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Dec
22
suggested suggested edit on internet tag wiki excerpt
Dec
20
comment Shouldn't Judaism really be reformed?
@avi The mitzvah of Limud HaTorah is not lost if one doesn't become as great as the Rambam (or those he refers to). Chas veshalom to think of Torah learning only as a means to make oneself a great person. Yes, they had yeshivas for adults at the time (isn't there even a story where the Rambam ran away to one?) At any rate, are you telling me that you've met people out of kollel who think they can "plumb the depths" without consulting the works of (at least) the Rishonim?
Dec
20
comment Why are the Egyptians more concerned with the Exodus of the Jews than their own defeat?
Whoa! That is such an interesting pirush!!! Totally counter-intuitive (to me, at least), but it works! +1
Dec
19
reviewed Leave Open Is there really a distinct “Jewish soul”?
Dec
19
reviewed Leave Open Dealing with an asexual wife
Dec
19
reviewed Leave Open Didn't Shem already have an altar on Moriah?
Dec
19
reviewed Leave Open Is There a Modern Belief the Shekhina is the Feminine Presence of God?
Dec
18
comment Shouldn't Judaism really be reformed?
@avi I did not say that. Please show me which part of my comments you're having difficulty with.
Dec
18
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why was Rabbi Yitzchok Alfasi known as the Rif - rather than the Ria? (הרי"ף - רבי יצחק אלפסי)
Dec
17
reviewed No Action Needed May I drink water while wearing tefillin?
Dec
17
reviewed No Action Needed Is an asexual person obligated in Pru Urvu?
Dec
17
reviewed Close Why is moses considered to be the greatest man that ever lived?
Dec
17
comment Separate Ketchup Bottles
Hey @AlwaysLearning, I can kinda see where you're going with this, but perhaps you can expand it further. Perhaps include more of an explanation of nitzuk chibur and how it applies to ketchup bottles. Thanks!
Dec
17
comment Shouldn't Judaism really be reformed?
@avi Chas veShalom! Torah learning is never a waste of time.
Dec
17
comment Shouldn't Judaism really be reformed?
@DoubleAA I suspect there are too many factors involved, and many unknowns, to make any real conclusions, especially since intelligence comparison in general is a risky endeavor, even among contemporaries. That being said, the Rambam seems to be speaking of superior qualities, rare even among the scholars of his time. I'd doubt that those qualities are much more common today, that's all. If you'd like to continue, we should probably move this to a chat room.
Dec
17
revised Separate Ketchup Bottles
added 80 characters in body
Dec
17
revised What was Moses' staff made of?
added 68 characters in body
Dec
17
reviewed Reviewed Making up a synagogue calendar manually is tedious work. Which software can do the calculations automatically?
Dec
17
reviewed Reviewed The Sciatic Nerve and Fat of Kosher Fowl
Dec
17
comment Shouldn't Judaism really be reformed?
@DoubleAA :) Yes, obviously education is better than no education. However, regarding the educated of ancient times, I don't think it is necessarily true that our educated are more intelligent. We have more accumulated knowledge, certainly, but that does not amount to the same thing, particularly when we speak about "depths" and "hidden secrets." At any rate, the Rambam seems to be saying that even among the educated, only a "select few" had the "breadth of knowledge" and "spirit of wisdom" requisite for properly understanding the Gemara et al. I don't see a reason to think that's changed.