Audio Roundup 2018:44

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by Joel Rich

Question: I’ve been thinking about the number of times the shulchan aruch(or M”B) says that it’s worth giving deference to a minority opinion.I’m wondering if this is the result of the algorithmic approach rather than going through the entire sugya to come to a conclusion? Do we see this same propensity in prior authorities who were not writing codes in this manner?


See here for some interesting thoughts on how local culture impacted the Bavli:

https://kotzkblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/197-babylonian-influences-on-babylonian_72.html

Me-Yet R’ Ellman would not ( at least when I asked him) say that any of these insights should impact the halachic process today. definite food for thought


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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent local lecturer on various Torah topics in West Orange, NJ and supports his Torah listening habits by working as a consulting actuary.

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