[Avodah] Why Lie When Truth Can Also Achieve Peace

Arie Folger afolger at aishdas.org
Tue Jan 1 22:07:43 PST 2013

On Jan 1, 2013 11:39 PM, "Zev Sero" <zev at sero.name> wrote:
> 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.

That's your statement. Can you please back this up with Chazal? Or at least
a Rishon?

mit freundlichen Gren,
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Arie Folger
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