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comment Asking a Human to Interecede with God
If I recall correctly he points out that living humans have free will, that's one of the distinctions.
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answered What conditions require accepting the Messiah
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answered Can someone keep objects bought with money not obtained honestly?
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revised Is one obligated to honor his word in a business agreement with a non-jew?
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comment Is one obligated to honor his word in a business agreement with a non-jew?
@mevaqesh Basically, Rav Moshe says it. The piety of Rav Safra is to honor thought commitments, and we extrapolate that any good God-fearing Jew should honor spoken commitments.
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answered Is one obligated to honor his word in a business agreement with a non-jew?
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answered Is there an authentic source for such a partial hair covering for women?
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comment Why does Zionists claim that the Jewish state ( Israel ) is given by God?
All the quotes reference the same Talmudic passage, Ketubot 111a: "God made the Jews swear not to force their way into the land, and not to rebel against their non-Jewish nations. And He made the non-Jews swear not to persecute the Jews too much." Some suggested that once the UN voted to approve a State of Israel, the Jews were no longer "forcing" their way to the land. More broadly though, hundreds of years ago it was suggested that the oaths between peoples were part of a pact. Once the non-Jews persecuted the Jews too much, all bets were off. And the Holocaust certainly counted as too much.
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answered Shovavim and idolatry
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comment Why isn't restitution for a goat mentioned in Shemot 21:37?
When different languages don't have a perfect word-for-word fit, the translator is challenged how to best work it. It's not an evil translation; the Artscroll folks felt that "four from the flock for each sheep-or-goat" sounds clunky. There's always a trade-off, and some legal terminology is going to be lost in translation.
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answered Why isn't restitution for a goat mentioned in Shemot 21:37?
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comment Can a person break an oath to G-d to save a life?
@DoubleAA yes it's discussed; but as "accessories to the sort of sin that could warrant the death penalty."
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comment Drawing the line between not judging and not being a fool
@ClarusDignus what Daniel said. Rabbi Adin Shteinzaltz (who has mastered the traditional Jewish corpus, e.g. the Talmud, and then classical sources of kabbala, e.g. the Zohar) has commented: "today's pop kabbala is to religion what pornography is to love."
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answered Can a person break an oath to G-d to save a life?
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comment Are there poskim who sanction using nedarim today
Rabbi Hershel Schachter tells of one rosh yeshiva who passed away about ten years ago would continuously make a neder to quit his smoking addiction, find it impossible to keep, and have it annulled. This process repeated far too many times. Rabbi Schachter commented that he should not be using a neder in this circumstance.
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answered Drawing the line between not judging and not being a fool
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revised בין אדם לחבירו - between man and his fellow man
typo
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comment בין אדם לחבירו - between man and his fellow man
Just as the Torah says to connect the Mishkan tapestries (which are conjugated in the feminine) isha el achota, "one to another." Not "each tapestry to her sister."