Maimoniyyot, Hilkhot Hanuka 3:7, note 5. Cited also in R. Simha b. Samuel of Vitry’s Mahzor Vitry (ed. Horowitz), p. 193. See as well R. Simeon ben Zemah Duran, Rashbats to Berakhot 14a.
39.Interestingly, Rabbeinu Tam himself, ibid., does not utilize this approach to justify his Hallel ruling, instead using other arguments. See R. Joseph B. Soloveitchik, cited in R. Hayyim Dov Altuski’s Hiddushei Batra, haMasbir, Berakhot 14a, secs. 134-135 (“MaSBIR” is an inverted acronym for Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, Moreinu). See also R. Joseph Engel, Gilyonei haShas, Berakhot 14a; R. Isaac Ze’ev haLevi Soloveitchik, Hidushei Maran Riz haLevi, Hilkhot Berakhot 11:16. See also the Addendum section of this paper, Part 1, sections c and d.
40.This is the text as found both in Tosafot Berakhot and Haggahot Maimoniyyot, supra, note 38. However, in Tosafot Rabbeinu Perets, Berakhot 14a, the text reads: “Lulav and tefilla (prayer).” Cf. Haggahot haBah, Berakhot 14a, note b.
41.Tosafot Berakhot, Tosafot Arakhin, and Haggahot Maimoniyyot, supra, note 38. See also R. Hayyim Joseph David Azulai, Birkei Yosef, Y.D., sec. 333, end of note 1; R. Eleazar Flekeles, Resp. Teshuva meAhava, II, sec. 693. See also Resp. Hemda Genuza, sec. 12, nos. 8 and 19; R. Abraham Gurevitz, Or Avraham, M.T. Hilkhot Hanukka, 3:7, sec. 28; Hidushei Batra, Berakhot 14a, sec. 75.
42.Mishna Megilla 1:1.
43.R. Jacob b. Asher, Tur O.H. sec. 690; R. Joseph Caro, Beit Yosef, ad loc. and Shulhan Arukh, O.H. sec. 690, no. 1.
44.Mishna Berura O.H. sec. 690, note 61 and Sha’ar haTsiyyun ad loc. On whether Megilla reading on the fourteenth in walled cities (e.g., when the fifteenth falls on the Sabbath) is considered she-lo bi-zmano, see: R. Ovadiah Yosef, Yehave Da’at, I, sec. 90, no. 2 and IV, sec. 40; Resp. Yabia Omer VI, O.H., sec. 46; R. Shlomo Zalman Auerbach cited by R. Nahum Stepansky, veAleihu Lo Yibol, I, O.H., sec. 425. Rama, O.H. sec. 692, no. 1, maintains that a minyan is always required to recite the “HaRav et riveinu” blessing that follows the Megilla reading. For further discussion, see Birur Halakha, sec. 690, no. 18 and sec. 692, no. 1; R. Jacob Hayyim Sofer, Kaf haHayyim sec. 690, no. 124; Yehave Da’at, I, sec. 88 and sec. 90, no. 2; Yalkut Yosef, V, Hilkhot Mikra Megilla, no. 39, note 70, p. 300. There are, however, many dissenting opinions who permit the recitation of HaRav et riveinu even in the absence of a minyan; see, for example, Be’er Heitev, sec. 692, no. 4; Arukh haShulhan, O.H. sec. 690, no. 25 and sec. 692, no. 5; R. Joseph