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The article cited in support of this idea is entitled "ופליגא במשנת הרמב"ם" and can be found in the work כתבים - הרב יוסף קאפח - חלק ב (p.577). The opening line of the original article is as follows: A central tenet which was handed down and accepted by the talmudic scholars of Yemen in the name of the geonim, according to what I heard from the mouth of ...


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Bnei Noach cannot "keep" a mitzvah as a mitzvah. All of humanity including bnei Yisrael were commanded in the sheva mitzvot bnei Noach(the seven laws of Noah). That doesn't mean they didn't do things that were similar or maybe even exactly like mitzvot today. Things started to change with Avraham(Nedarim 31) and no longer considered bnei Noach. For ...


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In the end of הלכות יסודי התורה - פרק שני the Rambam says: יב צִוּוּ חֲכָמִים הָרִאשׁוֹנִים שֶׁלֹּא לִדְרשׁ בִּדְבָרִים אֵלּוּ אֶלָּא לְאִישׁ אֶחָד בִּלְבַד וְהוּא שֶׁיִּהְיֶה חָכָם וּמֵבִין מִדַּעְתּוֹ וְאַחַר כָּךְ מוֹסְרִין לוֹ רָאשֵׁי הַפְּרָקִים וּמוֹדִיעִין אוֹתוֹ שֶׁמֶץ מִן הַדָּבָר וְהוּא מֵבִין מִדַּעְתּוֹ וְיֵדַע סוֹף הַדָּבָר וְעָמְקוֹ So ...


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The Shach Yoreh De'ah 183:4 understood the opinion of the Levush to be like the Rambam. However, the Shach himself notes that there is a contradiction within the Levush on this point, and many later Acharonim dispute the Shach's understanding of the Levush (Toras Hashelomim, Mekor Mayim Chaim, and others). The Meromei Sadeh to Niddah 39b s.v. פרש"י ...


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Rambam's position is rejected by all other Rishonim. The position of the other Rishonim is pretty well summarized by the Sefer HaChinuch which you can read here about half way down. Regarding the Chatam Sofer, he says: אי אפשר לעשות להרמב"ם אפילו סניף בעלמא כי שיטתו דחויה, ולא מצאנו ידינו ורגלינו ברוב הסוגיות So yes, Chatam Sofer rejected Rambam's ...


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The relevant statement is in his Pirush HaMishnayos 4:1: ואינו נמצא בידינו היום לפי שאין אנו יודעים לצובעו שאין כל מין תכלת בצמר נקרא תכלת אלא תכלת ידועה שאי אפשר לעשותה היום ועל כן אנו עושים בלבן לבדו And [Techeiles] is not found in our hands today because we do not know how to die it because not all types of Techeiles in wool are called Techeiles ...


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That is probably by Rabbi Yisrael Chaim Yosef Elyakim, (d. 1791), based on the information at Invaluable.com. You can see the original 400 page long work Shem Yosef here. Bio from HebrewBooks.com: Rabbi Yisrael Chaim Yosef Elyakim printed his work Shem Yosef in 1769 in Salonika. He was born in Sofia (Bulgaria) and died in Jerusalem on Rosh Chodesh Iyar ...



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