Karov l’malchus — to boldly go where no posek has gone before

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Introduction

Halacha, like American law, is often precedent-based; where an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.

With Donald Trump having a large number of Orthodox Jews in his inner circle and administration, questions of karov l’malchus are coming up…