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Can You Feel Out A Rabbi’s Opinion Before Committing to Follow It?

Dear JITC- Is there a way to feel out a rabbi’s opinion on something before committing to following their psak? Best, Shterna Dear Shterna- You’ve probably heard that one is not permitted to “shop around” for a psak (ruling) that one likes; rather, one should have a rav whose positions one follows consistently. But what’s […]

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What Do You Do When A Rabbi Says Something Troubling?

Dear Rebbetzin- A rabbi that lots of people respect has said some very troubling things. I know we’re supposed to respect rabbinic authority, but what do I do when a rabbi says offensive, troubling things? Sincerely, C Dear C- While filtering our worldview through the lens of the Torah’s wisdom is an important part of […]

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