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comment Hell and sheoul
@mevaqesh, I think you inverted the question. I think ladyj was looking for evidence that hell does exist.
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answered Why does the order of temple services in our prayers follow the non-hallachic opinion?
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comment Channukah and Bal Tosif
@Bochur613, because it is a regular Takkanas Chachamim. In other words, as long as there is no claim of special ruach Hakodesh involved, it isn't a problem.
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comment Channukah and Bal Tosif
Seems an appropriate day to quote a Torah from this particular yeshiva.
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answered Channukah and Bal Tosif
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comment What is Rambam's opinion on Demons
Yechezkel, welcome to Mi Yodea. When you respond, use @ and the persons user name, like @user6591, otherwise the person will not know that you responded. There are exceptions (like if there was only one person who responded to your post) but it is always a good habit. It isn't needed when you write a comment under someone's answer (or question, as the case may be), as the poster always gets the notification.
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answered Acronym of Iyar
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comment Are there any responsa that encourage or require maintaining health insurance?
Moving on (not agreeing, but no point in arguing), well, of some relevance (I only have oral history) was the Lubavitcher Rebbe telling his followers to refuse health insurance from Israel when they conditioned it on party membership (this was in the 1950's), because the Previous Rebbe had forbidden membership in any Israeli (secular?) party.
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comment Is there any website available so that i can compare lot of translations on Tanach?
Biblehub and biblegateway do this, but they include a lot of christian translations, and of course do not limit themselves to Tanach. I'm not aware of any Jewish-focused site which does this.
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reviewed No Action Needed Is there any website available so that i can compare lot of translations on Tanach?
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comment Are there any responsa that encourage or require maintaining health insurance?
@IsaacMoses, it is also definitely possible to be able to benefit from a therapeutic measure and to have no access to it because insurance won't cover it. In fact, by that argument, it might be ossur to accept medicare, since if medicare refuses the procedure, no medicare-accepting doctor can do the procedure for money.
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comment Are there any responsa that encourage or require maintaining health insurance?
If there is an obligation to purchase health insurance, it would seem more likely to come from the idea of לוה רשע ולא ישלם, much more than from health care access. Unless you are very poor and being given the health insurance, health insurance is all about financial protection.
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reviewed Looks Good Original Sources for Ideas about Hidden Path to Moshiach
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reviewed Looks Good Saying the Ribono Shel Olom after counting the Omer
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revised Original Sources for Ideas about Hidden Path to Moshiach
Response to comments
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comment Original Sources for Ideas about Hidden Path to Moshiach
@user6591, I think there are wilder things in Chazal, such as about David Hamelech in Sanhedrin (approvingly saying David HaMelech sinned so as to not make G-d wrong - seriously?), but your point is a point. I'll think about how to edit the answer.
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comment Original Sources for Ideas about Hidden Path to Moshiach
@user6591, apparently that is because he heard about the idea from Shabtsai Tzvi before legitimate sources. Looking back at the above conversation, I'm not sure what the point was?
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reviewed Reviewed Correcting one's father or one's rav when he is leyning
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comment Original Sources for Ideas about Hidden Path to Moshiach
@user6591, nobody, including me, said "our future king is going to come from a future ignoble paring".
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comment Original Sources for Ideas about Hidden Path to Moshiach
@user6591, and yet he learned it. I think what I said is very much in the words I quoted. Anyway, rather an academic exercise as you aren't putting the genie back in the bottle, so the only solution is to move forward and explain them properly, rather than cede the understanding to those who seek to misuse it. Or we can seek to rip out our Talmud Bavli Nazir 23 and Horios 10 out of the shas, because, you know, someone could get the wrong idea from there too.
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