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May
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comment Is it heresy to read the Bible literally?
Interesting, so you're saying that perhaps R. Sacks purposely overstated this in order to emphasize that one must not read the bible literally and without the oral tradition?
May
30
comment Is it heresy to read the Bible literally?
But which rabbis was Rabbi Sacks referring to? Are you saying he is contradicting the Rambam?
Apr
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Apr
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comment Why does Jewish law and tradition specify times for saying Shema?
The mitzvah is to read it in its time. If it is not in its time, then he does not fulfill that mitzvah. Rather, as the Rambam continues, he is like someone reading from the Torah.
Feb
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Feb
25
comment Intermarriage Attendance
Please add more detail and provide a halachic source.
Dec
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accepted Is there a special significance of 4 directions as opposed to 6?
Nov
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Jan
23
comment Does God benefit from our keeping of the Mitzvos?
Please see the second paragraph and onward of the maamar of the Lubavitcher Rebbe "לא תהי' משכלה" chabadlibrary.org/books/admur/tm/4/38/index.htm which brings your source, but also sources to the contrary.
Jan
23
revised Why does Hashem sometimes wait until the very last minute?
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Jan
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Jan
22
answered Why does Hashem sometimes wait until the very last minute?
Jan
17
comment Is there a special significance of 4 directions as opposed to 6?
My question was not "how is four related to six", but "what significance does 4 have over 6". I reworded the question a bit so hopefully it is clearer now.
Jan
17
revised Is there a special significance of 4 directions as opposed to 6?
Clarification of question
Jan
17
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Jan
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Jan
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answered Does God benefit from our keeping of the Mitzvos?
Jan
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comment Is there a special significance of 4 directions as opposed to 6?
The Chei's refers to the 7 raki'im plus the physical world as a whole, but not directions within the physical world.
Jan
14
comment Why does the book of Ester use the present tense so often?
It is not a problem that the entire Tanach is not present tense. The whole Megilla is also not present tense. If it was it would interfere with the proper meaning. But you do find several other places like this in Tanach for example in the beginning of Shemos "...וְאֵלֶּה שְׁמוֹת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל הַבָּאִים מִצְרָיְמָה" "And these are the names of the sons of Israel who are coming to Egypt..." And according to chassidus this teaches us that we are to see ourselves presently going into exile.