- Flawed Arguments 2
- Moshe Ben-Chaim
- Reader: I
am impressed! You seem to be able to logically disprove the concept of
gilgul that some of the greatest of rishonim - like Ramban (intro to
Iyov and on Iyov 33:19), Rabbeinu Bachya (Kad HaKemach pp 150-151,
153), Abarbanel (on yibum), Rav Chasdai Crescas (end of Or Hashem) -
accepted. Your ability to be machria in hashkafic matters and declare
other opinions illogical places you among the greatest of Jewish
thinkers. Praiseworthy is the generation that has merited to have you
display with such certitude the wrongness of those rishonim on the
- Mesora: So,
you then deride all the other Rishonim who reject gilgul.
- Unfortunately, quoting sources was not a
method used to decide fact, even by those who you quote! They used
reason. Why not follow those you quote, and use reason to determine
your views, instead of hiding behind reputations.
- I would like to hear your rational explanation
of gilgul. You have read mine, so you have material to work from. Show
me my error.