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Apr
14
comment Does a Rov have to answer a question?
@ShmuelL Because they did not hold of that shittah. This one had to do with abortion with TESACS I think, and he saw the parents would not be able to handle his psak so he sent them to a different rav who was known to rule differently.
Apr
9
comment Davening a long shemoneh esrei and missing ameins
thank you very much
Apr
9
comment Davening a long shemoneh esrei and missing ameins
He does seem to limit it to when they say kidush levana after maariv, no? Is chararas hashatz more important? (e.g. What would be for mincha instead of maariv)?
Mar
26
comment Has the Torah been changed over the ages?
@DoubleAA Because he seems to cite a rather large amount of differences unlike what the author notes above as minor spelling variants. On top of it, he claims the disputes of correct versions of the texts have been there both in the time of Chazal and in the time of the Rishonim. That hardly vouches for any authenticity whatsoever.
Mar
26
comment Has the Torah been changed over the ages?
Not sure these are so minor -- here is one study which seems quite problematic from that standpoint... daatemet.org/articles/article.cfm?article_id=114 In all fairness, it is an anti-religious web site, but he seems to have done due diligence here...
Mar
26
comment Is a wife allowed to stop going to the mikva?
@SethJ Yes, from the tapes of R' Miller that I've heard, he does not sound like he is stating a p'sak but rather guiding the parties how to get out of difficult situations.
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
@ray would make sense to me as well -- then tzimtzum is a paradox (withdrawing and not withdrawing), but it becomes the same paradox as G-d creating the world in the first place. May be even more sound than the option i originally took. Interesting.
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
@ray hence i wrote in the answer that it seems paradoxical to us. This is one view on what will be revelaed at the end of days - why that is not a paradox.
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
@ray the first one seems to contradict tzimtzum, likely 2nd
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
@ray not a contradiction -- the illusion we have is the independence of the parts, that makes it possible to call parts by the word "parts" - but in reality there is no parts, just Oneness. This is precisely the paradox that we cannot grasp now but will (supposedly) see at the end of days.
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
@ray it's not that He is in you (that would imply there is something in you other than Him as well), it's that you are a part of Him.
Mar
20
answered Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
Mar
13
comment Intrinsic reasons for being observant
@ray In the framework of this world, that He created, He conducts it as if He gets pleasure from that. Outside this framework, we cannot really talk about Him at all, since none of our words apply.
Mar
13
comment Intrinsic reasons for being observant
@ray Ability to bestow goodness onto the created world.
Mar
13
comment Intrinsic reasons for being observant
@ray He gets nothing in the sense that He lacks nothing. But He created the framework of this world, instituting a rule that limits His ability to bestow goodness to what the people earn. Only because He chooses to obey by the rule you can give him something, but nothing forces Him to choose to obey the rule except His Will...
Mar
12
comment Are there any tanakh search engines?
+1 really awesome link, thank you
Mar
12
comment Intrinsic reasons for being observant
@Bochur613 I think the OP means that the achivements of the last sentence are the reasons to be religious in the first place.
Mar
12
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Mar
12
answered Intrinsic reasons for being observant
Mar
12
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