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Apr
27
revised Help with Tosfot “v'HaAmar R. Yochanan” on Brachot 5b
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Apr
27
comment Help with Tosfot “v'HaAmar R. Yochanan” on Brachot 5b
... or someone who is skilled at opening up and taking apart any Tosfot. That is what I am hoping for :)
Apr
27
asked Help with Tosfot “v'HaAmar R. Yochanan” on Brachot 5b
Apr
27
comment Good books for non-Jews who are interested in understanding Judaism, especially branches of Orthodox judaism
Check the "Books" link at the Shalom Center shalom-center.org/lectuur.htm
Apr
26
answered Good books for non-Jews who are interested in understanding Judaism, especially branches of Orthodox judaism
Apr
25
comment Maimonides and the Allegory of the Cave
From my limited understanding of both sources there seems to be a connection. This is a quote from Wikipedia: "The Allegory is related to Plato's Theory of Forms, according to which the "Forms" (or "Ideas"), and not the material world of change known to us through sensation, possess the highest and most fundamental kind of reality. Only knowledge of the Forms constitutes real knowledge". This is the same idea the Rambam seems to be referring to in his discussion of angels from which I brought the above quote.
Apr
23
answered Maimonides and the Allegory of the Cave
Apr
21
comment Baal Teshuva Minhag
@WAF, thanks for the warm welcome. Your questions are very interesting, even worth a post for themselves. My answer was only to introduce the term Mara D'Atra (mara d'asra). v'Idach Zil Gmor ... as they say. I am not an expert on the subject.
Apr
21
revised Baal Teshuva Minhag
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Apr
21
answered Baal Teshuva Minhag