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Baby seals are cute and you'd love to snuggle one, but you'd never take them or their opinions very seriously.

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asked What is the Source for Peyos?
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comment What is the source for the tradition that the philtrum is formed by an angel before birth?
I asked rabbi lopiansky explicitly, and edited in his answer.
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revised What is the source for the tradition that the philtrum is formed by an angel before birth?
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comment do we really have free choice?
See also here for another example of 'book sspoilers'. judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/37063/…
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answered How do you know what God wants without prophets now to tell you?
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revised do we really have free choice?
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comment Were Esav, Yishmael, and Nimrod Evildoers?
See Gen. 25:34 about Esau's attitude toward his firstborn status. Rashi says this attests to his wickedness. Also the verse doesn't say that Jacob got mad at Judah for marrying a canaanite.
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comment Were Esav, Yishmael, and Nimrod Evildoers?
Ibn ezra interprets pshat in Nimrod like you. Also Targum Pseudo Jonathan says Nimrod refused to participate in the tower of babel, at great personal cost. Targum does also interpret him as villifiers do.
Apr
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asked Is Some One With Alzheimer's Obligated in Mitzvoth?
Apr
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Only my grandfather was Jewish. Can I pray at home in my grandfather's tallit?
Apr
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comment Who is the author of הא לחמא עניא
HAtam Sofer attributes it to someone who lived right after the temple's destruction, citing the uncharacteristic aramaic, and the strange offering for anyone to come and eat, when Jewish Law commands that one only eat of the Pascal Offering to which he committed. Nothing historical there, but interesting, so I thought I'd mention.
Apr
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comment Why there is no prophet among anyone now even though humans nowadays are hollier than ancient humans?
@JimThio see my above comment for my understanding. If it is not clear, I'm happy to clarify. But that's the extent of my knowldege (read: opinion), on this topic.
Apr
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comment Is there a concept of time in Gan Eden and the world to come?
Hiram King of Tyre spent 1000 years in Gan Eden for Helping Solomon in with the Temple, and then was taken to Hell, according to a midrash. Record of this is written as a prophecy to Ezekiel. There was less than 1000 years between the two.
Apr
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Was the Reish Galuta considered the presumptive candidate for the Melech haMoshiach?
Apr
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comment Why there is no prophet among anyone now even though humans nowadays are hollier than ancient humans?
@YEZ i though the Op made it clear that he wasn't really sure he had the right idea. He's asking a question, based on his knowledge, which as far as we believe is faulty,yes, but I mean, that's why he's asking!
Apr
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comment Why there is no prophet among anyone now even though humans nowadays are hollier than ancient humans?
I don't understand the downvotes.
Apr
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does halakhah forbid Jews from eating pets that die naturally?
Apr
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comment Why there is no prophet among anyone now even though humans nowadays are hollier than ancient humans?
The function Sinx/x has an amplitude that shrinks as x grows. Gladiators died regularly as part of entertainment in Rome. Then people enjoyed watching jousting, where there was a serious risk of death. Now people draw the line at boxing, minimal risk of death, but plenty of violence. We are not more righteous. We are at a higher value of x, where x = generation #. we are capable of lower heights, and shallower depths than our predecessors. Our amplitude shrank below prophecy around the Second temple period. In a relative sense, we are the same. Sinx always oscillates between 1 and -1.
Apr
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comment Will the mesiah build the 3rd temple?
@ShimonbM Generally speaking, answers bring down and idea or two that addresses the question. This does. With brevity perhaps, but what more is there to be said? The temple will comedown from heaven, acc. To Rashi, thus, accto Rashi, no,the messiah will not build the third temple. Sorry for the sarcasm, I realized after I commented that it was rude of me.
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comment Will the mesiah build the 3rd temple?
@shimonbm wasn't aware that mi yodeya answers now had to be comprehensive theses.