[Avodah] Why Lie When Truth Can Also Achieve Peace

Zev Sero zev at sero.name
Tue Jan 1 14:39:02 PST 2013

On 1/01/2013 4:51 PM, Arie Folger wrote:
> What do you base that on? Prophecy and ruach hakodesh are not at the
> whims of the prophet. As Rambam explained, one can be ready for prophecy
> yet not get any.
> Wouldn't it make more sense to posit that one only sees what G"d wants
> to reveal to him? No X-Ray Rabbi.

Prophecy and Ruach Hakodesh are not the same thing.  Nevuah went away.
Ruach Hakodesh never went away; it's what tzadikim today have.  It's
not direct communication of information; it's an ability to see the
hidden truth.  So by default he would know everything that it's relevant
for him to know, unless Hashem specifically hides it from him.

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