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The gemara in Moed Kattan 18b would seem to advise against it: כי הא דרבא שמעיה לההוא גברא דבעי רחמי ואמר תזדמן לי פלניתא א"ל לא תיבעי רחמי הכי אי חזיא לך לא אזלא מינך ואי לא כפרת בה' בתר הכי שמעיה דקאמר או איהו לימות מקמה או איהי תמות מקמיה א"ל לאו אמינא לך לא תיבעי עלה דמילתא This is like this incident, in which Rava heard a certain man asking for ...


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This is not a specific work, but an example of using secular knowledge for Torah: Sanhedrin 5b והאמר רב שמונה עשר חדשים גדלתי אצל רועה בהמה לידע איזה מום קבוע ואיזה מום עובר But did not Rab himself say: I spent eighteen months with a shepherd in order to learn which was a permanent and which a passing blemish?


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The gemara in Shabbos 85a tells us that Chazzal had a tradition going back to biblical times of knowledge they learned from various nations concerning plant growth, namely how far they need plant various species to avoid Kilaim. וקים להו לרבנן דחמשא בשיתא לא ינקי מהדדי And the Sages have an accepted tradition that five seeds in a six-handbreadth ...


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The Tanya uses the word rasha and beinoni in different ways than most of us. When this is understood, it becomes clearer that the Tanya actually is a manual for how to become a beinoni. In the language of the Tanya, the beinoni is at a very high level but a realistic target (from this introduction to Tanya) a person who exercises complete self-control ...


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This sounds like something only Elon Musk would be concerned. In Judaism, we are obligated to rely on our senses, not magic or false prophets. It is with the help of our faculty and abilities that we should determine that the voice in question (in any given conversation) is simply an act of AI, and not a divine agency. This is because the brain perceives ...


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