[Avodah] Why Lie When Truth Can Also Achieve Peace

Arie Folger afolger at aishdas.org
Wed Jan 2 14:01:37 PST 2013

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM, Zev Sero <zev at sero.name> wrote:
> There are enough references to "seeing with ruach hakodesh".  Do your
> own Googling.

Actually, googling for that phrase brings up - after a Wikipedia
article - 12-14 Christian sites, then a site mentioning R' Aryeh
Kaplan's writings on the topic (which does not mention seeing). The
next link is actually very interesting, bringing sources on RhK, and
none of them AFAI could see while skimming, says anything about seeing
with RhK. Rather, different sources, including Ramban, Ritva and
Divrei Chaim, all understand RhK as a kind of deeper intellect which
allows to better be guided, better understand.

The only site I found which has ruach hakodesh as anything approaching
your definition is a Chabad site quoting the late RMMS.

Could it be that you assumed matter of factly that the statements from
Baati leGani are uncontroversially accepted by all and taken directly
from Chazal in such a manner as to not leave any reasonable
possibility to disagree?
Arie Folger

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