Rambam Bekius

The Rambam's Ambitious Plan for the Centralization of Halacha (Part 1)

June 15, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 8 Episode 25
Rambam Bekius
The Rambam's Ambitious Plan for the Centralization of Halacha (Part 1)
Show Notes

NOTE: I forgot to read a CRITICAL source!! The Rambam's Hakdamah אות ל-לג. I intend to begin tomorrow's shiur with this.

This afternoon (6/15/22), in our Rambam Bekius chavurah, we returned to the topic we took up on Monday: what was the Rambam thinking when he declared that a person can paskin straight from the Mishneh Torah? After reading the views of the Tosfos Yom Tov and Chazon Ish, who (mistakenly) claim that the Rambam never intended this in the first place, we read an excerpt from Moshe Halbertal's book, in which he suggests a compelling theory about what the Rambam aspired to do. Spoiler alert: it's not what you were taught in school. בג"ה, we will continue with Halbertal tomorrow, in our last Rambam Bekius session of the season.
משנה תורה השלם הוצאת לאור דף 17 הערה 33
מעדני יו"ט - הקדמה
חזון איש - שביעית סימן י"ג סקי"ד
Moshe Halbertal, "Maimonides Life and Thought" pp.181-185
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: הקדמה, אות כז-לא
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