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What are the limits to "shev v'al ta'aseh"?

The question would be more accurately, what power do rabbis have to override the Torah laws. When they do it passively (Yevamos) When the Torah permitted something explicitly the rabbis cant forbid ...
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Should David have killed Saul?

It would seem that it was pre-meditated act by Dovid. Yerushalmi Sukkah 5:4 writes that Dovid had the inner turmoil of striking down a tzaddik. וַיָּבֹ֥א שָׁא֖וּל לְהָסֵ֣ךְ אֶת־רַגְלָי֑ו. וַהֲוָה ...
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What are the Biblical sources for rabbinic authority?

In addition to Rivka's wonderful answer, I would like to add another example of Rabbinic ruling found in Tanach, namely Zacharia 7:5, where he is asked if we should still fast on Tisha B'Av. לֵאמֹר ...
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A blind person not seeing chametz

As per my comment, the starting point would seemingly be the two contrasting opinions of the Rambam, and the Rosh. Rambam as explained in the Kesef Mishneh, hilchos chametz umatzah 3:1 that a person ...
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