If, through one's learning, or through a family tradition, one has established a particular practice which flat-out rejects other practices, but then he is put in a situation where his traditional practice is impossible, can he be yotzei his obligation by following the practice he rejects?

For example, if one holds that horseradish is not an acceptable way of fulfilling the obligation to eat maror, but he is somewhere where it is the only option, can he be yotzei by eating horseradish because others have a tradition that it is a valid option? I am not talking about a case where there are a bunch of what one sees as valid traditions, but a case in which one rejects the validity of the practice he would be forced to rely on.

[note - I have two or three other potential parallel cases but there are other variables which make them not strictly parallel]

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    So what is the actual question here? It sounds like what you are asking is, when are you permitted to violate halacha (what you learned to be correct) or violate your family tradition (אל תטוש תורת אמך)? Mar 17, 2017 at 11:44
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    @YaacovDeane would there be a difference between an understanding and an accepted practice that developed from an understanding when it comes to satisfying an active obligation?
    – rosends
    Mar 17, 2017 at 12:40
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    Do you hold that horseradish is pasul bedieved or not? Mar 17, 2017 at 15:25
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    @Danno What's the question? Suppose in your example you eat the horseradish, just in case. Either you've been yotzei or not. You believe not, but other people believe yes. Halakha is about what we should do. Whether or not we've been yotzei isn't relevant to halakha except to the extent that it determines what we should do next. If you're not going to have an opportunity to do the mitzvah the "right" way, what difference does it make if you were yotzei when you did it the wrong way?
    – Daniel
    Mar 17, 2017 at 20:41
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    @Danno Why make a bracha if you don't believe you're doing the mitzvah right?
    – Daniel
    Mar 19, 2017 at 14:41


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