One of the great criticisms of the Rambam/Maimonides was that he did not write down the sources used to explain how he derived and decided Jewish law. His Code of Jewish Law/Mishneh Torah was straight forward without a discussion on the topic. Many commentators have come over the years to try and explain why he wrote what he wrote and what his sources were. Here, he was asked a series of questions people had of how he came to decide a specific law.
Egeret HaRambam/Letters of Maimonides (1) 2/2/02
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