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According to Mamionides, one of the basic fundamentals of Jewish belief is belief in prophecy, especially the prophecy of Moses. The concept of prophecy is difficult to relate to, because according to tradition it has not been around since the time of the second Temple. However, part of the experience of true prophecy is the clarity that this is real ...


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As time has gone on, Jews have tended to believe in miracles and hallucinations less and less. Jews originally believed in exorcisms, and discussed how to perform them in the Talmud and other ancient texts. But thanks to the modern psychology movement almost no Jews believe in exorcism anymore. I would argue that for a modern Jew to believe his spiritual ...


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This idea is brought by Rabbi Prof. Shmuel Klein in his book "Eretz Yehudah" (Land of Judah), pg. 94, footnote 11 as part of a hypothesis suggested by Avraham Geiger. He refers also to his own essay in "Leshonenu" vol. 1, pg. 338, where he wrote (my translation): "Ben Hakanah: Nechuniyah...man of Emmahus1 lived during the time of ...


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Daat doesn't lean; it's not a sefirah. (There are) ten and not eleven; ten and not nine. -- Sefer Yetzirah


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Daat is part of the Kav Ha'emtzai (Kav Harachamim) which represents the perfect harmony of the extremes of Chessed and Din. Daat is therefore the culmination and outcome of Chochmah and Binah, in humans it represents the conclusive knowledge (Daat) we can recall and convey after we have encountered a fact (Chochmah) and logically understood it (Binah). We ...


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