I heard from some that the vilna gaon wrote a letter saying that if one doesn't learn zohar he shouldn't poskin halacha. where can I look to find this letter?

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    I have my doubts he wrote such a thing. What about the Rishonim that didn't see the Zohar, who made halachic rulings? – robev Feb 22 at 20:00
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    Hi and welcome to Mi Yodeya. We had somewhere a policy not to fiddle around with transliterations, but by not writing Hebrew words in a more or less usual way, you make it almost impossible for other users to find your posts on the site. – Kazi bácsi Feb 22 at 20:12
  • @robev ya that's why I wanted to find the original source of the letter, to see all of the qualifications, it could be he didn't say zohar explicitly, maybe he only said the deeper meanings of torah, maybe he only said in some cases etc., I have heard from a few different people on multiple occasions that some kind of response exists, but again I don't know the original source so all of the details could be clarified there – bluejayke Feb 22 at 20:18
  • The Gr"a never said that. You may be referring to a different comment attributed to the Gra that if someone thinks there is a stirah between nistar and nigleh then he probably does not understand either. – The GRAPKE Feb 22 at 22:48
  • @TheGRAPKE hmm interesting I haven't heard that before, but its possible, but I think this is different, I've heard people quote a letter from the Rebbe that mentions that the g"ra said [something along the lines of] someone who doesn't learn the deeper parts of Torah [and don't know exactly what that means, if only zohar, or kabbalah etc., which is why I Want to see the source], then he shouldn't pawskin halacha, I've personally heard it from at least 2 people, although I didn't ask them at the time where they heard it, I want to find the original source to see the context – bluejayke Feb 22 at 22:51

I haven't seen any quote from the GR"A that states that one shouldn't paskin, but he speaks about the importance of learning Kabbalah in Even Shleimah in 8,24 and 11,3 and in his commentary to Mishlei in 5,18

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