More on Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel… Specifically, did the members of Beit Shammai actually follow the approaches of Beit Shammai. Note also the affinity of other sages for either given approach – for example, Rabbi Tarfon (and his opinion, in contrast to R. Yochanan ben Nuri). Rabban Gamliel should be following Beit Hillel… But is introduced here as a follower of Beit Shammai?! Plus, several more cases by which to investigate the question of whether Beit Shammai people followed the rulings of Beit Shammai, or did they follow Beit Hillel, as per the bat kol (heavenly voice) that said everyone should be following Beit Hillel?
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