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I would like to compile an extensive list of Biblical laws that are debated by current halachik authorities in the Orthodox community as to whether or not they are Biblical laws, Ribbinic laws, or simply permissible.

I understand that many potentially-Biblical laws have been debated, and sometimes settled in the Talmud, Rishonim, and halachik codifiers over the ages. I am interested to know which potentially-Biblical laws are still debated by Rabbis or communities today, that can lead to differences of practice.

I am not interested in Rabbinic laws or customs (i.e. definitely not Biblical according to all authorities); there are thousands of disputes concerning those. I want to know about Biblical laws, which seem to have fewer debates within the Orthodox community.

  • (a) Do you mean that you are looking for discussions of the differences between the counts (of Rambam, Ramban, etc.) of the Mitzvot min ha-Torah? (b) "I understand that many potentially-Biblical laws have been debated, and sometimes settled, in the Talmud ...". You understand from whom, where (especially concerning debates in the Talmud, as to whether something is a Biblical law)? – Tamir Evan Feb 1 '15 at 16:41
  • Why did you delete this? It's a reasonable question. – msh210 Feb 1 '15 at 16:43
  • I don't know if the other question is the same, because that question is looking for permissible vs, Biblical, whereas I'm looking for permissible, Rabbinic, and Biblical. Also, my question is a lot simpler, universal, and clearer than his roundabout, limited, and confusing question. – Emet v'Shalom Feb 1 '15 at 16:48
  • When you say "Biblical laws", do you mean Mitzvot, or more general Halakhot? (My previous comment understood you to mean the former, but the discussion around the linked question suggests the latter.) – Tamir Evan Feb 1 '15 at 17:01

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