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Socrates' "Twin Brother" by Alon Lipschitz (Translated Guest Post)

Updated: Feb 13

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The guest writer. Photo by Alon Lipschitz

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(Translated by Mr. Tomasio Rubinshtein to English. Hebrew Below עברית מטה)


Socrates proved to the common man that they are ignorant,

As the knowledge the common man attributes to himself,

And is convinced that what he knows belongs only to delusion.

Hence, they are ignorant.

And while Socrates, who knew how to ask,

Even if he knew that he lacked all the answers,

Obtained through questions and his wisdom.

He understands that wisdom is the ability to ask for clarification.

That's how the wise are also measured in Passover's Haggadah.

The opposite of the wise is he who does not know how to ask.

And while the evil is ignorant,

Because he attributes himself,

A non-existent wisdom.

And the naive asks incorrectly, and thus is wrong,

Even in the right question;

A wisdom that is the delusion of their passion, none more.

He asks a question he understands, and one of the wise knows how to ask it.

The real answer is never found in the three boys mentioned in the Haggadah.

And Socrates was the wisest of men.

I bet Jethro from the Bible was his "twin brother."

And only Moses saw the truth.

The truth is that man cannot know any truth.

And when he fully understood his ignorance,

He becomes the greatest of prophets.

And thus he understood the Torah fully.

That only it brings men closer,

To a reality of truth.

And the Torah is full of anecdotes.

And what a man does and says,

Determines whether this world is false or true.

And be a man who judges all his or her deeds.

And only the brain is a tool and a space for the Torah.

התאום של סוקרטס (בעברית, ע"י אלון ליפשיץ)

סוקרטס הוכיח לאיש הפשוט שהוא בור. כי היידע שהאדם הפשוט מייחס לעצמו ומשוכנע שהוא יודע, שייך רק לדימיון. ועל כן הוא הבור. ואילו סוקרטס שידע לשאול גם כשידע שאינו יודע כלל את התשובות, רכש בשאלות את כל חוכמתו. והיא שאינו יודע כלל דבר על האמת. שכן ידע שהחוכמה היא לדעת מה לשאול.

בכך נבחן גם החכם בהגדה של פסח. וההפך מהחכם הוא זה שאינו יודע כלל לשאול. ואילו הרשע הוא הבור, שכן הוא מייחס לעצמו חוכמה שאינה קיימת. חוכמה שהיא דימיון תאוותיו בלבד. והתם שואל אך טועה בהגות, ועל כן טועה גם בשאלת השאלה הנכונה. שאלה שאותה מבין ויודע החכם לשאול. ותשובה אמיתית לעולם לא מצוייה בבנים שבהגדה.

וסוקרטס היה החכם שבאדם. אני סבור שיתרו מהתורה היה אחיו התאום... ורק משה ראה כל האמת. והיא שאין האדם מסוגל לדעת כלל שום אמת. וכשידע בוודאות מוחלטת שאינו יודע על האמת דבר הפך מייד לגדול הנביאים. ועל כן גילה את התורה בשלמותה. שרק היא מקרבת האדם לדבקות במציאות שכולה אמת. והתורה היא כולה מצוות מעשיות. ומה שאדם עושה ומדבר מכריע עולם הזה לשקר או לאמת.

והיה האדם שופט כל מעשיו בכל רגע ורגע בתורת משה. ורק השכל הוא כלי ומשכן לתורה.

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I made a comment on Socrates and got this response: "It looks like you don't have the right permissions to publish that comment." Just what kind of website are you managing? Are you interested in philosophy and its study?

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Hello again, sir. I was told by WIX support that the ability to comment is working fine for you. It could be a local problem on your end. They told me to refer you to this link, in order to prevent further problems regarding this subject. I hope it will help you. Regards.

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roland leblanc
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06 abr 2023

I wonder how you do explain that: '' I bet Jethro from the Bible was his "twin brother."''; and, are you using gematria in order to explain this statement?

Thanks for getting back to me!


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I asked the writer who Jethro was. He told me that Jethro was Moses' advisor, who experienced "every type of peganism". He basically experienced any beliefs that he could, until he determined, in his eyes, that the God of Israel is true. He was, therefore, Socrates' "twin" because he made as much effort as he could to find the truth.

Please note that the material isn't pro-Judaism, even though it sounds like it. After all it's written that the truth might as well never be known.

No gametria was used by either of us.

Thanks for commenting. Do you have any further questions?

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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