There are different levels of authoritative teachings in Halakha. Sometimes, the Rabbis teach what everyone should do, as the best option. Other times we learn what is acceptable after the fact, but what should not be broadcast as the proper behavior. In today’s passage, the Talmudic sages make this distinction.
This week, our study is led by Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky of Congregation Ansche Chesed in New York City.