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I might have an interesting direction of thinking on this topic. My answer is a bit philosophical but I think it nails it: A man was created deficient: Men's expectations or desires always fall short of reality on every subject - both physical (food, shelter, health, sex) and spiritual (respect, fulfillment, etc). Let's call it "ideal vs real". The goal of ...


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People of all faiths should not shun or avoid secular sciences. Some found the solution in isolation, wearing unique uniforms for distinguishing communities. Maimonides found a different solution. He emphasized in the study of science. To him it was not a suggestion but an obligation. Even if it is from non-Jews. The Babylonian Talmud, Megillah 16a, states: “...


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Check out Sefer Habris written by Harav Eliyahu of Vilna approx. 200 years ago. (Not the Vilna Gaon) hebrewbooks.com has a few editions, however there is a newer one available in some seforim stores.


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Try the Malbim on the first chapter in the Torah - fascinating how he gives a scientific explanation for the sequence of events.


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Since it is an enzyme and not the honey it remains kosher to my understanding. But the Ramban did say that some rabbis were wrong. This is not referring to the honey being kosher. Just food for thought.


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Sefer Yosef Chochma (2011) quotes from the Mishna and the Gemarah (Sotah 49b & Sanhedrin 97b) there are 20 signs from Chazal about the time before Moshiach: 1) Insolence will be greater 2) There will be a great inflation 3) Even though grapes are in abundance, the wine will be expensive 4) Leadership and government officials will be far removed ...


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Sanhedrin 98a ואמר רבי אבא אין לך קץ מגולה מזה שנאמר (יחזקאל לו, ח) ואתם הרי ישראל ענפכם תתנו ופריכם תשאו לעמי ישראל וגו'‏ And Rabbi Abba says: You have no more explicit manifestation of the end of days than this following phenomenon, as it is stated: “But you, mountains of Israel, you shall give your branches, and yield your fruit to My people ...


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As I wrote in this answer: According to Ralbag (Commentary to Parshas Lech Lecha), the promise was not that Avraham's descendants would be as numerous as the stars. Rather the promise was that they would be hard to count like the stars. Ralbag says this because he was of the opinion that there are actually very few stars (approximately 1,022) and thus a ...


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This question is based on a misunderstanding of the gemara. The assertion here isn't that there is a 6-hour time difference between Eretz Yisrael and Bavel. Rather, the case refers back to the previous discussion in the gemara about determining whether the molad occurred before or after midday. First, some background. As we've already learned on this daf, ...


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The question is based on a false premise. You seem to understand that 'the Whole Torah' requires a specific knowledge and detailed understanding of every potential application. This is incorrect. "Knowing all the Torah" (in relevance to Halacha) means knowing and understanding all the laws and intricacies, which can then be applied to any hypothetical ...


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This sounds like something only Elon Musk would be concerned. In Judaism, we are obligated to rely on our senses, not magic or false prophets. It is with the help of our faculty and abilities that we should determine that the voice in question (in any given conversation) is simply an act of AI, and not a divine agency. This is because the brain perceives ...


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