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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
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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
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comment Is Transcendental Meditation kosher?
i remember vaguely reading some things about this in that book. dont remember where exactly.worth checking out.
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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/…
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comment Is Transcendental Meditation kosher?
see jewish meditation by Aryeh kaplan
Apr
16
comment Is there a difference between “Patur” and “Eino Chayiv”
women are also patur from many mitzvot. why should this be different?
Apr
13
comment Sources discussing the current ingathering into Israel
@IsaacMoses right but could be there will be another churban ch'v and those are referring to after that
Apr
13
comment Sources discussing the current ingathering into Israel
@IsaacMoses thanks but looking for something more explicit. maybe thats talking about post moshiach
Apr
13
comment Fear of heaven and fear of sin
maybe one leads to the other
Apr
6
comment Sheidim, fact or fiction?
see the book Minchas Yehuda by Rabbi Yehuda Fatya. incredible accounts he witnessed.
Apr
6
comment Why don't we see magic today?
@HodofHod ch.10
Apr
1
comment is emuna supposed to be blind faith?
@Yishai some people can feel this meaningful inspiration by reading about greek mythology or hindu philosophy. if that is the basis of your faith, then it is not based on reason. I termed blind faith as referring to all non-rational inquiry based.
Apr
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comment is emuna supposed to be blind faith?
@Yishai mesorah, you mean something like the kuzari argument? inspired faith i think is in the category of blind faith, no?
Apr
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comment is emuna supposed to be blind faith?
@Matt the question there was what is the distinction between blind faith and simple faith. here i am asking what is the mitzva of faith that we are obligated in. i.e. is it enough to believe blindly or one must investigate. conversely, if one investigates and believes through the evidence, perhaps this is not enough until one believes blindly.
Apr
1
comment is emuna supposed to be blind faith?
@Yishai what else?
Mar
31
comment Why should we care what happened 3000 years ago in Egypt?
right but why should i feel hakaras hatov for something that happened to possible ancestors 3000 years ago.
Mar
31
comment Why should we care what happened 3000 years ago in Egypt?
thanks but why should we care that our ancestors were slaves 3000 years ago
Mar
29
comment How was Tevilas Ezra effective in limiting conjugal relations?
@YLOR there are other problems too such as the dirtyness of the water, the hassle and wasted time, etc.
Mar
29
comment How was Tevilas Ezra effective in limiting conjugal relations?
@YLOR most people dont go in the cold one. especially in the winter
Mar
28
comment How was Tevilas Ezra effective in limiting conjugal relations?
mikve's were not always heated. surely in the winter at least it had a limiting effect