We will explore the underpinnings of how the Halachic system works by studying illustrative cases: Does halacha believe in multiple truths or is there a "right" answer to most halachic questions? When there are differing Rabbinic opinions about an issue, can I follow whichever one seems most right to me? What's the role and weight of minhagim when it comes to psak halacha? When (if ever) can a layperson learn the sources oneself and make one's own decision? What's the balance between Rabbinic authority and personal autonomy?