This is probably a stupid question, but I was wondering if it's possible to rely on a controversial heter that's not generally accepted.

For example Rav Messas was matir for married women uncovering their hair. If a Moroccan Jewish woman chooses to follow this heter even though all other Sephardi later rabbis didn't hold like this, are they technically doing an aveirah?

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    We all follow rabbis all the time we never met, like those in the Shulchan Aruch etc. I would imagine someone who follows all the rulings of Rav Messas could rely on this, but not to cherry pick leniencies.
    – robev
    Jun 26, 2022 at 18:02
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    Yes it is possible. And if you believe me, then you prove that you already knew the answer, since we have never met. Welcome to Mi Yodeya :) Nice meeting You. Jun 26, 2022 at 18:44
  • Nice to meet you too ! :) Jun 26, 2022 at 18:58
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    Just to clarify ,he didn't give a heter ,he was being melamed zechus on the current custom
    – sam
    Jun 27, 2022 at 2:16
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    – mbloch
    Jun 27, 2022 at 3:22


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