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On the Study of Philosophy

As brought in the Gemara, the Sage turned apostate Acher, his downfall was because a Greek melody was always in his mouth. If something so seemingly neutral as a melody can do that, then philosophy ...
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On the Study of Philosophy

It is written, that in the search for God, one is to look unto the living to the dead. Why would one ask a person, be a respecter of persons, when the answer is in the text? The only thing one must do,...
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Did Rambam explain why and how he got so influenced by Aristotle?

Although the Rambam was clearly well versed in the ideas of Aristotle, and he even quotes him by name sometimes, he surely wouldn't have "adopted them into Judaism" if he didn't think it was ...
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Question about proofs for Judaism

In order for your first argument to work, the king would have to be able to enforce his law over multiple generations, which would be extremely unlikely. It would necessitate multiple generations of ...
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Question about proofs for Judaism

My main question is in the event that the king over israel decides to use the army to implant and force the parents to teach their children the Sinai story etc. Speculative "what if" ...
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Bad Jew or Good Gentile?

Whom does Hashem love more: Gentiles who love Jewish people and Israel or Jews who are against Jewish people and Israel? First of all to clarify, whether you are pro or anti zionism, Israel (as the ...
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On the Study of Philosophy

This answer is reposted from here. I know someone who asked Rav Mordechai Willig about reading the Book of Mormon and he said no. For further reading see the first mishna in perek cheilek (that would ...
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May one study medieval Christian philosophers such as Augustine or Aquinas?

I know someone who asked Rav Mordechai Willig about reading the Book of Mormon and he said no. For further reading see the first mishna in perek cheilek (that would be the 10th perek in Sanhedrin) and ...
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What is the traditional/common Haredi "non-Hasidic" response to using the "Three Oaths" as an anti-Zionist argument?

There a few common answers Rashi explains that the Shevuah is not to take back the land "together with a strong hand". The implication is we could reclaim it if given permission. This in ...
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Why does evil exist?

I can understand and relate to your question from a Torah ,philosophical, kabbalistc, and practical point of view as to why evil exists altogether . I think western religions really kind I’ve ...
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Why does evil exist?

This is a good question and one that should perhaps be reviewed from time to time in ones life as knowledge grows and perspective matures. To restate your question: "Why does evil exist and why ...
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Did Any Rabbis Reject The Idea of There Being 613 Commandments?

Q1: Ibn Ezra doesn't believe in there being "613 commandments." Is this true? Yesod Mora, Gate 2: וצורך גדול היה לי להזכיר דבר הכלל קודם שאדבר על המצות בעבור שראיתי כמה חכמים סופרים שש ...
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The Necessity of 12 Tribes

Great question. I will try to offer some thoughts on this. The first point to consider is that it was not an "accident" that 12 tribes were born, but rather they are an expression of an ...
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