hashkafah-philosophy

  1. Is Hashem polite?

  2. Are professor Daniel Boyarin's writings about the messiah supported in traditional Jewish sources?
  3. Why do Jews believe the entire Torah, as opposed to parts or most, was given by God to Moses?

  4. How do we know that God exists?

  5. Who compared "the ox that gores the cow" to "I am Hashem Your G-d"?

  6. Does the Zodiac really have influence on our lives?
  7. Why is the heart labeled the seat of emotion?

  8. Bereishit vs. science
  9. Women in Leadership Roles

  10. How do I get myself to yearn for moshiach if I'm comfortable in the diaspora?

  11. What exactly is the judgement of Rosh Hashanah?
  12. Why does G-d reward reshaim in this world to punish them in the next, if He is good?
  13. Does G-d control all things all the time?

  14. 'Remarrying' Hashem After Divorce

  15. Why does the Torah mention the lineage of Yishma'el and Esav?

  16. In what ways was Maimonides an influence on Spinoza?

  17. Why is being religious a duty if God chose to not have a proof to his existence in this world?
  18. Do communal and individual prayers correspond to different sacrifices?
  19. Looking for a text by Yosef Perl (a parodist of Rebbe Nachman)
  20. Whose side Rachel and Leah were on?
  21. Yesh Me'Ayin - A transformation from a state of ‘nothing’ to ‘something’

  22. Why do we count years from the date of Creation?

  23. Possibility of Positive Payoff to the Passed

  24. Conversion: If G-d really wanted me to be a Jew (and observe mitzvot), why was I not born into a Jewish family
  25. Why would a Jewish woman marry through a religious ceremony, knowing she risks becoming an agunah for life?

  26. Is AGI possible according to Judaism?

  27. Can one reach the point where he can no longer do teshuvah?

  28. Why did not our forefathers consult Hashem in conflict situations?

  29. Rogaine or hair loss medications

  30. Was Judaism always monotheistic?

  31. Vegetarianism versus Bal Tashchis?
  32. What status (if any) does a person suffering from depression have?

  33. Is one who maintains an agnostic belief called a min (heretic)
  34. To Confront or Not Confront...that is the question?

  35. How can we be sure that Judaism is true/the truth?
  36. Deviations of Ralbag from normative Jewish theology
  37. Belief in midrashim

  38. Jewish equivalent of Occam's razor

  39. How Does Ramban Understand Verse in Psalms About God's Pride?
  40. Virtual Avodah Zara

  41. Does Judaism consider women inferior?

  42. Consistent philosophy in the Shulchan Aruch

  43. What are some fundamental chasidic works of philosophy / theology?
  44. Is perpetual virginity or remaining unmarried superior to marriage?
  45. Why does the letter Hei stands for Shechinah
  46. A good maggid shiur who goes through an entire sefer of hashkafa

  47. Teshuvah: How to return or going back to one's true nature?

  48. Does Judaism permit sexual relationships outside of marriage?

  49. According to the Tanya, is one never permitted to be sad at all?
  50. What was the attitude of Chazal towards abstinence (asceticism, stoicism)?

  51. Free choice versus the Will of G-d

  52. I don't think I'm Jewish enough

  53. Divine Providence for individuals and purpose of Creation

  54. Why are we here if the chances are zero
  55. Who is Megilla 9a referring to?

  56. What does the Rambam say in regards to a sin having to happen?
  57. Mesilat Yesharim - What is a person's obligation
  58. Why can't I just do Judaism in my own way?

  59. Why did Hashem create only one planet (Earth) in the whole entire universe that can support intelligent life

  60. The truth does not depend on popular opinion?

  61. Origin of אין משיבין על ההגדה
  62. Do animals have a connection with God?

  63. If Hashem is All-Powerful, why can't he take on a physical form?

  64. What creates more dveikus, tefillah or learning?

  65. Is there any halachik basis for using "the big two" (shabbat and kosher) as a criteria for frumkeit?

  66. Where is it taught that Hashem doesn't give a person test that he can't overcome?

  67. The Meaning behind the Kaf

  68. Does Judaism kill the infidels?

  69. Judaism and Communism
  70. What is the Luz Bone?

  71. Why does the Hebrew alphabet not have letters representing vowels?

  72. What is the Halachic protocol for assessing an alleged Apikores?

  73. Is there a known distinction in Torah which refers to saying a Bracha over an act vs saying a Bracha of the results of an act?
  74. What is the purpose of life on this earth

  75. What is the machlokes between the Gra and Ba'al HaTanya?

  76. Whose life comes first? Apparently contradictory Rabbinical statements
  77. Morality before Sinai

  78. What is the spiritual root of the the desire for "news"
  79. What's the deal with moral relativism?

  80. Sending letters to the deceased

  81. Is the study of biblical criticism considered heresy according to Jewish law?

  82. Yom Yerushalayim and the seven weeks of sefira
  83. Why does the good inclination come in 13 years late?
  84. What is the source of hatred perceived by Jews in different parts of the world?

  85. What do you say on a person's 120th birthday?

  86. What does "to confuse the Satan" mean and why does it work?

  87. Why does 14 connect positive and negative commandments?

  88. Do Jewish scholars and/or Rabbis consider myths to be a violation of the second commandment?

  89. Does the concept of eternal damnation exist in Judaism?

  90. Difference between השקפה and מחשבה
  91. In Spirit or in letter of the law
  92. When Jews started to believe in reincarnation?

  93. What does it mean that God "remembers" something?
  94. Who is the author of "How to Get Deeper into Torah Without Falling Off the Deep End"?

  95. Why are there two worlds separate from one another
  96. "I never saw a tzaddik be abandoned..." - how do we understand this?

  97. What is 'Maaseh Satan'?

  98. Why is there no description of Olam Haba in the Torah?

  99. What is the reason we say שפך חמתך, pour out your wrath?

  100. What does Judaism say about meditation?