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If the rakia is a physical dome, why doesn't it cause tumat ohel on the entire world?

Perhaps we can compare tosfos that asks that all of ארץ ישראל should be a רשות היחיד due to geographical מחיצות. Tosfos answers by saying that man made מחיצות are considered מחיצות more than non man ...
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Why the need to recreate the whole world from scratch?

I once learnt a mashal regarding the topic of when Rabbi Akiva was killed and the Malachim complained to Hashem and He silenced them [topic source], though I don’t remember the source for the mashal. ...
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Why the need to recreate the whole world from scratch?

My wife's answer. Everyone can say "the whole world was created for me". Therefore, someone's life, and the world, are a zivug. In order to adjust someone's life, Hashem would need a new ...
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Origins of the term "עולם השקר"

The terms עוֹלָם דְּשֶׁקֶר for this world and עוֹלָם דְּקוּשְׁטָא for the next world appear in Vayikra Rabba 26:7 (Samuel raised from the dead is speaking to Saul): כַּד הֲוֵינָא גַּבָּךְ הֲוֵינָא ...
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How to handle the negative impressions non-Jews have of us

"It is a rule that Esau hates Jacob". (Sifri, cited in Rashi Genesis 33:4). All we can do is be constantly on guard, ready to defend ourselves. Antisemitism is not rational. Especially ...
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Paradox of being commanded to not do something when out of control?

According to this shiur, (see from 17:22) it is forbidden to become drunk.
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What is Koheles' view of the Torah?

There are several jumps there from what it doesn't say to what you're proposing it does. The 70 bulls offered at that time are for the nations of the world; Sukkos has a universal theme. Thus, at face ...
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עוֹשֶׂה חֲדָשׁוֹת - what is this referring to?

In the commentary of Rabbi Moshe Cordevero תפלה למשה איש האלהים to the siddur, he explains that the phrase עוֹשֶׂה חֲדָשׁוֹת is referring specifically to the Sefirah of Chesed in seder histashelut as ...
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Infinite regress in answering 'Why G-d created the world"

Like yourself I find the answers to this question are typically just a quick answer that just opens up yet another question. And while my answer isn't any different, I do think it's at least a decent ...
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Original Sources for Ideas about Hidden Path to Moshiach

Rabbi Manis Friedman explains this clearly, and this is generally explained in Tanya classes like this: This is to do with free will, not a nefarious force. The whole point of this level of creation ...
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