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It depends. Why do you want to learn about this topic? If it's just casual curiosity, I see no reason not to listen to your father. But, if it's out of a personal intellectual need, I would say your father's approach is foolish and dangerous. We live in an age of overexposure. Plain and simple. Anyone harboring any doubts will be quickly exposed to those ...


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If you are prohibited from reading Five Proofs for the Existence of G-d, try Rebecca Goldstein's (Jewish) 36 Arguments for the Existence of G-d. Jokes aside, Maimonides wrote in his monumental Guide of the Perplexed that, the truth is the truth no matter what its source. He, therefore, had no quarrels accepting the philosophy from the Greek pagan Aristotle. ...


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Your dad is right. If you want to learn mathematics, learn from a mathematician, even though many chemists could do a creditable job. If you want to learn French, learn from a Frenchman, even though many Italians could do a creditable job. Who did God choose to reveal His Torah to? Who introduced God and the word of God to the people? Who has an ...


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From Wikipedia: כַּאֲשֶׁר תֵּרוּץ אֶחָד מְתָרֵץ שָׁלוֹשׁ קֻשְׁיוֹת, בִּמְקוֹם לְהִזְדַּקֵּק בַּעֲבוּרָן לִשְׁלוֹשָׁה תֵּרוּצִים, הוּא הַתֵּרוּץ הַנָּכוֹן (הרב חיים הלוי סולובייצ'יק) When a single answer answers three questions, instead of three different answers, it's the right answer. (Rabbi Haim Halevi Solovechik) הדברים אשר יתבררו מצד הבאת ...


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It is used in 13 Midot of Rabbi Yishmael in the Kal Vachomer "חדא מתרתי". I think that we have a good example when the Gemara makes a Kal Vachomer from x1 the mild to y the severe to give it a din A. And the Gemara asks a pircha, x1 has a side n1 that is severe and not attributable to y. Perhaps this side causes the din A. So the Gemara try to learn it ...


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This article compares the PaRDeS method of interpretation to Occam's razor in which the Pshat reading limit to the most modest assumption necessary to resolve exegetical and/or argumentative difficulties. Curiously, both U. Simon and R. Mordechai Z. Cohen mentions Ibn Ezra approach to pshat as an example of this. U. Simon says (in Four Approaches, p. 180) ...


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i understand that what I'm gonna quote does not indicate that one should be lechatchila learning all day his whole life, but perhaps it's something to consider (I'm also sorry if this was already suggested, I haven't looked so thoroughly through the answers). Look in Mishnah Torah Hilchos Talmud Torah Perek 1 Halachos 8-10 https://www.sefaria.org.il/...


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It may be a reference to this responsum: Be'er Moshe 8:3:3 וא"כ מסתבר שכמו שאסור ללמוד מהם פה אל פה כמו כן אסור ללמוד מספריהם ואין לחלק ולומר דדוקא מפיהם אסור ללמוד שמא ילמוד ממעשיהם (עיין מפרש"י חגיגה (ט"ו ב') ד"ה גדול היודע ליזהר שלא ילמוד ממעשיו) משא"כ הלומדים מספריהם אין שום חשש שילמוד ממעשיהם זה טעות מוחלט חדא דשפיר יש לחוש שילמוד ממעשיהם אחר שיראה ...


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The source is chapter ten (or eleven) of Mishnah Sanhedrin, which states that, “all Israelites have a share in the world to come.” Maimonides had a problem. He felt that only those who developed their minds would have a place in the world to come. Unfortunately for him, most people do not develop their intellect. The problem was resolved when he ...


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I think we can reconcile the passage in Gittin with the quote from Rashi as follows: It seems that the key point from Rashi is whether the dispute is a matter of logical application or a historical fact. When one person said something, as in Rashi's case, there are no two possibilities that can be correct for what was said. Therefore, if there are multiple ...


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