Exploring the legacy of the rationalist medieval Torah scholars, and various other notes, by Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin
What does Mishna Perkey Avos say about someone who interrupts and stop to admire a beautiful tree?
yes, that's when he was in the middle of learning. what does that have to do with anything?jack miller
Just learnt a reason for the severe punishment of losing עולם הבא is that while in the very midst of learning you see a beautiful creation of G-d and you still don't say or appreciate what a beautiful world 'that G-d has created'. The punishment is due to the dissonance between your learning and applying it in practice. (This came from a chareidi Rabbi)
Lazar: You know full well it's not that simple.
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities on the planet.Of course, just because my wife of 26+ years (baruch Hashem!) is from there and I've been there 7 times, doesn't mean I'm biased or anything...
Why would someone mark this as Kefira?
It's the Internet. Some people just take pleasure from being mean to others. Especially if they can do it anonymously.But these votes have done one thing useful. They prove that at least three readers are voting "Kefira" without regard for the article content and are voting only because they dislike Rabbi Slifkin. I think it would be logical to assume that the same has occurred for all of his other posts and that we should assume every count of "Kefira" votes to be 3 less than what's reported, because we know have pretty solid evidence that at least 3 readers are voting without regard to the article content.
http://www.rationalistjudaism.com/2010/12/nu-so-what-did-you-think-of-my-alps.htmlThe second story concerns Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch, who once went out of his way to see the Alps. When asked why, Rav Hirsch replied, “Because, when I get up to Heaven, I want to have an answer when God says to me, ‘Nu, Shimshon, what did you think of My Alps?’ ”
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