Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Pekudat Elazar

(Rabbi Raphael Elazar Halevi Ibn Tovo; ?-1886; Morocco-Israel), Orach Chaim #261, quotes extensively from Maharam Alashkar and Minchat Kohen (which see), both of whom assert Chazal conceded that the gentiles' model of the sun's movement – and not their own original model – was correct. He does not quote, or otherwise advance, any opinion to the contrary.

(Reference from Abitbul, She'eilot Uteshuvot Avnei Shayish, Pt. II #118, and Sitehon, Eretz Chaim, Orach Chaim 261:2.)

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