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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​כי הות אמינא מילתא הוה אקשי ליך עשרין וארבע קושייתא ונפריקנא להון עשרין וארבעה פרוקי וממילא רווחא שמעתא


Jan
6
comment Is unmasking an anonymous author addressed by Halacha?
@IsaacMoses Are you encouraging me edit ba's comment at the end of my post into my post?
Jan
6
revised Why isn't the Kabbalistic doctrine of Sefirot considered Shittuf if the Christian Trinity is?
clarity
Jan
6
revised Why isn't the Kabbalistic doctrine of Sefirot considered Shittuf if the Christian Trinity is?
edited per avi's comment to emphasize in-scope-ness of question
Jan
6
comment Why does David say that he only sinned against G-d?
Each marriage is only between two people. One man can be involved in multiple marriages, each consisting of a holy bond between him and the wife in question.
Jan
6
comment Pronunciation of משנה הלכות
I'm obviously not about to paskin here, but since you mention Kavod HaTorah as the main issue, it is important to note the main exception to that rule which is במקום חילול השם אין חולקין כבוד לרב
Jan
6
comment Is one a heretic if he does not believe in Kabbalah?
@joshwaxman Indeed, I had seen that comment of yours before and read the Teshuva per his recommendation. (And I added quotation marks to your previous comment.)
Jan
6
comment Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
Alex, can you source that the doctrine of the Trinity is an instance of Shittuf?
Jan
6
comment Am I yotzei in my davening if I believe that God communicated with Mohammad?
@Dan How about both? Also, if lets say I believe that 9/11 was a US government conspiracy. So therefore I believe God allowed it to happen. Does that mean all my kavanot are off target because I think God did something which He didn't? I would doubt it.
Jan
6
comment Why is misusing God's name so bad?
Just to clarify, is your quote directly from Artscroll's English translation?
Jan
6
revised Am I yotzei in my davening if I believe that God communicated with Mohammad?
edited tags
Jan
6
comment Am I yotzei in my davening if I believe that God communicated with Mohammad?
this looks sorta like the on topic version of judaism.stackexchange.com/q/14461/759 which means that it is a question of halacha and not one of Muslim theology.
Jan
6
comment Is practicing Yoga against Torah?
reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTR3C2XI
Jan
6
comment Is one a heretic if he does not believe in Kabbalah?
related judaism.stackexchange.com/a/12759/759
Jan
6
comment Mahloket Rishonim on Techelet and no Shulhan Aruch or Bet Yosef
@HachamGabriel What about all of Kodshim and Tahorot?
Jan
6
comment Why does David say that he only sinned against G-d?
Actually, in ancient time as well as today, marriage in Judaism is considered a holy bond joining two people, which is why the word for betrothal in Hebrew is קידושין which literally translates to 'sanctification'. Additionally, many things in Judaism (called "Commandments between oneself and God") are forbidden even though no other human is a victim.
Jan
6
revised Why does David say that he only sinned against G-d?
grammar
Jan
6
comment Why is the idea of sefirot not shituf?
Also, we don't know anyone asked the Rivash this question. We know he looked around and thought all the Mekubalim were Kofrim so he asked his good Mekubal friend who told him an answer which he says might technically work but is skeptical about, and concludes that it is better not to study Kabbalah at all.
Jan
5
comment Why is the idea of sefirot not shituf?
What is a "created process" or "method"? If it isn't a (meta)physical object, then is it like a SOP? Sounds more like a list of steps. How does creation apply to a non-thing? Wouldn't "decided" or "declared" or "wrote" be more appropriate for a SOP?
Jan
5
comment Why is the idea of sefirot not shituf?
Also, this a bad summary of the Rivash. The Mekubal in the Rivash's teshuva says that no one ever asks the sefirot anything, but when one has kavana for a certain sefira at different times while asking God, it is like asking a king to appoint a certain officer to deal with one's issue (ie, the Attorney General if you have a fight, or the Head Chef if you need food).
Jan
5
comment Why is the idea of sefirot not shituf?
I don't understand. "even that revelation is one": which revelation? Do you mean all 10 sefirot are 'one'? If so, then how are they 10? "into different forms": how can something have different forms, but be 'one'? Isn't that what Shittuf is? How does that answer the question then? This answer needs clarification IMO.