We all have Rabbeim that we ask questions to.

Is one allowed to disagree with his rebbe if he feels that his rebbe's viewpoint is incorrect?

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    If you already know the answer, why are you asking in the first place? If you don't know the answer, how can you disagree? – Daniel Nov 11 '14 at 2:34
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    CYLOR :) (15 char) – Charles Koppelman Nov 11 '14 at 4:31
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    @CharlesKoppelman But what if you don't agree with what he says? ;) – Daniel Nov 11 '14 at 4:35
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    @Daniel As they say: wash, rinse, repeat... – Charles Koppelman Nov 11 '14 at 4:42
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    Similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/12874 – msh210 Nov 11 '14 at 7:40

R. Reuven Leuchter Shlita often says (and infers from R. Y. Salanter's responses to his student in Or Yisrael) that a rebbi is to present the relative merits of different courses of action; not to choose for you.

  • Is that referring to advice and guidance in general (e.g. what city to move to, what career to choose, etc.), or even deciding an overtly halachic question (e.g. "Some milk fell into my pot - is it kosher?"). – Fred Jan 23 '15 at 20:23
  • He made it clear that he wasnt talking about halacha. He contrasted halacha where the point is only the destination; reaching the correct conclusion, with broader avodah where (part of) the point is the journey; making the decisions. Passing off the decision is thus forfeiting the whole thing. – mevaqesh Jan 29 '15 at 3:57

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