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I always assumed the motivation was to provide information from a diversity of posekim, when they differ on something, so that readers will be aware that there are varying opinions/traditions. An extreme version of this is an edition of Kitzur Shulchan Aruch compiled by R' Mordechai Eliyahu that includes glosses with the opinions of the Mishna Berura and ...


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I suspect that that refers to the Chazon Ish. The letters fit, and the Chazon Ish's rulings are often quoted alongside those of the Mishna Berura.


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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.


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The Aruch HaShulchan O.C. 207:2 defends and prefers the Mishna Brurah's nusach. The argument for the Mem is that in several places in the Torah we find Nefesh followed by a masculine verb, because when referring to the whole person, of which the Nefesh is a part, then the masculine should be used. Only when refering to the Nefesh distinctly as the part of a ...


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I have heard the same rumour. I found the following by Rav Aviner. He was asked that whether the Kiddush cup of the Chafetz Chaim was like the measurement of Ha-Rav Chaim Naeh and not like that of the Chazon Ish.   His answer was This is brought by Ha-Rav Moshe Karp as testified by the Chafetz Chaim's grandson, Ha-Rav Hillel Zacks, the Rav of the ...


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First of all, there's no rule that all of the litvishe Ashkenazim have to follow the Mishna Berura. It was very well accepted, but deciding on each halacha is a very complicated matter, and on every page of the Dirshu or Oz VeHadar versions of the Mishna Berurah you can find places where later poskim have disagreed and where certain rulings of the Mishna ...


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This is an oversimplification, but the question is also very general. I will preface with another two questions. Why is it that if someone rules according to Beis Shamai, or for that matter any opinion in the gemara that we don't rule with he is chastised, even when being stringent, but when it comes to geonim and rishonim there is an allowance to use other ...


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I think כף החיים might be the best analogy. example page


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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 ...


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WAF, with lack of time in the day for 3 halacha sedarim. Most will learn a sefer which is in line with their Yeshiva's path (commonly MB nowadays) or the Aruch haShulchan which provides good background and chidushim. However, they would like to know if there are dissenting opinions among the other big Halachic rulers. A quick footnote allows for that.


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Speaking only of the various printings of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, the reason why it is usually printed with footnotes is because those footnotes are intended to tell us about other poskim we usually hold like (in preference to the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch). The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch is so prevalant because it's a convenient summary of a lot of halacha (fits ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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The של׳ה found in שער האותיות ק׳ קדושה אות כ׳ח says מפני שפגם הלבנה גרמה האשה הראשונה דהיינו חטא חוה. This is different than the מגן אברהם's wording מפני שהם גרמו פגם הלבנה. The של׳ה can be understood as saying the exact opposite, that the מיעוט הלבנה is connected to causing the original sin. I don't have an out right proof but if you read the section in the ...


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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$.


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Another good reason is to help people who are learning for the Semikha exams, both in the Israeli Rabbinate(and quite probably other places as well) where they expect to you know what the major Mahlokets of the previous generations were, and if possible where modern posking fall out on the issue. If you are not fluent in the all the dissenting opinions, and ...


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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 ...


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As far as #2, the Chazon Ish actually quoted and adressed the Mishna Berurah extensively, therefore his hasagos and sometimes other chidushim are printed along with it. He never focused on the Aruch Hashulchan so his chidushim have no place in the Aruch Hashulchan. Regarding #1 which was answered many times over I will add that the world has evolved who ...


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The motivation behind these footnoting IS LHAGDIL TORAH, make the Torah more expansive to give people more to talk about and more angles to come from on a single idea. The reason someone just cut out the middle man and print an Aruch Hashulchan with the Chazon Ish is that they sometimes do things like that and it's a worthwhile project to to take on, much ...


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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.


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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 ...


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You can find it in many libraries worldwide.


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The wikisource is incomplete. For anything else, there are scanned copies on Hebrewbooks: MB Chelek 1 http://hebrewbooks.org/14170 MB Chelek 2 http://hebrewbooks.org/14164 MB Chelek 3 http://hebrewbooks.org/14171 MB Chelek 4 http://hebrewbooks.org/40448 MB Chelek 5 http://hebrewbooks.org/14169 MB Chelek 6 http://hebrewbooks.org/14166


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The chassidim in communities i know, this means poskim and dayanim, who bishita don't view the mishna berurah as the posek achron rely upon the rav shulchan aruch. This is a general attitude, not limited to satmar.


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It means "known sins". The article is saying that if the talmud chacham knows that he has sinned, then he must fast (to help atone for his sins).


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Yalkut Yosef. It is an authoritative, contemporary work of Halakha, providing a detailed explanation of the Shulchan Aruch.


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Mishna Berura Tiferet Hamizrach is a project that has started a few years ago. So far there is one volume on Chanuka. There is a team of Talmidei Chachomim working on it and they anticipate having the entire Mishna Berura over the coming years. This includes the following Sefardi Poskim. פרי חדש, ברכי יוסף ומחזיק ברכה, מאמר מרדכי, מטה יהודה, שולחן גבוה, רוח ...


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This stems from lack of independent psak and dependence on other poskim. Earlier Rishonim Rif and Rambam, for example rarely quote others. THus they will be more meikel since at most they only need to worry about one opinion (their own). Later poskim tend to be more reliant and hence need to consider more possible opinions and be machmir based on the ...


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You should try the Sefer Yalkut Yosef written by the current Israeli Chief Rabbi. Although he's Sefardi he quotes all the Shitos!


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I've been in a Yeshiva with Satmar guys. By Halacha Seder they learnt Mishnah Berira. Reb Leibel Willger isn't Satmar but he uses Mishnah Berira all the time!



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