[Avodah] De-Chokifying Arayos

M Cohen via Avodah avodah at lists.aishdas.org
Tue Aug 4 10:43:39 PDT 2015

> But that's not what's happening here. This is a case where the Shulchan
> Aruch paskened very clearly in one direction, and this approach went
> uncontested through centuries of acharonim. Then something changed.... Why
> aren't we rejecting these revisionist poskim out of hand?

Good question.

I can't help but thinking that this is one of those (many) halachic issues
where the hanhaga of Klal yisroel in certain halachic (or hashkafic) areas
has developed to be inline with yechidim than with the majority of

Why this happens is certainly a discussion - is it societal / siata shimaya
guiding Klal yisroel / etc

We have many others similar to this (some d'oriasa, some d'rabbanan) - human
hair sheitals, chadash, live music after the churban, etc.

When this should happen (and when it should be fought), I will leave to the
einei haeida.

Mordechai Cohen

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