Rabbi Tanchum bar Hanilai said: If the Torah were given cut and dry, a decisor would not have a leg to stand on. But now that the Torah was not given cut and dry, if he declares something unclean, others can be found who declare analogous things unclean, and if he declares something clean, others can be found who declare analogous things clean.
KING, HELPER and RESCUER and SHIELD MELEKH, OZER, uMOSHIAH uMAGEN From Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan zt’l's book: Jewish Meditation Chapter: “Relating to God” Pages 117-118 [Presented with slight edits by El-Ad Eliovson] The first paragraph in the Amidah concludes with four words that are designated to bring the worshiper closer to God. These words are "King Helper, Rescuer, and Shield " Whereas in the first part of this paragraph we relate to God in a general manner, here we develop our personal relationship with Him. These four words are the key to the entire Amidah . If one says them correctly, one is left in a perfect spiritual space for the rest of the service. Even if one has said the first parts of this paragraph without proper concentration, if these four words are said properly, they will bring the worshiper to such a closeness to God that the rest of the Amidah will be perfect !! [Even] if one cannot say entire first paragraph at the rat