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Why is it necessary to ask a Rabbi?

I would suspect the part where you are advised to consult your local Rabi would be to help ensure you get localized advice specific to the tradition and flavor of Judaism you come from. Just the ...
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Does a Rabbi have an obligation towards his students

The Rambam quotes this Talmudic teaching in משנה תורה, הלכות רוצח ושמירת נפש פרק ז׳ : א׳: תַּלְמִיד שֶׁגָּלָה לְעָרֵי מִקְלָט מַגְלִין רַבּוֹ עִמּוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר וָחָי עֲשֵׂה לוֹ כְּדֵי שֶׁיִּחְיֶה ...
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Chacham or "rabbi" vs Classical Semichah?

The first Siman in Choshen Mishpat details what items can be judged by un-ordained(real semicha) Rabbis ,and what can be judged by ordained Rabbis . Penalties, and unusual cases are not judged today ...
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Is it true there was a sage on his death bed and said I wish I used up all my money?

Reish Lakish, in Gittin 47a: כִּי נָח נַפְשֵׁיהּ שְׁבַק קַבָּא דְמוֹרִיקָא, קְרָא אַנַּפְשֵׁיהּ: ״וְעָזְבוּ לַאֲחֵרִים חֵילָם״ When he passed away, he left a kav of saffron. He applied to himself the ...
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