot/4b-2.htm derech Hashem 4:2
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comment Mekubal in New York
why not call Rabbi Yaakov Hillel in israel
Apr
30
comment What caused God?
@DoubleAA so there you go, not everything can be eternal. could go into it more, but dont have the time or energy to debate the whole shaar yichud
Apr
30
comment What caused God?
@DoubleAA do you agree that you (i.e. a human being) cannot be eternal?
Apr
30
comment What caused God?
well, the two are synonymous - each one implies the other as explained there in ch.10
Apr
30
comment What caused God?
@DoubleAA the criteria needed is that it be absolutely one. no plurality whatsoever as explained in the shaar yichud.
Apr
30
comment Test of True Prophet
"Let us go after other gods which you have not known, and let us worship them" - the god of muslims is the same as ours, no?
Apr
30
comment Test of True Prophet
@Matt yes. the five books of moses
Apr
30
comment Can one destroy a bird's nest if the noise bothers him?
@DoubleAA vehalachta b'drachav or something like that
Apr
30
comment Test of True Prophet
they would counter that the rambam made it up (ch'v). where does it say this in the torah?
Apr
30
comment Are all non-human creations reincarnations?
According to this ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC33863 the number of new prokaryotes (bacteria) every year is around 10^30. this number exceeds the total number of humans that ever lived.
Apr
30
comment IF many poor people ask at once, must one give tzedaka to each one
@Fred edited...
Apr
27
comment Is there a guideline to knowing when to consult a rabbi and when to use your own judgement?
my point is many secular questions touch on spiritual matters. especially as the OP asked on picking one of two jobs. could be one job leads to certain halachic or kedusha problems for example
Apr
24
comment Is downloading pirated music stealing?
I asked a qualified posek in Israel regarding tapes who told me that if you are not going to buy it and you will not give it to anyone who would have bought it then it's a case of ze nehene veze lochaser and permitted by some. dont take this as a heter. ask your own Rav. each particular case may be different
Apr
23
comment The Gra finished the Torah?
see rabbi chaim volozhin's hakdama on the Gaon's commentary to sifrei ditzenuta. it's printed also in the foreword of vilna gaon on mishlei in some books
Apr
23
comment Is Transcendental Meditation kosher?
i remember vaguely reading some things about this in that book. dont remember where exactly.worth checking out.
Apr
22
comment Is Transcendental Meditation kosher?
@Aryeh have you seen aryeh's kaplan "meditation and the bible"? see for example pg 90 here slideshare.net/Tattvamasisatchitananda/…
Apr
22
comment Is Transcendental Meditation kosher?
see jewish meditation by Aryeh kaplan