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From the Sefer Mei Ber Mayim Chaim chapter 4: pg 85 it seems that it is referring to Rav Hai Gaon.


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Orthodox Jews live their lives based on rules explained/instituted by great Rabbis many years ago. Throughout the generations many learned people have continued to interpret and apply those laws. While in theory anyone could say anything they want today, people would only listen if you are learned, serious and respect precedent. While nowadays there is no ...


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As far as I know there are currently no rabbis who are actively involved in legislating rabbinc-level laws. Those laws were set in stone centuries ago. As DoubleAA mentioned in the comments on your question, rabbinic laws could theoretically be repealed by a court under certain circumstances; however, there is not currently a court as great as the Sanhedrin ...


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[R. Elazar Rokach (1665 - 1741)] served in a number of Polish communities, but is most famous for his rabbinate in Brody from 1714 to 1735, when he was called to serve as rabbi of Amsterdam. Upon arrival to this city, the Jewish community issued a coin in his honor. After a number of years, he decided to emigrate to the Holy Land. During Sukkot 1740 he ...


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The last Mishnah in Uktzin - perek 3 mishnah 12 - starts with a quotation from R' Yehoshua Ben Levi. Tosafos Yom Tov there says that according to the Rambam he is a Tanna. However, at the end of the Masechto, Tosafos Yom Tov disagrees and gives a reason why Rabeinu Hakodosh, the copiler of the Mishnah, put in this saying of R' Yehoshua Ben Levi, even though ...


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I live in the U.S. and have Semicha from R' Zalman Nechemia, so I feel qualified to share my experiences. I will preface that Rabbi Yirmiyahu Ullman was a tremendous help in providing information and assistance in terms of preparation and getting in to a meeting with the Rav. His Sefer on Basar v'Chalav and Hilchos Niddah, Iyunei De'ah, is built around R' ...


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I am a personal Talmid Of Rav Goldberg Shlit"a. I have been attending his Shiurim for over 8 years and had the pleasure of driving him over a 4 year period, he has also attended all of my family simchas (bris, wedding).we are very close. I have Semicha from him as well, yet never advertised it. Readers should be aware that his semicha means absoultley ...



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