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Just Shmooze / Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« on: December 30, 2019, 02:55:52 PM »
Wow, as usual, beautiful and timeless wisdom.

I totally agree with you. I think though that @yzj was more trying to tell the OP to have a true and honest reckoning with himself (this seems like a guy asking) :) about the both the upsides along with possibly profound and permanent downsides?

@Philosophypsychologypsych I totally agree with others that you must ask an actual Sheila to someone who knows you well. Since you did ask here and since it is anonymous, can I ask how old you are? A fifty-year old solidly established family man, who studies Torah, experiencing something like this would be very different than a 25 year old single guy seeking his place in the world. I donít understand the appeal of drugs and alcohol but since I live in Colorado, I know way more than I want about Marijuana. It seems that each day they are discovering more about how detrimental it is to use it before the age of 26 and that it literally arrests your brain development irreversibly, for life. Did these tribes that used this drug have strict taboos that only allowed its use amongst their elders (like we have taboos about learning Kabbalah outside of certain contexts)? Did they have other taboos around it that you may also not know about?

Just some other things to maybe think about...

I believe that the general taboo against Kabbalah these days is one of the most misunderstood, people dont know the backround of when that taboo was initiated and the SPECIFICS of what parts of kabbalah it was in regards too and is simply detrimental and has almost literally caused an important and fundamental part of our holy torah to be forgotten almost in entirety.
The Chesed L`Avraham writes, that these days it is not only Muter but it`s a Mitzvah for EVERYONE young and old to be learn these Inyanim as much as possible, and he then says and i dont take this lightly "And it is in the zchus of learning this subject that will ultimately bring moshiach, and not in ANY OTHER" (his lashon, Vlo Bzchus Acher!!).
In case you are unfamiliar, the Chesed l`avraham is not a random safer, he was was very much revered by all the gedolim of his time, and was the Great-Grandfather of the Chidah.

People hear the word Kabbalah and immediately cringe, picturing names of malachim and the making of a golem, thats like someone hearing the word judaism and responding "Oh thats the thing with the long sidelocks?" from that comment you realize the misconception the person holds, I might be exaggerating a bit, but not by much.
I could go on and on, but I wont, but the mere fact that if someone today (And I mean a Yeshivah Boy like me, more or less ) starts learning the subjects and has deep fundamental questions
it is almost impossible to find any semi mainstream talmid chacham that is qualified to answer such questions, (and im saying this after seeaaarrchhing, more or less anyone in NY,NJ) and yes I listen to R` Efraim goldstein, and R` michel handler and all the current online accessible shiurim in these inyanim, and the only people well versed enough in these subjects are R"L either irreligious or at the very most modern orthodox professors teaching in the Universitys around the US, such has been my experience, and I think its a tremendous Chillul Hashem.

Credit Cards / Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« on: December 27, 2019, 01:51:58 PM »
I used $6 from my Jetblue Travelbank and the other $200 with my amex, I then called CS and said I booked wrong date by mistake if they can please credit the full $210 back to travelbank and they did that, will this get me the amex refund for the $200 charge?

Anyone know if this will work??

Credit Cards / Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« on: December 27, 2019, 12:38:03 PM »
I used $6 from my Jetblue Travelbank and the other $200 with my amex, I then called CS and said I booked wrong date by mistake if they can please credit the full $210 back to travelbank and they did that, will this get me the amex refund for the $200 charge?

General Discussion / Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« on: December 13, 2019, 09:47:26 AM »
yes. It is not that sfard doesn't say tachnun it is that the minhagim not to say tachnun also daven sfard.

Do you have a source that actually states that as an official minhag?

General Discussion / Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« on: December 13, 2019, 09:42:44 AM »
The real question is why doesn't sefard say tachnun

I don`t believe there`s an official psak that chasidim hold of (or that exists at all) for not saying tachanun at mincha, it`s simply since they would often daven after shkiah\tzais, and according to kabbalah tachanun after shkiah is frowned upon, so they omit although technically that should mean that when they are davening before shkiah they should say it, but to sometimes say it and sometimes not can look problematic perhaps, so hence they decided to officially not say it..  ???

Up In The Air / Is TRUE accreditation worth it?
« on: December 13, 2019, 08:57:15 AM »
When becoming an OTA, if I became ARC accredited, is it worth paying the fees to become TRUE accredited as well?
Anyone have any experience, going through the process, that would like to share?

Start Here! / Re: Help Me Find It! - The Search Master Thread
« on: December 12, 2019, 03:03:38 PM »
Is their a thread on DDF where OTAs discuss all ARC Accreditation Pros and Cons etc?

General Discussion / Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« on: December 11, 2019, 02:40:45 PM »
Does anyone know of a good safer that discusses "Tzimtzum" in depth, I am not referring to the basic idea of "Tzimtzum", and the Machlokes of Tzimtzum kepshuto or aino kepshuto, as brought down in the Tanya, Nefesh Hachaim, Pischey Sheorim etc.. They seem to explain what Tzimtzum "Is" and "Isnt" but not addressing many difficult questions that arise from either explanation, and I cant seem to find a good safer that clarifies these questions, anyone have any advice of good sources as their doesnt seem to be many?

(R` Aryeh Kaplan has 1 safer that he wrote in Hebrew called "Moreh Ohr" which seems to be out of print as is virtually unobtainable, I managed to download a PDF version online, he discusses a few difficult hashkafic ideas, and on the Inyan of Tzimtzum he literally asks 2 of the questions that have been  bothering me, only to go on to many more points on other topics and does not seem to answer them at the end, its possible that the PDF version isnt the entire safer and possibly he does answer it if their is a longer version.)

What you pay for that?
$12.99 a month or if your intrested you can do the 30 day free trial and sign up each month with new email game..

Just Shmooze / Re: Blacklist (TV Show)
« on: April 09, 2019, 11:18:16 AM »
Hmmm.  But with Mr. Kaplans history with liz and when she discusses it it would seem that she knew Red and Katarina from years before.  Or maybe she knew this secret

Another point is that DNA was negative. 

This was my theory for close to a year already, (FYI it explains Reds feminine personality perfectly, lol) if you have a look at the cryptic episode Cape Cod you can understand it perfectly based on this theory, it is basically Red saying goodbye to his old self (aka katerina) and becoming his new persona as Red.
In regards to the DNA, keep in mind the DNA test on him being Liz`s father WAS a match but the DNA of him being the real reddington was NOT, which is perfectly in sync since they were testing for family DNA so it showed a close enough relationship and hence they assumed its her father which would be in line with this theory since her mothers DNA would show this they were just not thinking of terms of maybe this is her mother, and why it was not a match with the real Red is simple because he isnt he is the Fake Red previously known as Katarina...this is what he whispered to Kurk (katarinas Ex husband) when he wanted to kill him since he believed it was the real Red who cheated with Katarina on him, successfully changing his mind and allowing his life to be spared since he would not want to harm katarina...
Anyone that has any questions or points as to why they believe that this theory is not in line with previous facts or details please share as im pretty confident this is the answer to the puzzle, and I believe just about everything can be reconciled using this theory.

Just Shmooze / Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« on: April 04, 2019, 01:25:46 AM »
The people that keep comparing LSD to DMT simply dont even know what DMT is but feel super confident about their responses...
Let me explain a few pivotal diffrences, when a person takes DMT they are totally unconcious and appear to be in a sleep like state, when they wake up its effects are gone, nobody walking around like lunatics on DMT the way LSD used.
DMT is not addictive (Physically or pyschologically) or habit forming, studies taken from people that use it found no results of negative side effects, but most users found an increase positive effect in their search for self actualization.
DMT is NOT like acid that gives many people permanent altered perceptions of reality, but rather is only said to sometimes cause issues in users who previously suffered from mental illness but has not been found AT ALL to cause it in the first place.
Synesthesia is something you can experience on DMT which is super fascinating, and being that all negative effects of LSD are eliminated with DMT I thought it maybe worth considering, as someone who does not use drugs and never has used drugs.

Just Shmooze / Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« on: April 03, 2019, 07:08:16 PM »
DMT is a category of its own, natural pyschedelics have been used by some of the biggest Kabbalists in their attemts to reach high meditative states.
The pineal gland is one of the most misunderstoon or just simply not studied parts of the body, with referances in Kabbalah with some sources tying in the placement of the Tefillin directly above the pineal gland is not a coincedence..but to simply say that trying DMT is the same as a drug seeker using his acid is simply uneducated.

Just Shmooze / Re: Anyone here watch Suits?
« on: April 03, 2019, 12:23:03 AM »
IMO much better, just the whole theme is better and Damian Lewis ahhh..but agree on the "less kosher" part.

Just Shmooze / Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha
« on: April 02, 2019, 11:57:02 PM »
I'm assuming most of you don't know too much about Dimeththyltryptamine, better known as DMT, but I'm hoping their are some people who are familiar and might be able to add their opinions on the matter.
To cut straight to the point, I was considering going on a vacation to Australia where they have licensed regulated clinics where one can have a DMT experience.
Is their ANY reason to think that this can possibly be problematic according to halacha?
From what I understand their are tribes that use DMT in their rituals but I don't see why that would make it assur being that this would not involve any religious ritual and would be conducted in a private clinic, so if certain religious groups used alcohol I find it hard to believe that it would render alcohol assur to use...
Anyone hear anything specific in regards to this subject?

(P.s. The DMT expierance is a purely spiritual one, and in today's day and age with almost complete hester panim, that even a "Dybbuk" was known to be a normal occurrence is no longer happening, it is as if hashem specifically does not want any supernatural phenomenon to be occurring as to amplify the hastaras panim of our generation, so for me to expierance an out of body feeling is something I am fascinated by and would love to do if it was not halachicaly problematic)

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