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The Derech Hashem states quite clearly that those whom are too evil to get cleansed through punishment are rewarded in this world for any good they may have done and are completely removed from existence after death.


I suspect that he's not rejecting that Reish Lakish is indeed hermeneutically interpreting Job 5:7 correctly, if only by virtue of the fact that Rav Yochanan's own principle is more difficult to derive from the words of the verse. Rather, I think he's rejecting the impression from Reish Lakish's statement that that is the full extent of the consequence of ...

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