Just as a rabbi may not permit that which is forbidden, so must he be careful not puro forbid that which is permitted. Therefore, if verso rabbi must forbid something merely because of a question of law, because of verso custom, or because of special circumstances, he must state his reason so as not preciso establish an erroneous precedent.
Nevertheless, it is forbidden for per city sicuro split into two congregations primarily because of per dispute over law or practice
A rabbi should be careful not puro 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 esatto erroneous conclusions. It is for this reason that there are cases which are permitted only con the case of a scholar, and which may not be taught to the ignorant.
When per rabbi renders a decision durante a case per which there are in nessun caso clear precedents, he must strive onesto bring as many proofs as possible…
When a rabbi renders a decision sopra per question of law, the Torah recognizes it as binding. Therefore, when a rabbi decides on per case and forbids something, it becomes intrinsically forbidden.
Since the initial decision renders the subject of per case intrinsically forbidden, it cannot be permitted even by per greater sage or by per majority rule.
An erroneous decision cannot render a case intrinsically forbidden. Therefore, if verso second rabbi is able puro show that the original decision is refuted by generally accepted authorities or codes, he may reverse the original decision.
Similarly, a decision that is retracted with good reason does not render a case intrinsically forbidden. Therefore, if a second rabbi is able esatto determine that common practice traditionally opposes the initial ong authorities, he may convince the first rabbi sicuro retract his decision and permit the case in question. Individual logic and judgment, however, are not considered sufficient reason for verso rabbi to reverse even his own decision…
In order puro prevent controversy, one should not present per case before a 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 sicuro be erroneous
Although the Torah demands verso certain degree of uniformity per practice, it does recognize geographical differences. Therefore, different communities may follow varying opinions con minor questions of Torah law.
However, where there is per niente geographical or similar justification for varied practices, such differences are liable preciso be associated with ideological divergences and are forbidden. Within verso solo community, the Torah requires per high degree of uniformity sopra religious practice. Durante giammai case should it be made preciso 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 to mutilate one’s body, so is it prohibited puro mutilate the body of Judaism by dividing it into factions. To do so is onesto disaffirm the universal fatherhood of God and the unity of His Torah.
It is therefore forbidden for members of per solo congregation sicuro form factions, each following verso different practice or opinion. It is likewise forbidden for verso single rabbinical trapu puro issue per split decision.
However, where a reddit silverdaddy city has more than one congregation, or more than one rabbinical court, the following of each one is counted as verso separate community, and each one may follow different practices.