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There is a dispute in the gemara Shabbos 151b, Nidda 61b: מצות בּטלו לעתיד לבוא whether mitzvot will still be obligated in the future time of תחית המתים, resurrection of the dead. However Tosfos in Nidda prove that Mitzvos will still be binding. And theologically this is the mainstream belief. However there is a dispute if the gemara should even ...


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I don't recall seeing this particular issue addressed, although it may be explicit, but there is a very similar point made in Hilchos Birchas Hamazon. The Tur in Orach Chaim siman 188 and explained in the Aruch Hashulchan there addresses the issue that Birchas Hamazon is of biblical origin, and yet we find a plea for the rebuilding of Jerusalem as well as a ...


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I asked a similar question to a prominent Israeli Mechaber-Sefarim. He said there is no problem of following one Rabbi in one topic or sub-topic (such as the Brachah on cake) and another Rabbi in another topic or sub-topic (such as shinui makom - a change of place in regards to Brachos). If you follow two different Poskim with-in the same sub-topic, you ...


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Different halachos which depend upon social standards would use different standards... Bishul Ma'achal Ben Drosai is a standard to determine whether something is cooked enough for Shabbos, and Ben Drosai was a single person (or a small group of crooks) who ate blue-rare meat! Conversely, Mishamer only applies if the drink isn't considered potable by the ...


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The question of when you say the beracha on shabbat candles (before or after you light) is a situation where there are two opinions about how to do it. According to each opinion, if you do it the other way, then you're over on an issur d'oraita. According to the Rema, you're supposed to say the beracha after you light. If you say the beracha before you ...


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Besides for the difference in applying identical methodologies detailed by @y.lub there are also differing methodologies used. For example, Rambam relied heavily on the Talmud Yerushalmi while most other Rishonim ruled almost exclusively from the Talmud Bavli. Furthermore, some poskim rely more on their own conclusion based on Gemara, others (admittedly ...


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+1 excellent question. This topic is one of the reasons I enjoy learning so much. There are a number of variables that can go into a difference in opinions in Halacha. Starting with the earlier sources, variant readings in the Gemara and different interpretations of what exactly is going on in the Gemara and how to resolve contradictions will affect ...


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Shabbos 113a says that one may not prepare the bedspreads from Shabbos to Motzei Shabbos. מציעין את המיטות מלילי שבת לשבת, אבל לא משבת למוצאי שבת Mishnas Avraham in the Semag - volume 2 - 71 quoting the Raavad regarding cleaning dishes from Shabbos for the weekday says it is forbidden as it is exerting oneself for the weekday. I do not think this is a ...


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The Rambam in hilchos Talmud Torah says that a person should divide up his time learning into thirds: 1/3 written Torah, 1/3 oral Torah, and 1/3 of understanding how to understand and live Torah, and as far as what is mutar and what is assur. A person obviously doesn't know all the Halacha of everything all the time, and still, the Rambam says to divide ...


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The early authorities state that one may not bring a chicken to a Rabbi, hear it is treif, and then go to another Rabbi and ask again. The authorities debate if this applies to theoretical questions, or only to a specific object. (I.e. is it an issue gavra or an issue cheftza?) They are only debating the case of a questioner asking a specific question to a ...


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Put quite simply, the Rambam's Mishneh Thorah is not only the most complete, but the most simple and easily understood of codified halakhah ever written. Although he is often portrayed as an innovator when it comes to codification, this is simply untrue. Rather, he should be properly seen as capstone - the makeh be-faTish as it were - in this endeavor. ...


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Put quite simply, the Rambam's Mishneh Thorah is not only the most complete, but the most simple and easily understood of codified halakhah ever written. Although he is often portrayed as an innovator when it comes to codification, this is simply untrue. Rather, he should be properly seen as capstone - the makeh be-faTish as it were - in this endeavor. ...



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