When a person goes through smicha (in order to become a Rabbi) they learn (at least) the laws of kashrus. Depending on the program this can include more or less amounts of information (more or less amounts of commentaries). My question is: paskening requires more than actually holding the correct range of information in your head, it involves application of that information, very often to a situation where there are conflicting valid opinions. How does one go about learning how to do THAT? And... has anyone seen any literature on this topic?

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    See how others do it.
    – Double AA
    Jul 21, 2013 at 14:39
  • Very similar to judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1098 and judaism.stackexchange.com/q/6979.
    – msh210
    Jul 21, 2013 at 15:00
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    Shimush is needed to paskin
    – sam
    Jul 21, 2013 at 16:00
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    Example how to Pasken-if the Shulhan Aruch writes that an item that is Mukse Mishum Keli Shemalchtu Leisur is Mutar to move Lesorech Gufo Umkomo a way to Pasken would be to say that it is Mutar to use hammer to break open a nut. Jul 21, 2013 at 20:08


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