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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.


Nov
16
comment Are non-Orthodox marriages recognized by Orthodox rabbis?
There was a case in Israel a few years ago where a man's girlfriend was brought to court in order to testify against him, and in the middle of the court session he handed her his watch, said at mikudeshet li and it was recognized as a legal marriage, and the prosecution was unable to force her to testify against him at that point.
Nov
14
revised Contract Law and Intentions
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Nov
14
revised Truth in a vacuum and Emes
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Nov
14
revised Contract Law and Intentions
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Nov
14
answered Truth in a vacuum and Emes
Nov
14
comment Contract Law and Intentions
I want to understand why such a logical constract is allowed, when it seems to contradict a pshat understanding of Torat Emet. I'll edit the question accordingly later.
Nov
13
awarded  Revival
Nov
13
comment Contract Law and Intentions
@Matt I understand that people use it, but it quite frankly seems invalid, and I'd like to understand the justification for this type of contract in general.
Nov
13
comment Contract Law and Intentions
It's related to it and motivated by it, but not specific to it. It's a general question about Jewish contract law.
Nov
13
asked Contract Law and Intentions
Nov
13
answered Is it permitted for a male to shave his pubic hair nowadays?
Nov
12
comment An actual Heter Iska Agreement
@DoubleAA Thanks, looks like a great source.
Nov
12
comment An actual Heter Iska Agreement
@Danno I looked at the monthly one and that's what I'm looking for in principle, do you think that's what used by banks here in Israel? I don't think any bank here would sign an agreement like that...
Nov
12
comment An actual Heter Iska Agreement
@Danno I do believe that's what I'm looking for, but I'll have to actually look at it before I know.
Nov
12
asked An actual Heter Iska Agreement
Nov
12
asked What defines a loan and interest?
Nov
12
answered How do Interest Loans work in Israel?
Nov
10
revised Rav vs. Rabbi in Talmudic Times
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revised Explaining Providence and Prayer to Children
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asked Explaining Providence and Prayer to Children