Talmudic discussions are filled with counter opinions from many Rabbanim. In a mishnah there may be several Rabbinic opinions on a specific halacha. After a psak is decided did the minority have to follow the majority le'maaseh? Is there a difference when the halacha is in favour of a 'group' e.g. Beit Hillel/Shammai, the 'school of X' or the 'Rabbanan'? i.e. I assume that, although their positions vary greatly, Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel actually practiced as their 'school of thought' taught.

  • I think that this was only a requirement if the opposing view was confirmed by the beit din hatzadik. – mevaqesh Aug 31 '16 at 8:53
  • @mevaqesh what do you mean by 'confirmed'? – bondonk Aug 31 '16 at 8:54
  • Ruled. See the first two chapters of hilkhot mamrim. – mevaqesh Aug 31 '16 at 8:57
  • See Eduyot 5:6-7. – Double AA Aug 31 '16 at 14:19

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