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In general, when anything is said to guarantee the world to come, this is not understood literally. It is obvious that someone cannot be a mass murderer and then recite Ashrei and be absolved. Rather, this statement should be understood as a proxy of sorts, that one who performs this praiseworthy action, which strengthens his faith, is likely to possess the ...


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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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