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I'm a self taught programmer whose taken a break to go back to school and study Software Engineering.

וישמע משה ויפל על-פניו -- And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face.

The truth of a fact can only be proved by a fact, not by reasons or reasoning. Reasons and reasoning can establish its probability or its necessity but can never prove its actuality. The veracity of a messenger can only be proved by his sender, the sending of Moses only by God himself. That is why no word of an answer from Moses himself could refute the accusation of Korach. If God would not consider it right to confirm the veracity of his being commissioned by God, in face of this denial of it, then his mission was at its end -- ויפל על פניו.

Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch, Parshat Korach

I wish I had God's PGP Key.


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comment Why Was Benjamin Almost Destroyed?
By the way, extremely interest answer!
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So basically Ramban mentions the parallel with S'dom, but limits it only to the small group that carried out the attack, and not to the tribe as a whole? Do you know where I could read the whole thing in the original Hebrew?
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@Salmononius2 Which is why I'm asking the question - I'd like to know what classic commentaries say on this subject - especially in light of the literary parallel / allusion to Sodom.
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comment On Burial Under the Altar
@DoubleAA Thanks.
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comment On Burial Under the Altar
Ahh, so what he was saying wasn't specific to the Mount of Olives? We brought her from chu"l, so that must be why he mentioned it. Does anyone elucidate what the meaning of this it?
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comment Showering after chatzos on Friday the 8th of Av
Could someone comment on why the downvote?
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comment Death Penalty for Desecrating God's Name?
@Daniel There have always been ways of executing without executing - like locking someone up without food or water...
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comment Showering after chatzos on Friday the 8th of Av
@DoubleAA Because Sepharadim have different customs than Ashkenazim. Sepharadim don't refrain from washing / showering during the nine days.
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comment SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation?
@Fred distinction between these two cases in that choise of judge is completely in the hands of those having the dispute, as one example.
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comment SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation?
@Fred from this is that a person who has a profession and is busy all the time judging could theoretically end up getting all his income from judging if there was enough volume to keep him busy, but he would still have to have a profession with a known wage and it would have to be the people whose cases are being judged who pay him. It would still be forbidden to work as a professional judge who gets a salary for judging from the community. It may not seem like it, but there is a crucially important...