I am arguing with a friend about whether the Shulchan Aruch, being Sepharadi, weighed Sepharadi poskim higher than Ashkenazi ones. The above question came up.

  • The rule which he wrote in his hakdama ,is he goes after majority of the 3,but we see that he paskens somtimes like the Rambam stam
    – sam
    Jan 5, 2017 at 17:53
  • And sometimes he goes after the minhag, regardless of the majority or the Rambam, but that was not my question.
    – B111
    Jan 5, 2017 at 17:56
  • Also why are you considering the Rosh as a Ashkenazi ,he was became Rav in Spain and had what to do with the Rashba,even though he learnt ny the Mahrahm.
    – sam
    Jan 5, 2017 at 18:10
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    Wouldn't you need to also inquire if he ever ruled with any of those 3 against the other two? Would it matter if there were different amounts of times that he ever chose to follow a single opinion? Dioraisa's or DiRabanan's? Lichatchila or Bidieved? I think any source you get won't settle your argument.
    – user6591
    Jan 5, 2017 at 18:11

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The Shulchan Arukh (OC 259:1) rules like Rosh, against Rif and Rambam, that wool shearings used to insulate a pot before Shabbat are not Muktza even if they weren't designated as insulation as long as they weren't designated as a commodity to be sold. This is one of the examples Rama, in his introduction to Darkei Moshe, gives in critique of the Beit Yosef.


Bracha on 2 cups of wine vs. all 4 cups at the Seder.

  • What do all the relevant parties hold?
    – Double AA
    Mar 26, 2020 at 23:38
  • Nearly all Geonim - 4 brachot; Rambam- - 4, Rif - 4; Rabbenu Yona and Rosh, with Rashba - only 2.
    – JeffreyD
    Mar 26, 2020 at 23:39
  • Where do they all make these rulings
    – Double AA
    Mar 26, 2020 at 23:39
  • Rambam, Hilchot CHametz uMatzah, 7:10
    – JeffreyD
    Mar 26, 2020 at 23:44
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    Jeffery, please edit all relevant info into your post so everyone can see it
    – Double AA
    Mar 26, 2020 at 23:47

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