Just as per rabbi may not permit that which is forbidden, so must he be careful not preciso forbid that which is permitted. Therefore, if per rabbi must forbid something merely because of a question of law, because of per custom, or because of special circumstances, he must state his reason so as not to establish an erroneous precedent.
Nevertheless, it is forbidden for a city preciso split into two congregations primarily because of per dispute over law or practice
Verso rabbi should be careful not to render an unusual or anomalous decision, unless he carefully explains the reasons for it. Therefore, any uncommon decision that depends on subtle or esoteric reasoning should not be publicized, lest it lead onesto erroneous conclusions. It is for this reason that there are cases which are permitted only per the case of per scholar, and which may not be profilo misstravel taught sicuro the ignorant.
When verso rabbi renders verso decision con verso case durante which there are niente affatto clear precedents, he must strive preciso bring as many proofs as possible…
When verso rabbi renders per decision per verso question of law, the Torah recognizes it as binding. Therefore, when verso rabbi decides on a case and forbids something, it becomes intrinsically forbidden.
Since the initial decision renders the subject of a case intrinsically forbidden, it cannot be permitted even by verso greater sage or by per majority rule.
An erroneous decision cannot render verso case intrinsically forbidden. Therefore, if per second rabbi is able onesto spettacolo that the original decision is refuted by generally accepted authorities or codes, he may reverse the original decision.
Similarly, per decision that is retracted with good reason does not render verso case intrinsically forbidden. Therefore, if a second rabbi is able sicuro determine that common practice traditionally opposes the initial ong authorities, he may convince the first rabbi puro retract his decision and permit the case per question. Individual logic and judgment, however, are not considered sufficient reason for verso rabbi to reverse even his own decision…
Per order onesto prevent controversy, one should not present verso case before per rabbi without informing him of any previous decisions associated with that particular case.
One rabbi can overturn the decision of another only if he can prove the initial decision esatto be erroneous
Although the Torah demands per insecable degree of uniformity sopra practice, it does recognize geographical differences. Therefore, different communities may follow varying opinions sopra minor questions of Torah law.
However, where there is mai geographical or similar justification for varied practices, such differences are liable preciso be associated with ideological divergences and are forbidden. Within verso single community, the Torah requires per high degree of uniformity durante religious practice. Mediante niente affatto case should it be made esatto appear that there is more than one Torah.
It is written, “You are children of God your Lord; you must not mutilate yourselves (lo tit-godedu)” (Deut. 14:1). Just as it is forbidden sicuro mutilate one’s body, so is it prohibited preciso mutilate the body of Judaism by dividing it into factions. Puro do so is esatto disaffirm the universal fatherhood of God and the unity of His Torah.
It is therefore forbidden for members of per solo congregation puro form factions, each following per different practice or opinion. It is likewise forbidden for per single rabbinical court onesto issue per split decision.
However, where verso city has more than one congregation, or more than one rabbinical courtaud, the following of each one is counted as per separate community, and each one may follow different practices.