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The concept of "Lo Tisgodedu" is homiletically interpreted to "lo ta'asu agudos agudos" - do not make distinct groups. This is used in a variety of places, most notably in the principal that one does not publicly deviate from minhag hamakom.

As discussed elsewhere, this doesn't seem to impede the creation of local/regional minhagim. What is the "upper bound" to the implementation of this concept, and how do we resolve conflicting minhagim within a pluralistic group with no minhag hamakom (Rav Moshe, IIRC, claims that the US is such a situation)?

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  • "most notably in the principal that one does not publicly deviate from minhag hamakom." Where is it used like that? I don't see it referenced in the fourth chapter of Pesachim, which is the main source of laws of minhag hamakom. – Double AA Jul 12 '17 at 16:35
  • @DoubleAA Many situations use this principal, like wearing tefillin in a chol hamoed minyan when your minhag is different from the prevailing one. – Isaac Kotlicky Jul 12 '17 at 16:39
  • No, sorry, that's not an issue of differing minhagim but of differing psak halakha. Deviating from minhag hamakom is a different issue and I still see no evidence of Lo Titgodedu being used therein. – Double AA Jul 12 '17 at 16:41

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