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I think the wording was imprecise vis-a-vis "amendments." There are the original laws of the Torah, which can never be violated. If the Torah says "thou shalt not", that means "thou shalt not", no matter what! Later laws can be added in the form of new prohibitions or obligations, but they have lesser standing than the original laws of the Torah. For ...


A "Gezere" never makes a leniency, it only has the power to tighten the borders of a commendment. Best examples are at Shabbos, e.g. according to the Torah, one may tear a cloth in Shabbos if he/she doesn't have in mind to sew it back, better than it was before (דרך קולקל). It's the Rabanan that prohibited it. The concept of Gezere, is derived from the ...

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