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The Gemara states about r Yosef who was blind that he wondered wether he got more reward because he was blind non obligated and did them anyways or less reward because he was non obligated and so doing them was easier like when mom asks you I clean your room you don't want to but a day later you decide on your own that you want a clean room. What changed? ...


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What Rambam means by saying that Halacha is undisputed, is that its existence is undisputed, not its interpretation. He states it very clearly in his Hakdama Lamishna: Whenever one of chazal would have said that he had recieved a Halacha from his rabbi - the argument was shut. everyone accepted without arguing. The discussion about the interpretation of ...


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Rav Belsky, shlit"a, explicitly declares his reasoning in the letter: ...a tiny possibility of ספק is introduced so that the odds of the melocho being completed is reduced somewhat or delayed minimally. This concept has no place in Halacha. My understanding is that his reasoning is not that different from the general principle that we are not concerned ...


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He also signed on this letter, which allows for grama devices in hospitals.


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I'd say if an average human, using an average human brain and eye, can't figure out the pattern, that's good enough. Rabbi Asher Weiss discusses the criteria of "does an unaided human notice it?" with regards to triggering some change deep instead some semiconductor someplace that I'd never notice. He points out that I may not drag a heavy bench on shabbos ...


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It's generally understood that the Mishna Torah was Rambam's last -- and therefore greatest -- work. We assume that he changed his mind over time from his responsa-writing period to when he wrote the Yad HaChazaka (i.e. Mishna Torah). (Though much ink has been spilled about his responsum allowing conversion to Islam rather than death, vs. the Yad's ...


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R. David Yoef in the introduction to the P'er Hador edition of Rambam's responsa quotes many who value the MT over the responsa, including the Rashba, in addition to citing some who hold the opposite, such as the Radvaz.



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