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The Lubavitcher Rebbe says that he was worthy that his sefer was accepted by all Jews since he was "a man who wanted life" (Ish Ha-chofetz Chaim). The Lubavitcher Rebbe there suggested that people learn Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim, the Rama, the Nosei Keilim, Alter Rebbe's Shulchan Aruch (the Shulchan Aruch Harav) and the Mishna Brura.


On a less miraculous note, the ibn Ezra (Shemos 20:1)rejects a literal reading of the chazal that shamor and zachor were said simultaneously. In a lengthy piece, he promotes the idea that words embody meaning and when there is a quote of someone where words are added to the quote, or changed, this is not a contradiction. The quote is merely elaborating on ...


In general, one is not allowed to rule on a halachik quandary in place of his Rabbi. (What exactly is defined as 'in his place' is a separate discussion.) The Shulchan Aruch YD 242:9 rules like the Ri as quoted in Haghot Maimoniot 5:3 in Hilchot Talmud Torah that: כל הכתוב בספרים מפסקי הגאונים יכול להורות בימי רבו, רק לא יורה דבר מלבו ולא יסמוך על ...


I think there may be a number of factors that led to the Mishnah Berurah becoming the accepted work in many circles. In each topic, the aruch hashulchan presents the whole sugya, which makes it better for someone learning, but not as quick if you just want the final halacha. The mishnah berurah separates out the discussion part, so its quicker to see the ...


The Ish Masliah version would probably be what you're looking for. It brings when the Kaf HaHaim disagrees with the M"B, when Hacham Ovadia and also Rav Moshe Lewi disagree as well. As well as many other great features Here it is online for around 90$.


The Mishna Berura Oz WeHadar that it is split into many volumes has these features: Biurim- explanation of the words of the Shulhan Aruch, Rama, and Mishna Berura including the relevant sources from the Gemara and Rishonim. Biurei HaHalacha- explanation of the words of the Biurei Halacha includingthe relevant sources from the Gemara and Rishonim. Tsiyunim ...


There is a new Mishna Berura Tiferes Hamizrach - with all the Sefardi Poskim - published by Zundel Berman. So far it is only available on Hilchos Chanuka from volume 6, however the author is planning on doing the entire Mishna Berura over the next few years. Can be purchased at Hamefitzim or Mekor Judaica.


Tehilim 62:12 says: God spoke one thing, I heard two, for God has strength. Rashi says: ...our Sages interpreted it as referring to [the maxim that] “Remember” and “Keep” were stated in a single utterance. See also Rashi Shemot 20:8. In fact, Rashi (Shemot 20:1) says that all the 10 Commandments were originally said simultaneously, and ...


Just to add another point, the Mishna Berurah is the most comprehensive work in terms of analyzing all the different opinions both in the Rishonim and in the commentaries of the Shulchan Aruch and other Halachic works, and he addresses almost every issue and difficulty that arises when one learns a siman in Shulchan Aruch in depth. In this regard, his work ...

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