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Dec
18
comment Was the world created with din or with rachamim?
Interesting, it seems kind of weird that the world was essentially created in a way in which it couldn't stand and then changed. I wonder why this is.
Dec
18
comment Was the world created with din or with rachamim?
So the world was created in din, then was changed?
Dec
18
comment Was the world created with din or with rachamim?
But why the use of Elokim as opposed to Hashem as the name used?
Dec
18
asked Was the world created with din or with rachamim?
Dec
18
comment If Christianity is avodah zarah and Islam is not, why has the Christian world triumphed over the non-Christian, and why do Jews prefer to live among Christians and not Muslims?
Up until fairly recently, it was much more dangerous to live around Christians, but not so much around Muslims. Both were dangerous, but especially during the Crusades, Muslims and Jews lived together, sharing a common foe seeking their annihilation.
Dec
16
asked Is there a time limit for Borei Nefashos and Beracha Me'en Shalosh?
Dec
8
comment Is being vegan “kosher”?
I once heard a friend remark that he would eat meat when moshiach came; also something very questionable if not outright wrong (cf. Gemara Bavli). I don't have any sources, but it seems to me that if someone is vegan or vegetarian as a matter of principle, there might me something wrong with it. There's many times on Shabbos or Yom Tov where I simply don't want (and thus don't eat) meat, but for me to convince myself that meat is morally wrong and thus make it disgusting to myself would seem to be pretty wrong. "Why are they trying to be more merciful than G-d?" Exactly.
Dec
4
comment Are there halachos which specify who is qualified for tzedakah?
Why the downvote?
Dec
4
comment Can someone have more than one potential soulmate simultaneously?
I once heard that the GR"A tz"l once remarked that if there were two things he could change about halacha, one of them would be re-allowing a man to have multiple wives. Food for thought.
Dec
4
asked Are there halachos which specify who is qualified for tzedakah?
Dec
1
awarded  Critic
Nov
30
accepted Polyphasic Sleep and Halacha
Nov
18
comment The return for Beis Sheini (or lack thereof)
I'll have to ask my Rav. I thought for sure the Gemara would discuss it, or at least the Rishonim.
Nov
17
comment The return for Beis Sheini (or lack thereof)
So it was an error then? ;) I'm just looking for information on the subject. Sure it must have been discussed somewhere?
Nov
17
asked The return for Beis Sheini (or lack thereof)
Nov
17
accepted No yetzer hora of idolatry, so no nevuah?
Nov
17
comment Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
@JimThio the sefirot were created by G-d, and are thus His creations, not Him, though they reveal much about his essence in the way l'havdil a beautiful landscape might.
Nov
17
comment Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
It would seem fairly clear to most that worshiping any person or thing, living or dead, as a god or as G-d would be assur. From my experience, it's much more than just worshiping G-d along with another being, it's worshiping that other being as G-d. (I have a bit of experience, being a former Christian.)
Nov
17
comment What are the issues with singing in a secular choir that includes some Christian music?
As a former Christian in geirus, I would definitely say that yes, there's avodah zara involved. Obviously, I'm biased and I don't have a source-text to reference, but it would seem fairly clear to be assur. (Perhaps another topic to discuss in this case would be the issue of kol isha.)
Nov
15
asked No yetzer hora of idolatry, so no nevuah?