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    View on Studying Apikorsus

    What was the Rebbe’s view on studying Apikorsus? Why wasn't the study of alternate theologies acceptable, especially in today’s age of diversity? Full Story

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    SAME WITH THE COLLEGE
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    SAME WITH THE COLLEGE

    Same thing probably goes for college, for all those who think its ok now a days to got to college!

    So true!
    Guest
    So true!

    “Unfortunately, many parents do not realize how they are using their own children as guinea pigs for dangerous experimentations, etc.”

    Query.
    Guest
    Query.

    So what does qualify someone to learn/research these things?

    are we all just supposed to believe without questioning?

    To #3
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    To #3

    I don’t know the exact answer but I believe that first we must learn the entire Torah. Once that’s done you can ask the question.

    To #4
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    To #4

    The Torah is infinite making it impossible for anyone to learn its entirety, so what is meant by one “first we must learn the entire Torah?”

    Questioning
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    Questioning

    Learning apikorsus is not questioning. It is tearing apart. If one has questions, there are many Torah books that he can find answers in.
    The Tzemach Tzedek said about the Rambam’s learning philosophy that “he had an iron stomach, and was able to eat snakes.” Most people are not close to the Rambam.

    To #3, #4, #5
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    To #3, #4, #5

    Exactly, the Torah is infinite. When youv’e finished understaning the Torah, then you can move on to other subjects that are not essential. And no, your’e not supposed to believe without questioning – in fact the holiday of Pesach is all about questioning our Mesorah (with the intent to try and understand it – obviously not questioning out of spite). That said, you still keep the Torah before you understand it, like you take the pill that your doctor prescribes even though you may not yet understand how or why it works. You rely on the Jewish tradition of yore,… Read more »

    to #3
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    to #3

    Isn’t that what faith is?

    Qualifications
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    Qualifications

    A qualification to learn such stuff would be a horaah from the Rebbe to learn such stuff, like Rabbi Immanuel Schochet had.
    The question going forward is who will be the one for the next generation.
    L’choorah it will be someone steeped in Torah who for whatever reasons comes in contact with people who need answers and he then recieves a Psak from a Rav to go forward and study such matters in order to be able to respond to such people.

    A disease
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    A disease

    If you are on the level of R’ Yaakov Immanuel Shochet, who may study apikorsus so he can tell apikorsim how wrong they are, then you can study it. I did not grow up frum. I graduated from an Ivy League college that required one year of studying true “apikorsus.” I can tell you that studying true apikorsus and becoming frum later is like being cured of a chronic disease L”A but still having lifelong mild disabilities as a result. The garbage, and that is what it is – garbage – I learned stays in my system and muddles my… Read more »

    to # 8
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    to # 8

    Yes for Christians
    Jews are supposed to ask (with intent to understand).
    Not asking means not getting answers.
    However questions just to be a Smart Alec are just excuses to do what you want.

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