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I'm going to try to make an index of the questions and answers here. I'm thinking of writing a short summary of the question/topic then writing the reply number, date, author (in case someone deletes a post it should still be findable). And writing locations of relevant replies on that question.

Question 1- Why did Hashem want to create the world? (Reply #1, 8/29/17, Starstruck)

See reply #78 8/31/17 churnbabychurn. #26 8/30/17 chbochur. #53 8/30/17 starstruck. #65 8/30/17 chbochur.

Question 2 - Why does beis din have to give punishments, can't Hashem give it? (#77 8/31/17 starstruck)

See reply #99 9/01/17 zh Cohen. #147 9/06/17 starstruck.

Question 3 - Why isn't there a sefeika d'yoma by Yom Kippur (but by Sukkos there is)? (#88 9/01/17 Dan)

See pages 7,8,9,10

Question 4 - Why is it נוח לו לאדם שלא נברא יותר משנברא if the whole purpose of the world is to be meitiv? ( #112 9/01/17 chbochur)

See #146 9/05/17 aygart and quoted conversations.


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Jewish Philosophy
« on: August 29, 2017, 10:30:46 PM »
I want to start a new thread about Jewish philosophy. I searched the forums and couldn't find something like it, so I'm making a new one.

The point of this thread is so anybody can ask any question related to jewish hashkafa/beliefs. And that anybody can give their serious opinion or answer on the matter. If necessary debate it.

The questions, answers, comments, follow-up questions, and follow-up answers should be as short as they can be.

But it doesn't have to be questions or answers that were thought over for a long time. The point of this thread is the discussion.
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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 10:43:49 PM »
How many levels of "why" do you know of?

Let's start off with the question of why did Hashem make this world? I think the standard answer is because he wanted to be meitiv to His briyos.

So if I asked why does he want to do that, is there an answer to that? Whatever you're going to answer ( I honestly don't know the answer) I'm going to ask "why".

So how many levels of why do you know?

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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 11:12:28 PM »
Maybe you should wait until Friday.
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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 11:23:00 PM »
How many levels of "why" do you know of?

Let's start off with the question of why did Hashem make this world? I think the standard answer is because he wanted to be meitiv to His briyos.

So if I asked why does he want to do that, is there an answer to that? Whatever you're going to answer ( I honestly don't know the answer) I'm going to ask "why".

So how many levels of why do you know?
Why?  :P
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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 11:28:09 PM »
Maybe you should wait until Friday.
I don't understand what you mean. I should start the thread on Friday??

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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 11:30:02 PM »
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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 11:32:22 PM »
I want to start a new thread about Jewish philosophy. I searched the forums and couldn't find something like it, so I'm making a new one.

The point of this thread is so anybody can ask any question related to jewish hashkafa/beliefs. And that anybody can give their serious opinion or answer on the matter. If necessary debate it.

The questions, answers, comments, follow-up questions, and follow-up answers should be as short as they can be.

But it doesn't have to be questions or answers that were thought over for a long time. The point of this thread is the discussion.
U joined DDF just to start this thread? Can we skip the drama. What is you agenda?

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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 11:38:00 PM »
Maybe get in touch with this guy:http://www.thinksinai.com/blog/looking-for-god-in-all-the-right-places

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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2017, 11:47:01 PM »
U joined DDF just to start this thread? Can we skip the drama. What is you agenda?
I created an account just for this. I have another account, I just don't want to link it to this one. I'm reading my first question over and I realized I most probably sound like a missionary or athiest. So I understand why you're asking this. I'm neither of them.

I didn't mean to ask such a question that gives the wrong vibe. It was just the first thing that popped in my head.
I don't know how to describe my agenda. It's sort of curiousity of other people's knowledge to see if they understand our religion. There are deeper things but I don't want to write it publicly. I can PM you though.

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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2017, 11:48:38 PM »
I created an account just for this. I have another account, I just don't want to link it to this one. I'm reading my first question over and I realized I most probably sound like a missionary or athiest. So I understand why you're asking this. I'm neither of them.

I didn't mean to ask such a question that gives the wrong vibe. It was just the first thing that popped in my head.
I don't know how to describe my agenda. It's sort of curiousity of other people's knowledge to see if they understand our religion. There are deeper things but I don't want to write it publicly. I can PM you though.
Pls don't u do sound like a missionary

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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 11:56:31 PM »
I created an account just for this. I have another account,
its against the rules to have more then 1 username

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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 12:01:17 AM »


I created an account just for this. I have another account.

Maybe you should wait until Friday.

I don't understand what you mean. I should start the thread on Friday??
Your on the forums and you don't why??

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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 12:13:37 AM »
I created an account just for this. I have another account, I just don't want to link it to this one. I'm reading my first question over and I realized I most probably sound like a missionary or athiest. So I understand why you're asking this. I'm neither of them.
Is that you HM?  :)
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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2017, 12:14:54 AM »
its against the rules to have more then 1 username
Lets keep to the subject at hand.  >:(
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Re: Jewish Philosophy
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2017, 12:15:49 AM »
Is that you HM?  :)
Well he is experienced in multiple usernames.
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