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For much of the past 2000 years, when most of contemporary Halacha was being formulated, there was only a single denomination\sect of Judaism. (Leaving aside Ashkenzi vs Sephardi, which is mostly a matter of minhag.) However, in recent years there has been an explosion of division among Jewry, and now we've got almost a dozen, not even including all the different Hassidic groups. This appears to be a return to the situation at the end of Bayit Sheini, and that situation is reflected in the halakha and hashkafa from that time. (For example, please see http://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/34509/880)

What are the contemporary halakhic and hashkafic implications of this trend?

(Related: What is the orthodox view towards the existence of a progressive denomination?)

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Perhaps relevant? judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/34506/… –  Baby Seal Apr 25 at 20:30
    
Can you specify what you mean by halachic and haskafic implications? –  LiquidMetal Jul 21 at 22:58

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