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revised Why do the Philistines have many Giants?
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comment Tikkun Olam source
1600-1800 is about 200 years. I used the number of the Breslov source.
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revised Why do the Philistines have many Giants?
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answered Why do the Philistines have many Giants?
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answered Does anyone have the preceding declaration before Tikkun HaKlali?
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I love to obsess and compulse over my writing. off to Roshashana...
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I love to obsess and compulse over my writing. off to Roshashana...
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comment Does one make Birkas Hatorah/Hashachar before alos hashachar?
Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum holds classes every week online from Jerusalem, and posts them on Youtube. He has a group of haverim who receive this via email. He usually discusses deeper meanings of the parsha every week. They are very approachable, so you might try directly from him. Here is his Youtube chanel, you could write him directly.youtube.com/user/rabbigreenbaum If you find out, let us know :)
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comment Looking for more information about a story of positive atheism/heresy
Thinking about it, it's possible Rabbi Sacks is making a case to open the doors to atheists feel at home in Shul, as in other streams of Judaism. The stories are about the noble atheists, which is a friendly gesture on his part. Traditionally heretics were shunned. This story by a famous Rabbi lauding atheists represents a different approach from the past.
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comment Looking for more information about a story of positive atheism/heresy
Tikkun is an important teaching in Judaism, and the Baal Shem Tov knew and taught that. Spiritual and physical repair of the world isn't something atheists and heretics hold near and dear, or "own". Some may, but this wouldn't be the function of heresy. So to imply Judaism needs atheists to point out something intrinsic to Torah would probably not be something the Baal Shem Tov would say. Hope that helped, if there a specific thing that is puzzling I could explain better, please ask again.
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comment Looking for more information about a story of positive atheism/heresy
@Menachem I couldn't find that exact story either when I searched in that link. The point I was trying to make was there are 100s of stories attributed to him that he didn't write directly. Sorry if that lead you on about finding that exact story. I know I heard of it, and many other prophecies and miracles as well. That book was a bad example of 'famous Rabbi says something unconventional' because the stories in that link matched his writings, so I took it out.
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