Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Jun
16
awarded  Revival
2018
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
2017
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Apr
10
awarded  Necromancer
2016
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Aug
26
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
1
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
1
awarded  Nice Answer
2015
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Jun
28
comment How are those that interact with the Israeli government viewed from a halachic standpoint by anti-Zionist groups?
What does halacha have to do with it? And which halacha?
Jun
11
comment When something is lost, tie a knot
Rivka, Witchcraft is most certainly not idolatry- but is rather a related prohibition.
Jun
5
comment Is one a heretic if he does not believe in Kabbalah?
" did not believe in Kabbalah or that Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai authored the Zohar"... That's two different things. The חתם סופר also denied that Rashbi wrote the Zohar, and he was a mekubal.
Jun
2
comment How can the Rebbe be considered Moshiach?
The words of the Midrash are: "Since Yaakov saw that he would die"- That's "die" and not "killed". Yaakov proclaimed לישועתך because he saw Shimshon "die"- how he died is irrelevant. (In any case, Shimshon wasn't killed- he committed suicide.)
May
29
comment What is the traditional/common Haredi “non-Hasidic” response to using the “Three Oaths” as an anti-Zionist argument?
Thanks for the citation. Note that even here, the midrash states נתקבצו ויצאו למלחמה. That's consistent with the commentators who limit the oath to armed invasion. Also note the phrase ועברו על השבועה , perhaps indicating only ONE oath was violated. Which one?
May
29
answered How can the Rebbe be considered Moshiach?
May
29
comment How can the Rebbe be considered Moshiach?
"Wars of the Lord". Watch here:youtube.com/watch?v=fsADqkXyALk. At 1:30, the Rebbe uses the phrase to refer to real wars.
May
29
comment What is the traditional/common Haredi “non-Hasidic” response to using the “Three Oaths” as an anti-Zionist argument?
How did Bar Cochba violate the oath?
May
27
comment Is it correct that a kohen could not be Moshiach?
I will nitpick on a technicality. There are sources that state the firstborn will serve as kohanim in the messianic era. If Moshiach were to be firstborn, he too could serve as kohen!