Are there any famous rishonim or achronim (outside of Yemen & besides the Rambam) who hold doing chalita to meat is necessary?

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    the Rambam in הלכות מאכלות אסורות פרק ו
    – user3113
    Apr 9, 2014 at 16:12
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    Even the Rambam didn't hold of it if you were roasting it or eating it raw. (And, no, the Rambam didn't live in Yemen.)
    – Double AA
    Apr 9, 2014 at 16:14
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    This question really needs some editing. First, the term requires definition. It is jargon without it. Second, the Yemenite requirement comes from the Rambam, so the question doesn't hold on its own. Third, famous is way too vague. Almost opinion based. Especially when discussing Achronim. Fourth a link which gives some background would be really helpful. Here is one: chayas.com/kosherissues.htm
    – Yishai
    Apr 9, 2014 at 16:17
  • @doubleaa , Igros Teiman,I believe he visited there before or lived there shortly don't remember,are you sure
    – sam
    Apr 9, 2014 at 16:59
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    @sam Well, ya, he wrote them a letter. I don't know of any evidence that he visited there
    – Double AA
    Apr 9, 2014 at 17:08

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The Sephardim who performed chalita don't do it anymore based on scientific basis. The machloket for hundreds of years was wether chalita was a requirement for kashering meat or it did the opposite and rendered it non-kosher. Science shows that chalita makes it impossible to ever kasher the meat. So to answer your question, nobody nowadays practices chalita

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    Your conclusion is simply false, as many Teimanim still do it.
    – Double AA
    Jun 8, 2014 at 14:25

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