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Rambam states this in Hilchot Tefillin and Mezuzot 7:2 regarding the scrolls that a King writes: "...This [King's] copy is corrected by comparison with a scroll kept in the temple court and under the authority of the Supreme Judicature..." Likewise, in Hilchot Melachim and Milchamot 3:1: "He checks his Sefer against the one in the Temple ...


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The Rosh in Hilchos Tzitzis (Found in Menachos) asks this very question on Rashi's shita: ועוד הקשה ר''ת ז"ל דבריש יבמות אמר אפילו מ"ד דלא דריש סמוכין בעלמא במשנה תורה דרש. ובסדר רב עמרם חשיב ו' דברים דהלכה כב"ש והך חדא מינייהו ובכל דוכתי קי"ל דעשה דוחה לא תעשה וילפינן לה מכלאים בציצית. The Maadanei YomTov explains the Rosh's question ...


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So after searching high and low I came across the Halachically Speaking (Vol. 13, Issue 2) on the topic of Barmitzvah and Tefillin - see p.7. Rav Moishe Dovid Lebovitz there makes a clear distinction and helps to provide a very comprehensive answer and I have tried to link most the footnotes so everyone can easily access the sources. He writes as follows: ...


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Halachah, that's what makes it justice. If you act halachicly you do justice, because that's what God called justice. If you act against the Halachah you're driven by your feelings. Indeed, reciprocity and retaliation are innate biological behaviors observed even with animals, so both revenge and justice come from the same biological urge. But the only ...


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Prof. Benjamin Brown from University of Jerusalem published a paper about soft stringency in Halacha (more specific, on the Mishnah Berurah) in which he writes that this approach (can) have three different motivations, the jurisprudential, the social and the ideological. The paper is called "Soft Stringency in the Mishnah Brurah: The Jurisprudential, ...


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