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Jul
31
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
@rosenjcb If you assume gemara is wrong on this, we are in a different religion. Debating makes sense only when the sets of axioms coincide.
Jul
31
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
@Yishai Wow, didn't know it was a machlokes - so PdRE comes out ashkenazi. Does this suggest it is an original machlokes Tannaim as opposed to machlokes Rishonim?
Jul
31
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
@rosenjcb Because in absence of direct evidence to the contrary, we assume the avos kept the mitzvos as the Talmud says clearly.
Jul
30
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
@YEZ that is a clever read of the medrash :), +1 just for that. Hard to buy it though - usually it is only valid if the mohel is himself circumsized, hence the Pirkey de R' Eliezer's version...
Jul
30
comment Was the first child of Dovid and Batsheva supposed to be Moshiach?
Heard the same thing from the Russian lectures of one of my rabbeim who sourced his rebbi, R' Moshe Frank. Not sure of the real textual source in the meforshim, looking fwd to find out.
Jul
30
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
Not sure how this helps answer who performed the bris.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
30
comment May one talk between kaddish and mussaf
@preferred What is the problem with a hefsek between the kaddish and the mussaf?
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