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KMTT - the Torah Podcast

Jan 27, 2020

The Process of Pesak Halacha 14: Minhag as Evidence of the Correct Halacha, by Rav Jonathan Ziring

Why and when does custom act as a data point in determining the proper halacha?


Jan 20, 2020

The Process of Pesak Halacha 13: Manuscripts in Halacha, by Rav Jonathan Ziring

When considering the positions of previous poskim, how does one weigh new editions or newly found Rishonim?  Does one reject these new discoveries or allow them to impact the way one determines halacha?


Jan 13, 2020

The Process of Pesak Halacha 12: Halacha KeBatrai, by Rav Jonathan Ziring

How do poskim weigh early and late poskim?  Why and when are later poskim given more authority?


Jan 6, 2020

The Process of Pesak Halacha 11: Choosing Authorities: Mara D'Atra Classic and Modern, by Rav Jonathan Ziring

Why do certain communities follow particular poskim?  How does this emerge from the category of Mara D'Atra, local rabbinic authority?


Dec 30, 2019

The Process of Pesak Halacha 10: Ruling Based on Previous Authorities, by Rav Jonathan Ziring

How does one determine which authorities to use for psak?  Does one count the number of poskim?  Look at their relative expertise?  Other factors?