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comment Sifrei Mussar/Machshava/Avodah from the Rishonim
@mevaqesh This does not appear to be a matter of academic debate. Encyclopedia Judaica, Otzar Yisroel, and others repeat the standard attribution to the Rosh. It seems that those who challenge this base themselves on some apparent conflicts between statements in OC and the Rosh's other seforim, and in that regard the methodology of the Chida was certainly more than sufficient. The TYT's opinion is particularly significant in that he was a major authority on the Rosh. The אורחות חיים להרא"ש המבואר has an appendix that addresses possible contradictions.
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comment Sifrei Mussar/Machshava/Avodah from the Rishonim
@mevaqesh Unfortunately, that particular volume is not fully available at Hebrewbooks.org. However, the TOC does not mention any article on the topic. I am aware that there are those who have questioned the attribution of this sefer to the Rosh, but the mere fact that such questions have been raised is hardly basis for making a factual assertion that the sefer is not from the Rosh, especially given that this attribution has been made by many, many major figures including the Tosafos Yom Tov, the Shaagas Aryeh, the Seder HaDoros, the Chida, and, in modern times, R' Chaim Kanievsky.
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comment Sifrei Mussar/Machshava/Avodah from the Rishonim
@mevaqesh As I pointed out at the beginning of the answer, this is an excerpt from a larger piece of work of mine, and there are indeed some acharonim in the list. I would be interested in learning your basis for saying that Orchos Chaim L'HaRosh was not written by the Rosh.
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comment How do we know that God exists?
@user6591 In Sulam Beis El, printed at the beginning of his Siddur, in the first section of חווק ב'. You can read the full quote in my blog post shesileizeisim.blogspot.com/2012/01/…
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comment Why is the Mesillas Yesharim so popular and accepted?
@mevaqesh It appears to be primarily a very well attested oral tradition. See here and here for some examples.
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comment Is there a reason to cover your yawn?
Daft, one is not supposed to pass gas while praying, and it is indeed worse than yawning. Covering with your hand doesn't help. torah.org/advanced/mishna-berura/S103.html
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