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comment Why are we here if the chances are zero
@DoubleAA well God existed forever and the next world is forever so our world is a little finite point island in infinity either direction
18h
comment Why are we here if the chances are zero
@magicker72 see my edit
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comment Can one make a siyum if he finished learning the tractate already?
@DoubleAA isnt there a special kaddish for siyum.
23h
comment Rav Shach and Lubavitsher Rebbe
you mean regarding the moshiach scandal?
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comment Why are we here if the chances are zero
@SAH am familiar with it. but we could observe ourselves in olam haba also. not just here.
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comment Why are we here if the chances are zero
@SAH in other words a contingent fact? not very satisfying though
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comment Were the converts mentioned in the Megillah actually Jews?
maybe like the erev rav in egypt
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comment Can one keep all possible Halachot and still be a heretic?
@DoubleAA that's how i see it. he talks about it more later on regarding the chain of blind men.
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comment Can one keep all possible Halachot and still be a heretic?
originally they believe in God just strayed as the rambam explains there. eventually their faith did not endure and they believed in the idol
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comment Can one keep all possible Halachot and still be a heretic?
"the wholehearted acceptance of the unity of God". straying from this means deviating such as towards idol worship as the rambam explains who this started
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comment Can one keep all possible Halachot and still be a heretic?
"one who strays" from it. ie even a believer who merely strays from it.
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comment Can one keep all possible Halachot and still be a heretic?
@DoubleAA he is commenting the last line "one who strays from it - will not be able to perform religious deeds and his faith will not endure". the heretic part is a previous point. that;s how i see it
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comment Can one keep all possible Halachot and still be a heretic?
@DoubleAA that was just a side point. main point is in bold
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comment Does a sotah make a bracha?
what if she is thirsty?
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comment Is bitul zman (wasting one's time) a formal prohibition?
"we do not toil in vain nor produce for futility" - read once in the vilna gaon's writings that this refers to learning torah shelo lishma. hence he says it is crucial to first get the lishma mindset.
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comment Is bitul zman (wasting one's time) a formal prohibition?
@mevaqesh ok point taken. changed answer
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comment Is bitul zman (wasting one's time) a formal prohibition?
@mevaqesh thanks for comment. it is a prohibition from svara. so it depends on each person's level of understanding. the person has to be able to hear it. you can't send everyone to gehinom for wasting a second
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comment Mesilat Yesharim on Watchfulness
@MichaBerger good point
May
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comment Onkelos Commentary
do you know any sources from chazal he brings to back up this claim?
May
3
comment How to properly chazar gemarah?
@Yehoshua it means not to review like a parrot but to learn it anew as if you never learned it before