I understand (from simla chadasha 1.5 ) I need kabolo for shehita (I am not allowed to shecht without permission from a Rav, the rabonim made a hairum that people are not allowed to shecht without kabolo) But do I need one for bedika (the mitzva of the checking of the lungs)?
Or something similar to it

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    It's hard to call checking the lungs a Mitzva. It's more a coincidence of the current local average bovine health situation. In a different time or place or species, it could be other things (or none) that need to be checked.
    – Double AA
    Feb 8, 2016 at 20:24
  • @DoubleAA D"n I will send you a source that it is a mitzva dirabonon
    – hazoriz
    Feb 8, 2016 at 20:25
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    @DoubleAA mate osher 18.2 - 39.3 please tell me if I am wrong (as you probably will anyway)
    – hazoriz
    Feb 8, 2016 at 20:39
  • What did observant Jews do in isolated locations hundreds of years ago?
    – JJLL
    Feb 8, 2016 at 23:26
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    @JJLL Received permission from there rabbis or the decree forbidding it did not reach them (so they did not have to keep it)
    – hazoriz
    Feb 8, 2016 at 23:28

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The Shulchan Aruch states clearly that the same requirement for kabala applies to checking the lungs.

  • Where does the SA mention any sort of kabbalah at all? Do you mean Rema?
    – Oliver
    Oct 8, 2017 at 15:17
  • Yes, in the rema on sif alef. Sorry, I meant “the Shulchan Aruch” as in the Sefer, as opposed to the author. I’m used to referring to the beis Yosef as the mechaber. I’ll try to be more specific in the future. Oct 8, 2017 at 15:24
  • @DovidShaffier Understood. I was being specific bec particularly in this regard (kabbalah) Ashkenazi tradition was different than Sephardic.
    – Oliver
    Oct 8, 2017 at 16:25

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