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Author Topic: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.  (Read 30328 times)

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2013, 05:19:29 PM »
Would it be something like the Supreme Court or a lower court’s ruling? Would their rulings just be binding on certain groups/sects?
The basic outline of halacha is in the Torah with room for application of smaller details. The "supreme court" (known as the Sanhedrin) has not existed since around the time of the destruction. Since then we've had world renowned Poskim who's words carried the most weight. At times they have disagreed on certain issues allowing for different sects to act accordingly. Each community had/has their own smaller Posek that are certified to know all four parts to the "Shulchan Aruch" (contemporary codified law written by Rabbi Y. Kairo abt 1500 A.D.) for basic questions and are authorized to rule for their town.
 As a side note all of us respect other sects customs and get along fine with each other despite these differences as we all have one goal to serve God our best, each to his own.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2013, 05:26:41 PM »
Understanding the difference between Halach and Minahg is vital. Also the distinction between a deoriso and derabbon.
(BTW IMHO the thread should be kept to basic definitions, for anything more, think of story with Hillel who told the individual who wanted kol hatora al regel achas...)
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2013, 05:33:32 PM »
(BTW IMHO the thread should be kept to basic definitions,
Now we are on the same page. It is so us outcasts can try and follow some of the threads.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2013, 05:35:42 PM »
Now we are on the same page. It is so us outcasts can try and follow some of the threads.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2013, 05:37:48 PM »
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2013, 05:45:13 PM »
Since then we've had world renowned Poskim who's words carried the most weight.
At this time is there one that is considered the "go to" guy?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2013, 05:51:41 PM »
At this time is there one that is considered the "go to" guy?
There is not one go to. The last one passed away (was niftar) last year-Rav yosef shalom elyashiv

There are two or three now-rav Chaim kaniefsky, Rav aharon leib shteinman
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2013, 06:15:35 PM »
At this time is there one that is considered the "go to" guy?
There are a couple. The most prestigious one, in the Ashkenaz sectn, was the late Rabbi Elyashiv,  who passed on this last summer at 102. His son-in-law, Rabbi Kanievsky,  is up there too. In the Sefardic sect there is Chacham (wise one) Ovadia Yosef
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2013, 09:15:51 PM »
There is not one go to. The last one passed away (was niftar) last year-Rav yosef shalom elyashiv

There are two or three now-rav Chaim kaniefsky, Rav aharon leib shteinman
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Both not poskim.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2013, 09:22:03 PM »
There are a couple.
You see, it is all very decentralized.
Just like Chabad ;D

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2013, 09:24:23 PM »
-1,
Both not poskim.
Yet both are asked many questions of psak
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #42 on: June 02, 2013, 09:28:08 PM »

 As a side note all of us respect other sects customs and get along fine with each other despite these differences as we all have one goal to serve God our best, each to his own.
Are you aware this is not the mashed potatoes/pea soup thread?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2013, 09:30:38 PM »
I can't believe how some members always take threads OT.  :)
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2013, 09:31:55 PM »
I can't believe how some members always take threads OT.  :)
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