I'm trying to understand the methodology and the dynamics of the Halachah and when the Gemmorah presents a Machlokes that is resolved generations later I arrive at the conclusions that there was no obligation/established Halacha on that topic at the time of the Machlokes.

In other words, at least up until the time of the Machlokes, each side kept his own [ways of] Halochos.

For example, the numerous Machlokos between R' Moshe and the Israeli Rabbis Z"L prove that those Halochos were not established and each side kept his own Halochos.

What Rabbinical sources support/refute my conclusion?

I intentionally don't claim "there was no established Halacha on this topic ever", I can accept the claim of Moses or later generations kept it all in unison, I only ask about the conclusion about the specific time of the Machlokes (probably inferring that it was all lost in between).

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    Are you sure you haven’t asked this question already? – Alex Nov 21 '19 at 23:39
  • On the time before Machaloqot proliferated: Sanhedrin 88b,"תניא אמר רבי יוסי מתחילה לא היו מרבין מחלוקת בישראל ... משרבו תלמידי שמאי והלל שלא שמשו כל צרכן רבו מחלוקת בישראל ונעשית תורה כשתי תורות". – Tamir Evan Nov 22 '19 at 5:11
  • @Alex I'm pretty sure I repeat myself over and over in Talmudic Methodology. With over 700 questions I lost track. Please help me to locate the original. Anyway, maybe we need to reshuffle questions from time to time to bring some old good points to life. – Al Berko Nov 23 '19 at 17:28
  • @TamirEvan Please explain - did they forget just everything covered by the Talmud? – Al Berko Nov 23 '19 at 17:33

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