Types of Halachic Rulings

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  1. So if male head-covering and ma‘ariv are of equal stringency, is that a stringency for the kipa or a leniency for the ma‘ariv?

  2. moshe says:

    where does “takana” fit in?

  3. chardal says:

    Yashar Koach. I am going to print this out and show it to people who have been confused by these issues for a while.

  4. micha says:

    Takanah is a general term for rabbinic legislation. It’s not a specie, but the category as a whole. At least, as Rambam uses the term.

  5. micha says:

    Mezuzah and ma’ariv are similar in kind of “legislation”; they are both laws that derive from the principle that universal custom must be observed. That’s not the same as saying they are equal in severity if they are not customarily treated equally.

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