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M"B 25:42 makes it clear that we always follow Gemara over Zohar. And we similarly follow Bavli over Yerushalmi (as is clear from the Hirhurim article quoted in this related discussion).

However, do we follow Zohar or Yerushalmi?

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related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/3826/759 – Double AA Jun 20 '12 at 6:15
Could you give an example of something that differs between Zohar and Yerushalmi but does not appear in Bavli? – yoel Jun 20 '12 at 7:24
@Yoel wearing tefilin during chol hamoed – avi Jun 20 '12 at 7:42
@yoel Yerushalmi Moed Katan 3:4 Rosh Hilchot Tefillin 16 – sam Jun 20 '12 at 15:12
@yoel The question is mostly about how the Shulchan Aruch and other poskim decide the halachah. But it's possible that there will be an area not covered by the Shulchan Aruch (e.g. Zeraim) in which there is a dispute as well. – b a Jun 20 '12 at 16:26
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According to Harav Yishak Yosef Shelit"a (En Yishak vol. 1 pg. 334) we follow the Yerushalmi over the Zohar.

Sources to support: Petah Hadvir 46c, Sede Hemed Kelale HaPoskim 2:5, Yabia Omer vol. 4 pg 39a).

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So does he rule to wear Tefillin on Chol haMoed in accordance with the Yerushalmi and against the Zohar? – Double AA Oct 15 '13 at 5:16
Maran writes not to wear and the minhag was not to anyways. – Hacham Gabriel Oct 20 '13 at 3:22
I know that. But you said that Rav Yitzchak Yosef held to follow the Yerushalmi over the Zohar. So does he really hold that? (Incidentally, it's more like "Maran writes not to wear because the minhag was not to anyways" than "Maran writes not to wear and the minhag was not to anyways".) – Double AA Oct 20 '13 at 3:35
You have a good question sorry for oversimplfying. Ill bn look it up. – Hacham Gabriel Oct 20 '13 at 3:38
@DoubleAA it could take precedence in theory while practically speaking there is still (for those that go like this) a Shulchan Aruch to follow even if it ignores this klal (or in fact ignores his -- the shulchan aruch's -- own klalim!) – Yehoshua Apr 24 at 15:06

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